Home-Baked Pumpkin & Flaxseed Dog Treats For The Holidays

Pumpkin-flavored dog treats? While this might sound uncoventional, pumpkin is actually an excellent source of nutrients and fiber for your furry friend!

Why is Pumpkin so good for dogs?

Pumpkin is an excellent source of nutrients like Vitamin A and Potassium. In addition to its great taste it can help your dog maintain healthy immune and digestive systems. It keeps them well hydrated and even improves their skin & coat!

Do dogs really like the taste of pumpkin?

We have never seen our pup take a bite out of our Halloween Pumpkin, but he certainly loves pumpkin baked goods! Plus we can sneak in all sorts of other yummy healthy stuff like flax seed and brown rice flour :)
Dog treat bags to keep treats while you walk your dog. Essential dog walking items.
 Carry your treats outside with the stylish Lupo Dog Bag 

What if my dog is a picky eater?

Before introducing your dog to a new treat, test it with a small amount. Break off a small piece and see if they like the taste. Dogs are just like people. Sometimes they like something, sometimes they don't!

Do I have to bake cookies to give my dog the benefits of pumpkin?

That's the beauty of pumpkin - you can just mix a few tablespoons along with your pup's normal dry food! In fact, the American Kennel Club just wrote a great article about how pumpkin can help holistically treat diarrhea!

Let's get to the recipe for delicious Homemade Pumpkin & Flaxseed Dog Treats!
Best treat jar for dogs for freshness
Shop the incredible sleek ceramic Magisso Treat Jars with a tightly sealed lid to keep your home made dog treats fresh.

Home-Baked Pumpkin & Flaxseed Dog Treats


2 1/2 cups brown rice flour
2 tbsp flax seed
2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cup cold water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine brown rice flour and flax meal in a large bowl. Mix eggs and pumpkin together in a separate bowl until smooth. Add half of the pumpkin mixture to the brown rice mixture, stir, then add the rest and stir again with a wooden spoon. Add water slowly, as needed. Use your hands to knead the dough together.

Roll dough out between two pieces of waxed or parchment paper to desired thickness (about 1/4" thick). Remove top piece of paper, flip dough onto a counter coated with brown rice flour, remove wax paper, and then cut biscuits using a knife or cookie cutter. Re-roll and cut scraps until you’ve used every possible bit of dough.

Place biscuits on parchment-lined baking sheets (or sheets lightly greased with oil). Bake for 30 to 45 minutes until the top of the biscuit has dried out completely. Let biscuits cool on wire racks, then store in an airtight container.

(Makes 36 large dog biscuits.) ENJOY!

Leave a comment

All comments are moderated before being published