‘Tis the season for holiday baking. To make sure your pets don’t miss out on the yummy fun, our clinical nutrition department crafted two healthy and tasty dog-friendly recipes. They look so good, you may be tempted to taste one too! Holiday baking for pets was never so fun! "Bone" appétit!
Oats and Honey Dog Treats
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup honey
2 cups oats, dry
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- Preheat oven to 350◦
- Mix flour, water, and honey together in a large bowl.
- Add oats and cinnamon. Mix well.
- Stir in blueberries.
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Using the back of a spoon, spread the oat mixture over the parchment paper until it is in the shape of an 8” x 9” rectangle and approximately 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
- Bake at 350◦F for 15 minutes, or until the mixture is set, but still slightly soft.
- Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes until just warm to the touch.
- While still warm, cut into 1” square pieces.
These treats should be refrigerated and fed within 3-5 days. Excess treats can be frozen.
Yields seventy-two 1” square treats. Each batch contains 1,500 calories or 20.8 calories per treat.
These treats contain 11% protein calories (low protein), 8% fat calories (low fat), 81% carbohydrate calories. Treat calories should not total more than 10% of any dog’s total daily calorie intake.
Holiday Pumpkin Doggie Treats
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup finely chopped zucchini
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup water
2 cups all purpose flour or tapioca flour
2 tablespoons of olive oil (okay to use flax seed oil)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 375̊ F.
- Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Form the dough into a large ball and remove from bowl.
- Roll out dough until about between 1/4-1/2 inch thick.
- Cut into shapes and place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until firm.
These treats may be kept in an air-tight container for up to 4 weeks.
There are 1,290 calories in one batch of dog treats. The final calorie content of each treat will depend on the total number of treats made.
These treats contain 9% protein calories (low protein), 22% fat calories (low fat), and 69% carbohydrate calories. Treat calories should not total more than 10% of any dog’s total daily calorie intake.
These treats are not complete and balanced and are intended for supplemental feeding only.
To learn more about the Association of American Feed Control Officials, visit http://www.aafco.org/Consumers.
If you are interested in learning more about pet nutrition, visit the Clinical Nutrition Department on our website. Our doctors can help with customized weight loss plans, home-prepared diet evaluation and formulation, nutrition counseling and education, and critical care nutrition.
Our clinical nutrition specialists are available to see appointments at our locations in Tinton Falls, Cherry Hill, Hillsborough, and Linwood. To make an appointment, call (732) 747-3636.