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Question Dog Biscuit Recipe? Thoughts?

I found this while browsing on pinterest, but wasn't sure about the ingredients so what do you guys think? I've never actually made dog biscuits for the pups before

Cleo’s Pumpkin Dog Biscuits

2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons dry milk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 1/2 cups brown rice flour *
1 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)

Preheat oven to 350.

In large bowl, whisk together eggs and pumpkin to smooth. Stir in dry milk, sea salt, and dried parsley (if using, optional). Add brown rice flour gradually, combining with spatula or hands to form a stiff, dry dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface (can use the brown rice flour) and if dough is still rough, briefly knead and press to combine.

Roll dough between 1/4 – 1/2″ – depending on your dog’s chew preferences, ask first – and use biscuit or other shape cutter to punch shapes, gathering and re-rolling scraps as you go. Place shapes on cookie sheet, no greasing or paper necessary. If desired, press fork pattern on biscuits before baking, a quick up-and-down movement with fork, lightly pressing down halfway through dough. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully turn biscuits over, then bake additional 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely on rack before feeding to dog.

* Brown rice flour gives the biscuits crunch and promotes better dog digestion. Many dogs have touchy stomachs or allergies, and do not, like many people I know, tolerate wheat.

Makes up to 75 small (1″) biscuits or 50 medium biscuits

Here's the site it came from Retriever Retriever, Pumpkin Eater | Simmer Till Done
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I haven't made biscuits myself yet either (though I've intended to for...oh...years at this point). I think the ingredients look all right. They're something I wouldn't feel bad feeding to Elka, anyway. Maybe I'd leave out the salt, and use regular milk, since I don't tend to have dry.

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How I Make Dog Treats

1. Attempt to cook yummies for myself
2. Burn them horribly
3. Feed to dog...

I've not ever tried to make dog biscuits. As far as ingredients, I don't see anything I'd be concerned about particularly, though I'm not sure what the parsley is for? I thought parsley was generally decoration?

If you make them you'll have to let us know how Kahlua likes 'em!

As for Delta, she says you can just put the first 2 ingredients in her bowl, pleaseandthankyou, and skip the whole tedious "baking" process (also known as "torturing the dog by making the house smell yummy while not giving her any food yet").

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love pinterest! the ingredients are fine to use too

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I finally found some brown rice flour (hidden in the most random location, but whatever). So I'm going to begin mixing and baking and I'll update later on how they turn out. The dogs eat anything so I'm sure that won't be a problem.
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Looks like a good recipe...I would add, a little oatmeal - for a little crunch.

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Why not use some canned baby food meat to replace some of the pumpkin? I mean, this is a DOG biscuit, so put something in there that is natural for a dog to eat - that is my thinking. Also, eliminate the milk of any kind because dogs don't have the enzymes to digest dairy so why stress the system? My dogs all love a tiny little bit of garlic in their homemade treats - it enhances the meat smell too.

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