Hot Dog on A Leash 'Tuesday Treat': Pumpkin-Packed Delight

Hot Dog on A Leash ‘Tuesday Treat’: Pumpkin-Packed Delight

As we transition into the cozy embrace of autumn, it’s time to
introduce your furry friend to a seasonal delight that will have their
tails wagging with joy. This week’s “Hot Dog on A Leash Tuesday Treat”
features a delightful recipe combining pumpkin goodness with the
classic hot dog. Pumpkin isn’t just for pies and lattes; it’s a
superfood for dogs, offering many health benefits. Rich in fiber,
vitamins, and antioxidants, pumpkin can aid digestion and promote a
healthy coat. So, let’s whip up a tasty and nutritious snack that your
pup will adore.

Pumpkin-Packed Hot Dog Bites Recipe:


two hot dog sausages (make sure they are dog-safe, with no added spices)
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree (unsweetened and unseasoned)
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (unsweetened)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley (for a burst of freshness)
one egg
1 cup whole wheat flour (plus extra for rolling)


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
combine the pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, chopped parsley, and egg in a
mixing bowl.
Gradually add the whole wheat flour to the mixture, stirring until a
dough forms.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4-inch thickness.
Cut the dough into small strips, long enough to wrap around the hot
dog sausages.
Wrap each hot dog sausage with a strip of dough, leaving a small gap
for the “leash” effect.
Place the wrapped sausages on the prepared baking sheet and bake for
15-20 minutes until the dough is golden brown and cooked through.
Allow the treats to cool before serving your pup their delightful
pumpkin-packed “Hot Dog on A Leash.”

Watching your dog enjoy these homemade pumpkin-infused hot dog bites
is a heartwarming experience. Not only will they savor the delicious
flavors, but they’ll also benefit from the nutritional goodness of
pumpkin. Treats like these should be in moderation so your furry
friend can maintain a healthy diet. Next Tuesday, stay tuned for
another delightful “Hot Dog on A Leash” treat that will keep tails
wagging and taste buds happy!