3 Important Ingredients to Add in Dog Treats for Sensitive Guts

My dog Riddick is a land shark. He eats everything he lays eyes on, completely disregarding he’s a big softy on the inside. My family dog Riddick has a very sensitive stomach. As he’s grown with our family, we found 3 things that really help with his doggy digestive tract:

  • Rice
  • Pumpkin
  • Cinnamon


These Riddick-approved super foods help him keep his stool solid and help prevent future sore tummies. If you haven’t met Riddick Zoolander yet, here are his top 5 loveable quirks. Prevention is better than a cure, so I create these gluten-free ball treats for Riddick to keep him regular.


Dog-Friendly Gluten- Free Pumpkin Ball Treats Recipe 
  • ½ cup peanut butter, natural organic
  • 1 cup pumpkin, organic (not pie filling)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. honey (I used local)
  • 2½ cups oats (I used Gluten Free)
  • In a bowl, add peanut butter, pumpkin, cinnamon and honey; mix until incorporated. Add the oats; mix well. If the consistency seems to wet, add a pinch more oats.
  • Grab a chunk of the batter and roll into balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Do the same until no more batter remains. NOTE: I rolled my balls into the size of a golf ball, maybe a little bigger.
  • Place the baking sheet in the fridge to let the balls harder a bit, then store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks or place in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Quick Tip: Does your dog ever experience kennel coughs? Sometimes Riddick will choke on something, or the dust gets him and goes into a cough attack. My pro tip is to sprinkle a little cinnamon over their food and boom, I swear its gone!


If you’re looking for more dog-friendly recipes, I also have another great recipe for natural dog toothpaste. It’s very effective on smelly dog breath and easy to make!


Interested to check out more food recipes for bone and gut health? Check out my segment on Cityline!

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