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What are some easy recipes for healthy dog treats?

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CesarsWay.com has recipes for healthy pumpkin balls, basic dog biscuits and apple crunch pupcakes. MarthaStewart.com features a recipe for homemade dog biscuits that contain healthy ingredients such as wheat germ and brewers yeast.

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To make the healthy pumpkin balls, preheat the oven to 350 F, and combine 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin, 4 tablespoons of molasses, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and 4 tablespoons of water in a large mixing bowl.

Mix well and slowly add in 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Stir until the dough becomes soft. Scoop and roll out pieces of dough into small balls. Place the pumpkin balls on a lightly greased baking sheet, and flatten using a fork. Bake for 25 minutes or until the dough hardens.

To make Martha Stewart's healthy dog biscuits, preheat the oven to 400 F. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup of wheat germ, 1/4 cup of brewer's yeast and 1 teaspoon of salt. Whisk the ingredients together.In a large bowl, mix 1 1/2 tablespoons of canola oil, 1/2 can of low-sodium chicken broth and the flour mixture.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface, and cut in desired shapes and sizes. Place cut-out dough on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes. Brush each one with remaining stock, rotate, and bake for another 10 minutes. Turn off the oven, and leave the cookies in the oven to dry for 1 1/2 hours.

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