How to Make Pumpkin Dog Treats with Bullyade
Dog’s take to pumpkin dog treats really fast so this recipe should not be a problem for your pooch. However, if he still insists on being picky, then throw in some peanut butter and Bullyade flavors. That should be incentive enough.
Facts about Pumpkin for dogs
Pumpkin dog treats packs lots of fiber that directly benefits your pup’s digestive health. In fact, if your pup ever suffers from indigestion, constipation, or diarrhea, just give him some pumpkin. Moreover, pumpkin can help quieten an upset tummy, and your pup must have figured this out by now.
Pumpkin seeds contain antioxidants and fatty acids that help dogs maintain healthy skin and fur coat. Also, the oils squeezed from fresh pumpkin seeds directly support urinary health. Pumpkin seeds contain minerals such as potassium, beta-carotene, iron, and Vitamin A. All these nutrients combined help protect the integrity of your dog’s DNA and prevent the chance of cancer cells forming.
Want your dog to lose some of that belly fat? Easy, just put him on a regular pumpkin diet. As opposed to meat, pumpkin carries the essentials fats and oils the body needs to stay healthy without getting fat. Pumpkin makes your tummy feel full too so it will have the same effect on your dog.
With that said, here is a quick pumpkin treat recipe to try out at home. Ensure you only use organic raw or cooked pumpkin. Sweetened pumpkin does not carry the same health benefits.
- Half a cup of canned or freshly cooked pumpkin
- 2½ cups of whole wheat flour (gluten-free or brown rice flour can work too)
- Two eggs
- 2 tbsp. peanut butter
- 2 scoops of Bullyade
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon (ground)
- Warm water
- Preheat the oven to 175℃ (350℉)
- Put some water in a cup then add the two scoops of Bullyade to dissolve.
- In a bowl, add the peanut butter, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin, and eggs then whisk into a fine mixture. Puree the pumpkin first for best results
- Add the Bullyade water into the bowl and continue whisking
- Now add the flour little by little and knead into a workable dough. A workable dough should be stiff and dry. Test this by poking a finger through the dough. If the finger comes out clean, the dough is ready for rolling and cutting.
- Flour your kitchen surface then roll-out the dough with a rolling pin
- Using a cookie cutter, cut the dough into cookie shapes you desire. It could be hearts, fruit or bone shapes, whatever your dog loves
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper before placing the cut cookies on top
- Place the tray in the oven and bake for about 40 minutes. The cookies will be ready when they harden and have golden-brown color.
Test the results by letting Bingo gobble one cookie. If he wags his tail for more, then he just gave your tasty creation two paws up!
- Bullyade adds a chicken or beef flavor to the cookies. It also packs plenty of electrolytes and vitamins that will benefit your dog
- Never use leftover pumpkin as it may already have bacteria that will upset your dog’s tummy