We love our dogs. Right? And because we love our dogs, naturally, we want what's best for them. That's how I feel about each and every Woody's Place resident senior German Shepherd. I want what's best for them, and one way I go about doing what I think is best for them is to make them home-cooked dog food and treats. Honestly, even if I'm drop-dead tired at the end of the day, nothing feels better than whipping up a batch of homemade treats for the fur crew and watching them enjoy their treat. They love it, and I love knowing what is going directly into their food and treats. Especially with recalls of commercial brand foods and treats becoming all too common. When making homemade treats for the sanctuary residents, I find keeping it simple is the way to go. My reasons for this are twofold. One because we have dogs with allergies and don't want any of them to have a flair up, and two to keep the cost in check, which is paramount when you have multiple dogs. With that said, our resident senior German Shepherds LOVE my soft peanut butter pumpkin homemade dog treats. It's a super simple recipe that is easy to make and super healthy for them. Seriously, these treats are packed full of vitamins and minerals that are great for the skin, coat, teeth, and bones, not to mention the digestive system, with only 5 simple ingredients.
My soft peanut butter pumpkin treats are also particularly great for any of our seniors who may be missing teeth, as this is a soft treat, so not a whole lot of hard chewing is going on. Without further ado, here is the recipe
3 cups of oats
1 cup of pumpkin puree
1/3 cup of peanut butter (not with xylitol)