Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dog Treats: Pumpkin Biscuits

Pumpkin dog biscuits
This is the first time that we are harvesting pumpkin from our backyard garden although we used to plant ornamental pumpkin in our mountain garden.
After harvesting an eight kilo pumpkin, a few weeks ago; I decided to give our dog a taste of the orange vegetable, too. 
But not before checking if pumpkin is an appropriate dietary supplement to our golden retriever
I found out about the benefits of pumpkin to dogs, in this website
Pumpkin is a great sourse of fiber, therefore, it helps dogs who have problems with indigestion of upset stomachs. Second, pumpkins are excellent source of Vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium and iron. And third, it is a major aid in weight loss, if ever your furry friends have an obesity problem.

Ingredients for pumpkin dog biscuits:

2 cups mashed pumpkin
2 cups flour
a pinch of garlic powder
some chopped parsley or dill


Combine mashed pumpkin and flour, mix. 
Add the garlic powder and chopped parsley or dill and mix thoroughly.
Form into a ball.
In a pre-heated oven, 180 C degrees, bake for around 10-15 minutes.

Here's a recipe for spinach dog biscuit.

Pumpkin dog biscuits with parsley

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