It’s time to start stocking your shelves and your freezer for the most wonderful time of the year! What better time to use nature’s bounty to create some special holiday traditions for your canine friends?
Now that the food industry has officially kicked off the pumpkin flavor season, remember that the real thing is really good for you and your dog! Pumpkin is a nutritious and delicious food. It’s high in potassium and beta carotene (a natural antioxidant) but low in calories.
It’s also a miracle food for the digestive system. A tablespoon or two of fresh or canned pumpkin added to your dog’s food will regulate them whether they are constipated or when they have diarrhea!
Since dogs shouldn’t be getting into holiday pies, try a batch of pumpkin cookies they’re sure to enjoy.
11/2 Cups Oat Flour
11/2 Cups Brown Rice Flour
½ tsp. Cinnamon
½ tsp. Ground Nutmeg
½ tsp. Ground Ginger
3 Tb. Unsweetened Applesauce
¼ Cup Canned Pumpkin (or Fresh, Pureed Pumpkin)
½ Cup water
Preheat Oven to 350˚F
Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. These cookies will not rise or flatten so if you want a flatter cookie, press it down before baking.
Bake for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely on wire rack. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.