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We're always on the hunt for new dog and cat treat recipes. These delicious pumpkin flavored pretzels are a must-make for the Fall holidays.

Tip: If your dog is sensitive to rice flour, you can use wheat or white flour. There are also other types of flour, such as tapioca and potato flours!


1 package active dry yeast
1 C warm water
1 T honey
4 C rice flour
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup plain canned pumpkin (we recommend using Fruitables Pumpkin Dog Digestive Supplement with vitamin, fiber and ginger)


1. Preheat oven to 375º.

2. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add honey, pumpkin and enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead 6-8 minutes.

3. Pinch off about 2 Tablespoons of dough for each pretzel. Roll out into rope about 12” long and 1/2" thick. 4. Shape into pretzel twist and place on greased baking sheet. 5. Brush with egg. 6. Bake 20 minutes. Cool. Store in an air-tight container.

NOTE: Pretzel shown in photo is not actual pretzel made in this recipe.

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Author: stacymantle
About the Author

Stacy Mantle is a freelance writer who currently resides in the southwestern deserts of Arizona with a few dogs, several cats, and a very understanding husband. She is a regular contributor to Pet Age Magazine, Catster, Animal Behavior College, and of course, PetsWeekly. Many of her stories and articles have been translated into several languages, and now reach an international audience. She is also the author of a bestselling urban fantasy/thriller, Shepherd's Moon; a humor book entitled, Conquering the Food Chain: Living Amongst Animals (Without Becoming One), and a line of Educational Activity Books for children.

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