So I hit the internet in the search of tummy soothing dog treat recipes and found myself where else but Pinterest, the land of lovely blogs and even lovelier tips and recipes for basically any life scenario.
This time I was led to “Simmer Till Done” an adorable blog written by a pastry chef with loads of recipes (mostly for humans, in fact I think she only has the one recipe for dogs.) She’s got a quirky writing style that I am very drawn to. I’m not a cooking enthusiast (although I am an eating enthusiast) however I will definitely remember her next time I’m looking for recipe ideas.
The recipe includes pumpkin which I learned through exploring the Internet is a great remedy for dogs with tummy problems. Not just her site, but a lot of others mentioned this remedy. Of course this is not a sure fix, it’s merely a recommendation to try; if you’re dog’s stomach issues persist visit your vet. I was a skeptical of this pumpkin nonsense but I liked the recipe and it looked easy peasy so I figured it couldn’t hurt.
Here’s the recipe!
½ cup canned pumpkin
2 Tbsp. dry milk (I stupidly bought condensed milk instead but it’s not bad for dogs so I just added a little extra flour and it worked just fine. Granted I think they potentially would have been a little crunchier if I hadn’t fudged up, but oh well.)
¼ tsp. sea salt
2 ½ cups brown rice four
1 tsp. dried parsley (optional… I skipped it.)
· Preheat oven to 350 F
· Whisk together eggs and pumpkin till smooth in a large bowl
· Add brown rice flour in gradually, knead in with a spatula or hands to form a stiff dough. I used my hands. I also did not mix it in gradually… I just chucked all the flour in at once… If there is one thing you should know about Katie’s kitchen it’s that it will always be a hot mess and I will rarely do everything the recipes tell me to do. I’m like your average sitcom detective… I don’t play by the rules.
· Place the treats on a none grease cookie sheet
· Bake for 20 min, then flip over and bake for another 20 for a total of 40 min baking time.
Again, I won’t get into the graphics of it all so I’ll just say things started to look more normal… If you catch my drift… He also started acting more like his playful, bitey, rambunctious, pain in the butt self!
I gave him probably two treats the day he was feeling the worst and mixed in barely a spoonful of the left over pumpkin in with his food that night and for breakfast and dinner the next day and I think that added to the help.
Even though Walker inspired the making of these treats with his fiery belly from the jalapeño chips, I of course shared the love with Dexter (Walker’s big brother), my dogs, and my cousin’s dogs (she helped me make them.)
From what I’ve seen all the pups have liked them even, even my dogs who are picky as hell. They’re easy to make and require very little ingredients making it easy on the bank so you can’t really go wrong with trying these with or without a puppy with an upset tummy.
Here's the link to Simmer Till Done's recipe and site!
Thanks Marilyn for helping little walker and his belly feel better!