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Delectable Doggie Desserts

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After a long day at the office Gus likes an evening snack of pumpkin dog treats.

A couple of months ago I wrote and photographed a story for Rocket City Pets about Homemade Pet Treats.  I don’t own a dog, but I am a dog aunt (as in my brother has a dog, not that I am secretly a dog with a niece/nephew that also writes this blog, which would be impressive).

I was surprised to learn that you need to be very careful about what to feed your pups.  Of course I knew about chocolate, but there were plenty of other foods that I may have given a dog without thinking.  Who knew grapes were bad for our canine friends.

7 Human Foods Dogs Should NEVER Eat

Avocados

Caffeine-(I could never be a dog if it meant I had to give up coffee)

Chocolate

Grapes/Raisins

Macadamia Nuts

Milk/Dairy

Onions/Garlic

Food Styling Trick. We didn't have coffee so we had to use soy sauce. Yum.

Food Styling Trick. We didn’t have coffee so we had to use soy sauce. Yum.

Furthermore pet owners have to be careful about what store-bought treats they feed their dogs.  According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, since 2007 as many as 3600 dogs have reportedly gotten sick, and close to 600 dogs actually have died from eating contaminated chicken jerky treats imported from China.

Therefore it is much safer to use this recipe.  Gus, the dog in the photos and my dog nephew, LOVED the treats.  It was pretty hard to get a photo of him without him gobbling up the pumpkin goodies.

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Biscuits

1 cup puree pumpkin

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ cup water

½ cup coconut oil

4 cups brown rice flour

2 eggs

1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, adding more water or flour as necessary. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

2. Preheat oven to 350F. Roll dough out onto a surface sprinkled with brown rice flour. Roll or pat to ¼- inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutter. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden. Cool completely. Store covered, at room temperature.

Bon Appétit

Gus3

Can I eat yet?

Dog Translation-“Bark Woof”1385947_10201518637439803_1052894854_n

For other Doggie Treats checkout this blog post.Gus6

 

Author: Sarah Bélanger

I am a freelance photographer and writer, working for various magazines, cookbooks and blogs. I love what I do, but I have a lot of restrictions depending on which brand and publication I'm working for. This blog gives me the opportunity to have fun. I'm also a pretty terrible cook, so this blog is forcing me to learn some kitchen skills, which is both thrilling and infuriating. I hope you enjoy reading the blog, half as much as I enjoy making it.

8 thoughts on “Delectable Doggie Desserts

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  2. That has to be the cutest dog ever.

  3. Gus sure turned out to be a handsome little guy! – All spiffed up with his shirt collar and blue tie! – I remember him at the shelter (I volunteer there). He was so sweet and calm. – Had been there for a little while with not much interest. – I was so happy when your brother adopted him. – It’s wonderful to see how well he is cared for. – Those are great pictures, too. – Ha! – Not a big surprise about the pumpkin treats! Most dogs LOVE pumpkin. – And it’s so good for them! – I will have to try that recipe.

    • Thank-you Astrid! Gus is still sweet and calm. I mean how many dogs will patiently sit there in a shirt and tie. 😉 I can’t believe someone didn’t snatch him up from the shelter right away. Definitely try the pumpkin treats. We had tons of trouble keeping them from getting gobbled up by all the dogs on set. Very popular. Thank-you so much for writing.

  4. We love this recipe and your nephew! So does our dog Max:-)

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