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Whatever the weather where you live, fall is officially here! It’s time for falling leaves, cozy sweaters, and all your favourite cool-weather comfort foods.
Fortunately, many of the best fruits and vegetables from the autumn harvest are healthy for you and your furry friend. Here are 3 easy recipes for homemade dog treats with fall flavours your dog will love.
🍌Crunchy banana-pumpkin squares
- 1 large egg
- ½ pumpkin puree
- ½ cup mashed banana
- 2 cups flour
- healthybud Banana Crisps
Preheat your oven to 350F. Add egg, pumpkin puree, and mashed banana to a large bowl and mix together. Mix in the flour a half cup at a time.
Roll the dough out to about ½-inch thickness, then cut into bite-sized squares. Put the treats on a lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
Stick a piece of healthybud Banana Crisps treats into the top of each treat while still warm and soft, then let cool. Store in an airtight container.
🍠 Sweet potato dog cookies
- 1 baked sweet potato, mashed
- 3 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup creamy natural peanut butter (no xylitol!)
Preheat your oven to 250F. Blend 2 cups of rolled oats to the consistency of flour. Combine the blended oats with the remaining 1 cup of rolled oats in a large bowl.
Add the sweet potato and peanut butter to the oat mixture. Blend with your hands to create a dough. Roll the dough to a ½-inch thickness, then use a cookie cutter to make pieces.
Put the cookies on a lined baking sheet, and bake to your desired consistency – crunchy or soft. Cool, then store in an airtight container.
🦃 Turkey and pumpkin gelatin treats
- ¼ pound ground turkey
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- Plain, unflavoured gelatin powder
- healthybud Freeze-Dried Turkey Bites
Put the ground turkey in a pot and cover with water. Cook on medium-high for 15 minutes. Save a ½ cup of the cooking water, then strain the cooked turkey.
Mix the turkey and pumpkin puree in a blender until smooth. Add the reserved cooking water and gelatin, according to package instructions, to a mixing bowl. Whisk to dissolve the gelatin, add the puree from the blender, then mix until smooth. Add a handful of healthybud Freeze-Dried Turkey Bites, and mix through.
Put the contents of the bowl into ice-cube trays or silicone molds, then freeze for two hours. Store the finished treats in the fridge.
Pumpkin is a great superfood for dogs! It’s a natural stomach soother and a home remedy for diarrhea, thanks to its fibre content. This orange squash also contains vitamins A and C, iron, and potassium.
Look for canned pumpkin puree with no additives for these recipes or to add to the top of your dog’s regular food as a nutritious treat.
Stay healthy, stay happy, stay curious #healthygang!
Lots of love,
- The healthybud team
DISCLAIMER: The information presented here is not meant to replace your vet’s advice or prescribed medications, but only to suggest additional options to explore, based on your dog’s condition.Support your best bud’s health with high quality, healthy foods and treats you will both feel great about. Visit the healthybud website now to learn more about our products and subscription options.