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pumpkin for puppies

When is a dog no longer a puppy? Just curious.

Here’s my pup with her silly e-collar on…poor pooch!

Anyways, in light of Lily’s recent eye surgery (as though she or I needed an excuse), I made her some special dog treats. Not only do they contain pumpkin, but I even made a treat shaped like a pumpkin…!

And like a spider….

And, of course, like dog bones…

The rest are all just little squares. I promise, I don’t have that much time to waste in a day 😉

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats from The Nifty Foodie and originally AllRecipes

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350° F.

Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces and place onto parchment paper lining a baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.


Question: What foods make YOU feel better when you aren’t feeling your best?


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  1. October 7, 2010 / 4:38 pm

    This is adorable Nicole! Lily is one lucky doggie that deserves to be spoiled! I am so making these for my dogs!

  2. October 7, 2010 / 4:39 pm

    Aww, poor Lily. I’m sure she LOVED these treats though!

    This may sound cliche, but soup always does the trick. Panera soup in a bread bowl is even better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. October 7, 2010 / 4:45 pm

    Awww, she’s beautiful even with her donut!! These dog treats are so cute!

  4. October 7, 2010 / 6:29 pm

    You are the best doggie’s mama ever!! Those treats are so sweet!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I need to make them for my fur children!!

  5. October 7, 2010 / 6:41 pm

    Poor Lily!

    I do love the treats you made her! And I totally call all dogs “puppies.” Weird, right?

  6. October 7, 2010 / 7:49 pm

    It’s the cone of shame! (Have you seen the movie UP?)

    That’s so nice of you to make her little treats.

  7. October 7, 2010 / 8:11 pm

    Lily’s not spoiled at all ๐Ÿ˜‰ Those treats sound pretty good, think she’ll share?!

  8. October 7, 2010 / 8:35 pm

    Did you sample one of those? They sound human edible, and possibly tasty? Hah. Either way, I’m sure Lily enjoyed them!

  9. October 7, 2010 / 9:06 pm

    Oh my gosh, I’ve never seen collars like that?! Poor Lily!! I hope she feels 100% soon….she is lucky to have a sweet fur mommy like you! Anything pumpkin always makes me feel better, too. Or ice cream….not gonna lie. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. October 7, 2010 / 9:10 pm

    what? no nutritional info? LOL awe…poor baby. I think dogs will always be puppies to their human mommies and daddies! I know mine still is….and she is almost 3 yrs old! Some days, no lie, love her more than my kids! haha I am so going to make these for my pup! thanks!

  11. October 7, 2010 / 10:58 pm

    I’ve frequently impressed with your kitchen exploits but now I’m really impressed.

    Soup definitely makes me feel better when I’m ailing. One time, I wasn’t feeling so hot and my friend delivered an awesome care package with pajamas, a Vosges chocolate bar with grey sea salt and smoked almonds…

    I can’t remember what else was in the package but just the fact that my friend made a special package for me was enough to make me feel better.

  12. October 8, 2010 / 7:29 am

    Aww poor baby!

    I didn’t realize that dogs can eat pumpkin…now I’m totally baking some of these for my puppy!

  13. October 9, 2010 / 4:29 pm

    Poor Lily!! Hopefully the treats will make things better. I’ll have to make these for Whatley–he loves pumpkin (well, everything really)!

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