Like most dog owners, I sometimes find myself with a poorly pooch on my hands. Holly has quite a sensitive stomach so these episodes are not infrequent! I had heard that pumpkin was helpful in settling down tummy upsets in dogs so went on a search for a suitable cookie recipe.
I found this lovely recipe, and charming story while hunting one day, and adapted it very slightly to suit us.
The original recipe can be found here :
The recipe and method I used was :
½ cup mashed butternut squash
2tb dried milk powder
Scant ¼ tsp salt
Generous ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
2 ½ cups brown rice flour
You need to prepare the pumpkin well ahead of time by peeling, steaming and mashing. Drain in a sieve for several hours, or overnight, before using.
Beat two eggs and add the prepared pumpkin, beating well together. Add the milk powder and beat again, then beat in the salt and cinnamon. Add the rice flour and combine with a wooden spoon, and then your hands. If the dough is a little dry and won’t come together properly, add a teaspoon or two of cold water.
Roll out fairly thinly and then cut into shapes. Place on baking parchment on a baking tray.
Bake at 200oC (400 oF / gas mark 6) for approximately 30 to 40 minutes – until the biscuits are firm to the touch. Leave to get cold before giving to your dog.