(Mission - Pets)
Mission event for our 4 legged friends
Create delicious...nutritious dog biscuits for local animal shelters or service dog organizations.
Teach the children to care for not only their 2 legged friends but their 4 legged friends as well.
All ingredients are nutritious and healthy for pets.
When we invited several service dogs to our church, we created a bag of treats for each puppy. As they entered the church, they started sniffing immediately. They located their treats in just a matter of seconds.
Pumpkin Dog Biscuits Recipe
(PLEASE CHECK WITH THE PUPPY OWNER TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL INGREDIENTS ARE HEALTHY FOR THEIR PUPPY. MAKE SUBSTITUTIONS IF NECESSARY)
NOTE: WE FOUND DOG BISCUIT CUTTERS AT WAL-MART ON THE CAKE/COOKIE DECORATING ISLE
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons dry milk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 1/2 cups brown rice flour *
1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and pumpkin to smooth. Stir in dry milk, sea salt, and dried parsley (if using, optional). Add brown rice flour gradually, combining with spatula or hands to form a stiff, dry dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface (can use the brown rice flour) and if the dough is still rough, briefly knead and press to combine.
Roll dough between 1/4 – 1/2″ – depending on your dog’s chew preferences, ask first – and use a biscuit or another shape cutter to punch shapes, gathering and re-rolling scraps as you go. Place shapes on the cookie sheet, no greasing or paper necessary. If desired, press fork pattern on biscuits before baking, a quick up-and-down movement with fork, lightly pressing down halfway through dough. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully turn biscuits over, then bake an additional 20 minutes. Allow cooling completely on a rack before feeding to the dog.
* Brown rice flour gives the biscuits crunch and promotes better dog digestion. Many dogs have touchy stomachs or allergies, and do not, like many people I know, tolerate wheat.
Makes up to 75 small (1″) biscuits or 50 medium biscuits
Please note: This is not professional medical advice. These biscuits are a healthy everyday treat, and useful for a dog with a sensitive stomach, or minor digestion issues. If your dog is showing any signs of serious distress, remove all food and contact your veterinarian immediately.