Homemade Dog Biscuits – Cleo’s Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

I just saw this on Facebook and had to share it.  This was posted on the Facebook page called The Barking Army.

My dog hates these biscuits from the store, she is a very picky dog, so I’m not even sure she will like these, but I will try it out and she what happens.  Of course I will have to find a smaller cookie cutter because she is a toy Chihuahua.  Also, she knows this shape to be the shape of the ones she hates, so it would have to be something else.

Stop giving your dogs crap from China that is killing our dogs!! Here is a Pumpkin Recipe that is healthy for them 🙂

Cleo’s Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons dry milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 1/2 cups brown rice flour *
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)

Preheat oven to 350.

In large bowl, whisk together eggs and pumpkin to smooth. Stir in dry milk, sea salt, and dried parsley (if using, optional). Add brown rice flour gradually, combining with spatula or hands to form a stiff, dry dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface (can use the brown rice flour) and if dough is still rough, briefly knead and press to combine.

Roll dough between 1/4 – 1/2″ – depending on your dog’s chew preferences, – and use biscuit or other shape cutter to punch shapes, gathering and re-rolling scraps as you go. Place shapes on cookie sheet, no greasing or paper necessary. If desired, press fork pattern on biscuits before baking, a quick up-and-down movement with fork, lightly pressing down halfway through dough. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully turn biscuits over, then bake additional 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely on rack before feeding to dog.

* Brown rice flour gives the biscuits crunch and promotes better dog digestion. Many dogs have touchy stomachs or allergies, and do not, like many people I know, tolerate wheat.

Makes up to 75 small (1″) biscuits or 50 medium biscuits.

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3 thoughts on “Homemade Dog Biscuits – Cleo’s Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

  1. Cristine

    I’ve been baking these treats for my dogs for about 3 years now and the love them. But recently after a few days they start to mold. After I bake them, I let them cool completely, then I store them in a plastic container. Should I refrigerate them? How do you store them?

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    1. Michel McDonald

      Excellent question. I would imagine that if you made your dogs food at home that they would decay at the same speed as food you make for yourself. You would think that if it’s something that is supposed to dry out like a dog biscuit that it would harden and stay good for months, but because you don’t have any of the preservatives that companies like Milk Bone use, then I guess it stands to reason that it would decay in normal time.

      If it lasts for years, it’s probably not good for you. If it grows mold, it’s good for you.

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