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Pink Pumpkin & Apple Valentine’s Day Dog Treats with Icing

My pups loved and I mean LOVED this recipe!

As a pet parent with a dog that has pancreatitis, it can be difficult to watch what he is eating while making sure he has some variety in his diet. Let me tell you why this was perfect for him!

Pumpkin: all natural pumpkin without anything added is a great source of fiber and helps with digestion.

Flax and Chia: These are also great sources of fiber and essential fatty acids

Oats: While these are optional, if you choose to include them they are a great alternative carbohydrate for dogs, especially those sensitive to other grains. They also provide a boost of omega-6 fatty acids and linoleum acid.

Applesauce: It is low on taste but high in flavor, which is why I decided to add these to their treats

Beets: While dogs should be limited in beets it is packed with vitamins and fiber. If your dog has kidney or bladder stones you may want to skip adding them and frosting on top of the treats as beets are high in oxalates and could be an issue for dogs predisposed to the issues.

V-Day Heart Dog Cookies with Frosting

Pink Pumpkin Valentines Day Dog Cookies with Frosting
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: dogs, dogtreats, valentines day, valentinesdaypups, vday

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Pumpkin (unsweetenetd and Pureed)
  • 1/4th cup ground chia and flax seed mix
  • 1/2 cup oats (optional)
  • 1/4th cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup flour (coconut)

Pink Frosting

  • 1 cup Yogurt (nonfat & unsweetened)
  • 1/4th cup beet juice
  • 1/2 cup startch (potato or tapioca)

Instructions

Pink Pupkin Valentines Day Cookies

  • Mix the chia/flax blend, oats and appe sauce with the pumpkin
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  • Blend in the applesauce
  • Add flour to desired consistency
  • Stir and knead it until flat
  • Cut out desired shapes or shape by hand
  • Bake for 25 Minutes at 350 degrees

Pink Pupkin Frosting

  • Blend together nonfat yogurt, beet juice and starch
  • Mix until desired consistency
  • Place in refrigerator until cookies are done
  • Spread over cookies and let your pup enjoy!
  • Can keep in refrigerator for up to a week

Reminders

  • Remember that these treats are healthy and beneficial for your pup in moderation! They are not meant to replace meals. Always speak with your vet prior to feeding your dog anything they are not used to having
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