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Does your dog have a sensitive stomach and cannot handle food with grain?
Our dog did too.
We took a senior dog into our home that had some problems. One major problem was a sensitive stomach. Any slight variation from his diet caused all kinds of problems like super stenchy diarrhea.
He could only eat grain free food and got sick more times than we can count.
What calmed his stomach down?
We had to get some solutions fast so we tried feeding him plain old canned pumpkin. Turns out that pumpkin settled his GI track and he loved the taste.
We spooned out pumpkin and mixed it right into his food. It only took about 3 TBS per serving to calm him down.
It was not a fluke that pumpkin worked so well. According to The American Kennel Club, pumpkin is a prebiotic and safe for dogs to eat. It has soluble fiber and helps dogs with symptoms of diarrhea.
We can attest from personal experience that it really works and saw results within a few days.
If you are looking for a grain free treat for your dog, then take a look at these simple pumpkin treats.
Grain Free Pumpkin Dog Treats
The purpose of this recipe is to have a treat that is safe for dogs, inexpensive, and potentially helps with stomach problems. It’s grain free, gluten free, and tastes great (according to our dog).
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What You Will Need
This is a 4 ingredient recipe made from canned pumpkin, coconut flour, eggs, and chicken stock. You will also need something to form the treats. I used a cookie cutter shaped like dog bone but you could use anything on hand. Here are some cute dog bones and paws cookie cutters.
Beef stock will work well if you are out of chicken stock so use what you have or your dog prefers.
I used coconut flour instead of wheat since it’s grain free. The American Kennel Club says that coconut is safe for dogs and our dog really likes it.
If your dog is not sensitive to wheat, then 100% whole wheat flour can be used in leu of the coconut flour.
It really depends on your dog whether you should feed them any grain or not.
How To Store
Homemade dog treats like this are perishable. For longer term storage, store in the freezer. They will store for about a week in the refrigerator.
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- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1 egg
- 4 tbs chicken stock
- Mix together all ingredients.
- Transfer to a board, then spread out to about ½" think with your hands.
- Cut out treats with a cookie cutter then bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.