Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Oh, how I love the Holidays! There is just something magic in the air. I love the sights, the smells, and tastes of this festive time of year. And you know what? I know our dogs must too! So why not make Turkey Day special for your best friend as well?

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Today’s short but sweet post is a Do-It-Yourself post. I want you to whip up a treat for ol’ Spot to show him how thankful you are for his companionship!

Somethin’ Savory:

1) You’re going to want to preheat your oven to 350 before you start.

2) Make sure you have the following:

  • 2.5 cups of whole wheat flour (you can change it up by using oats instead if your dog has wheat sensitivities)
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. beef or chicken broth (use the bouillon granules. They break up easier in my humble opinion) or you can buy beef or chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup of hot water
  • Bacon or chicken broth, eggs, oats, liver powder, wheat germ, shredded cheese, bacon bits.

3) Instructions:

  • Dissolve the bouillon in hot water.
  • Add remaining ingredients (if you’re using beef or chicken stock, combine that with the ingredients now).
  • Knead the resulting dough until it forms a ball (about 3 minutes ought to do the trick).
  • Roll dough until it is about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Cut the dough into bone shapes (I just use a cookie cutter).
  • Place the bones on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.

Something Sweet:

1) You’re going to want to preheat your oven to 350 before you start.

2) Make sure you have the following:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbs peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

3) Instructions:

  • Beat the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
  • Add water if you need it to help make the dough easier to work with. BUT, the dough should be dry and stiff when you are all done.
  • Roll the dough until it is about 1/2 inch thick
  • Once again, cut the dough into doggy bone shapes
  • Bake until hard (about 40 minutes)

Your dog is going to love these treats and this will probably become a new Thanksgiving tradition!

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