Fido should be your best friend, right? I am my human’s best friend, and she keeps me happy with healthy, delicious, homemade treats! Be like my human and throw your Milkbone, Pedigree, and Iams treats into the garbage where they belong! They contain harmful chemicals in them and let’s face it, we want to be as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Most dogs won’t favor one treat over another, but if your dog has become a spoiled pup like me, then you only want the best for them! Pumpkin Dog Treats made by The Cook and Him are an excellent choice! They contain added fiber, protein, and other healthy components. This recipe makes a lot of biscuits; they freeze well, so serve them fresh or save them for another time!
Pumpkin Dog Treats
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 55 mins
Yield 40-50 biscuits – depends on the size of cutter used!
3 cups wholemeal flour
1/2 cup Hodmedods Quinoa Flakes
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup pumpkin puree
3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
1. Preheat the oven to 160 Fan / 180 C / 350 F / Gas 4 and line several trays with baking parchment or silicone mats
2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, quinoa flakes, and cinnamon
3. In a small bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree, eggs, and peanut butter. Add this to the bowl of dry ingredients and stir until a dough starts to form
4. You might find it easier to tip the mixture onto your work surface to turn it into a roll-able dough. You don’t need to worry about overworking it the same as pastry for us humans; the dogs really don’t care 😉
5. Flour your work surface and roll out the dough to approximately 1/2 cm thick and cut out shapes using a cutter or just a knife – the shape is entirely up to you!
6. Put the biscuits on your trays – they don’t spread at all so you can put them quite close together – then bake for 35 minutes
7. Once they’re completely cooled store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze in batches ready to treat your pup on a regular basis! Alternatively, share the love with your other doggie friends ❤
I hope you get rid of any harmful treats and try their homemade pumpkin treats. Or anything made just for your dog!
Enjoy your holidays everypawdy,
-Karma the Pom
I see people dressed up in weird costumes. I see my furfriends dressed up in silly costumes. I smell candy and treats on the counter. You know what that means—right? Yappy Halloween! Halloween means all fun and games, but it could leave potential danger for us animals to deal with! Don’t be pet-rified because I would love to share some spook-tacular tips for everyone to stay safe during the holiday!
The Crazy Costumes
- Make sure your dog loves his costume
-We don’t want to be stressed
-We don’t want out breathing restricted
- Dogs usually don’t want masks
-This can also stress us out
- Try to limit the chew pieces available
-We can choke on the small pieces
- And stop using hair dye
-It’s not good for our fur and health
The Dramatic Decor
- Chew pieces should be out of the way
-Not only on costumes, but also in party decoration
-And human costumes too, we love to pick random objects up
- Cords and wires should be inaccessible
-They can cause choking and electrical hazards
- Use caution around glow sticks
-Contain toxic liquid to pets
- Avoid candlesticks
-We like to knock things over; be careful of the flames
The Haunted Host
- Constant visitors will stress your dog out
-We like to be kept in a comfortable, quiet room
- Do not leave your doggo unattended
-Doors open and close throughout the night
-If you do, make sure we are micro-chipped and have an identification tag
The Frightening Foods
- Avoid keepng food and cocktails in places your dog can reach
-Example: coffee tables, low counters
-They have a core that we can choke on
-It contains an ingredient called xylitol
-This is toxic to us
-It has an ingredient called theobromine
-This is also poisonous to us
-Be mindful of where you place these
-These are potentially toxic to us
The purpose of this article isn’t to scare you from having a great time; it is to help you have a safe, enjoyable, and stress-free Halloween. Make your doggo fun pumpkin treats (recipe below) to reward him for good behavior. Happy Halloween to the humans, and Yappy Halloween to all of my furfriends!
If you are concerned that your dog has ingested any of your Halloween candy, please call your vet!
Quick & Easy Recipe:
-1/2 can of plain pumpkin puree
NOT pumpkin pie mix, which contains sugar and spice
-2 tbsp of no salt, all peanut- peanut butter
-2 tbsp water
-Mix it all together
-Pour into ice tray
-Freeze and serve!
Yappy Halloween my friends!
-Karma the Pom