Don't forget your pets while you're in the kitchen this Thanksgiving! Jasper and Westby (our two pups) love these pumpkin treats. Pumpkin is great for your dog's digestive system. I found a recipe for pumpkin treats online and slightly modified it. Apparently cats will eat these as well. My cat, Beauie, is a bit particular so he didn't want any.
Pumpkin Puppy Treats
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oats (not the instant kind)
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
additional 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour for rolling the dough.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a food processor blend applesauce and pumpkin until smooth. In a separate bowl mix flour and oats. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix gently until a dough forms. roll out so it is 1/4 inch thick. Cut shapes with a cookie cutter. Place on a greased, or parchment lined, cookie sheet. Bake 7 minutes. Flip treats over and bake another 5 minutes.