These easy ground turkey dog treats are made with pumpkin and cranberries for a tasty Fall treat. Almond flour is used for a low carb dog treat that is also grain free.
We made these turkey treats in a Dash dog treat maker and baked them too. It's a fun way to make dog treats and keeps them into a cute bone shape. If you don't have one, these turkey pumpkin treats can be baked in the oven.
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WHAT IS THE DASH DOG TREAT MAKER?
The Dash Dog Treat Maker is a similar to a waffle maker but has bone shapes for a cute dog treat shape. It's easy to use and takes about 5 minutes for a quick and easy dog treat.
I purchased mine from Amazon but they might be available in a Walmart.
We used low carb ingredients for this Fall dog treat.
- Ground turkey - a great source of protein and minerals.
- Cranberries - a superfood full of antioxidants that are great for your dog's bladder health. We used fresh but dried cranberries can be used as long as they are not sweetened.
- Pumpkin puree - we use homemade but if you are using tinned, use natural pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.
- Almond flour - A low carb flour that is a great substitute for wheat flours as it is low in carbs and high in protein.
- Turmeric - We use this for it's anti-inflammatory properties
- Egg - A great source of protein.
Always check with your veterinarian before introducing any new foods into your dog’s diet.
HOW TO MAKE TURKEY PUMPKIN DOG TREATS
Quick and easy, you can bake them in the oven or use your Dash dog treat maker.
Mix all the ingredients until smooth
Spoon turkey mixture into bone shapes
Cook for 5 minutes or until firm.
Cool and serve
BAKING DOG TREATS IN THE OVEN
To make these treats in the oven, shape the mixture into walnut shaped balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking tin.
Bake at 180C/350F degrees for 15-20 minutes, turning over half way through.
Keep these turkey treats in an air tight container in the refrigerator and they will last up to 4 days.
They can be frozen (I currently have a batch in the freezer myself) and will freeze up to 3 months. Keep them in an air tight zip locked bag. To defrost, place in the refrigerator.
HOW MANY TREATS TO SERVE?
As with all homemade treats, do not over indulge. One or two treats a day can be given as part of your dogs daily calorie allowance.
MORE HOMEMADE DOG TREATS
If your dog enjoys this recipe, try these other homemade dog treats with meat.
Turkey Pumpkin Dog Treats
- 16 oz ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 large eggs
- ½ cup cranberries fresh or sugar free dried
- Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix. If you are using fresh cranberries, pop them with a fork or sharp knife.
Cook in a Dash Dog Treat Maker
- Preheat the treat maker as per the manufacturers instructions
- Lightly spray the surface of the treat maker with cooking oil.
- Spoon the turkey mixture into the bone shapes and close the lid.
- Cook for 5 minutes until golden and remove with silicone tongs.
- Allow to cool before serving.
Bake in the Oven
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Form walnut shape balls from the mixture and place them on the baking tray. Lightly flatten them.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, and turn them over half way through cooking.