Earlier this week I had an urge to bake. I like baking things for people, sure, so I did that.
But I also love to bake for my dogs. They surely love treats (who would have guessed?), and it’s fun for me.
I turned to the treats section of Feed Your Best Friend Better, a great book I recently bought, and found a fun recipe called Pumpkin Puppy Puffs. When it suggested I could use a pastry bag to speed up the process, I knew I’d found my fun baking project for the afternoon.
And about 2 seconds later…
So, Pumpkin Puppy Puffs were a hit with Izzie! Crazydog is on an elimination diet for possible food allergies, so I didn’t let her try them.
This recipe is just one of the MANY recipes in the book Feed Your Best Friend Better. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Rick Woodford, the author of the book, a few weeks back when he was in the Seattle area doing book signings. The book is loaded with information on balancing the nutrition and nutrient content in your dog’s food and learning how you can make nourishing healthy meals at home. There is great information on what various nutrients do and feeding guidelines based on the size and activity level of your dog. There are also sections on preparing meals for specific ailments or conditions, which I thought were very well written. Although the recipe I tried first is a treat, I’ve gotten some great information from the book about nutrition and whole meals that can be made for my pups.