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Ever since the Mama went on this health kick, she’s been like, ridiculously stingy with the treats. No cookies! No crunchies! No…anything. I’m practically starving. You should see me, it’s awful.
Thank Dog for Tasty Tuesday & K9 Kamp
Tasty Tuesday means that the Mama needed to make a treat to share with y’all and K9 Kamp? Well, that mean that the Mama wanted to share a treat recipe that was healthy. She wanted to come up with something that wouldn’t set her off on a wretched shame-spiral of blame, doubt and insecurity over my (and her) slightly jolly-than-ideal waistlines.
Pumped Up for Pumpkin
Pumpkin is one of those wonder-foods at our house. We get it all the time, not only is it a great addition to snacks, it’s also really low calorie. In fact, there are less than 50 calories per cup of stewed pumpkin. That is a whole lot of snack for some pretty reasonable calories.
Get the Mind Bleach.
**I’m about to over-share**. Got Potty Problems? Check out pumpkin to help get you back on track. Lots of dogs get backed up anal glands and a ton of you are often subjected to the shame, horror and embarrassment of having your butt manhandled by some sicko in gloves and disgraced yourself as they expressed your anal glands. The glands get backed up due to infection or often, due to the fact that your dog’s stool is too soft to apply enough pressure when they go to the bathroom. A teaspoon or two of canned (unspiced, unsweetened) pumpkin with your pup’s breakfast each day should help make sure they never have to suffer at the hands of the “Gloved One” ever again.
Pumpkin also helps if you have really loose stools, adding the fiber you need to help firm things up again.
No one? Really? Was it something I said? I told you to get the mind bleach. Geeze. Suck it up. Crap happens – and sometimes it needs a little help.
- 2 – 6 oz. cans of Flaked Tuna in Water (low sodium is always nice, and heck, while you’re at it, how about dolphin friendly.)
- 1 cup plain/pure pumpkin puree (Not pie filling – no sugar, no spices)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp dry basil
- 1 tbsp dry parsley
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment and lightly spray with cooking oil.
In a medium bowl, glop all the ingredients in and give them a good stir. (We here at Kol’s Notes are nothing is not fancy. I’m pretty sure GLOP is an official cooking term, right??)
Not feeling the polka dot action? That’s cool. Spooning buttons is a lot of work. Make Tuna Tasty Crackers instead. Just goop the whole mix out onto the cookie sheet and spread about 1/8″ thin using the back of the spoon. (Goop. Another official kitchen term. I should totally be on Food Network or at least, My Drunk Kitchen.) Use the end of your spatula to “Score” the treats and create a grid pattern. (Don’t try to drag the spatula through the mix, you’ll just make a hot mess.)
Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly, then flip. Return to oven for another 45 min.
The dots should be soft and chewy, which the crackers should be crisp and crunchy.
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