Homemade Dog Treat With Fresh Vegetables

by Susan Dorling

Most dogs love their veggies. Fed raw, cooked or incorporated into home-baked treats, vegetables add valuable vitamins, minerals and roughage to the diet. These sweet-smelling and yummy-tasting sweet potato and pumpkin spice bones are wonderfully festive, and make perfect gifts for all the dogs on your holiday list.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Poke some holes in a large sweet potato and pumpkin squash. Place them in a microwavable dish with a little water and cook until soft, about 15 minutes, turning once. Let the potato and squash cool, remove the skin, then use a food processor, blender or potato masher to puree until smooth.

Step 3

Beat the egg in the measuring cup with a fork, add honey and blend together. Pour into the bowl of pureed vegetables, add water and mix together until all ingredients are well-incorporated.

Step 4

Combine flours, oat bran, ground flaxseed and spices in the other bowl. Add the vegetable mixture to the dry ingredients a little at a time and mix well until a dough forms.

Step 5

Roll the dough out on a lightly-floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into bone shapes. Place on an ungreased baking sheet close together. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until evenly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.

Video of the Day