Unsweetened canned pumpkins have various medical advantages for pooches, and fortunately man’s closest companion observes pumpkin to be similarly as heavenly as we do. Pumpkins fiber rich food and contain low levels of fat and cholesterol. They are fully packed with nutrients like potassium, beta carotene, iron and vitamin A. There are many ways to include a portion of this prominent organic product into your canine’s eating routine.
Adding a tablespoon or two of pumpkin to your dog’s food you can help relieve constipation. Replacing a portion of your dog’s food with pumpkin can also help him lose weight. The fiber content creates a feeling of completion, and your canine will probably appreciate a moist pumpkin treat. You can also have him try some raw pumpkin seeds.
These seeds contain antioxidants and fatty acids, which help in keeping their joints, skin and coats healthy. Remember give them to your pet one at a time and only give him a few pieces. You can also try crushing the pumpkin seeds and add them to your pet’s meal. Besides uncooked pumpkin, you can also make a variety of healthy pumpkin treats for your dog. Just remember to skip on added spices or sweeteners since these are not good for you pet’s health.
Here are some recipes that you can try:
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treat
- 2/12 cups of whole wheat flour
- 3 tablespoon of all natural peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 pumpkin puree
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl until dough comes together.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Makes about 76 pieces depending on the size chosen.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Treat
- 2/12 all purpose flour or whole wheat flour
- 1 cup canned pure pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon of Cinnamon
- 1 egg
- In a bowl, combine cinammon,egg and pumpkin.
- Add flour 1/2 cup at a time until stiff dough forms.
- Roll the dough to about 1/2 inch thick.
- Line the treats 1/2 inch apart.
- Bake for 30 minutes until the treats become golden brown.
Pumpkin and Molasses Treats
- 1/2 Cup Canned Pumpkin
- 4 tablespoons molasses
- 4 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cinammon
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Blend pumpkin,molasses,vegetable oil and water together
- Add wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinammon
- Stir until soft dough forms
- Grab the dough by the teaspoonful then roll into balls
- Place balls onto a cookie sheet or pizza pan then flatten them with a fork
- Bake for 25 minutes or until hard
No Bake Pumpkin Rolls
- 1 cup pure canned pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoon honey peanut butter
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2/12 cup oats
- Combine pumpkin,peanut butter and honey in a bowl.
- Roll the batter into tiny balls and place on a baking sheet.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.