I add organic pumpkin to Zu’s bowl daily. It’s great for his digestion. Just make sure you purchase actual canned pumpkin and not the pie filling. You can exchange the pumpkin in the recipe with cooked sweet potatoes or organic canned sweet potatoes to mix things up. You can use any cookie cutter for your treats. For this batch, I used a biscuit stamp. It’s one of my favorite cookie tools and you can find all kinds of rubber stamps, including holiday themes.
Zu is allergic to barley and has digestive issues with wheat. Oats are the only grain he gets in his diet.
No matter what grain you choose in your treats, watch for symptoms that can vary from dog to dog:
Itchy, dry, flaky skin
Bumps, red underbelly
Recurring ear infections
It can be hard to figure out what’s going on with our pups but it can also be a really simple fix by observing any changes after they eat and removing ingredients from their diets. If you feel your dog is in real distress after eating, please see your veterinarian right away. If something doesn’t feel right with our dogs, it probably isn’t.
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