Halloween is a lovely holiday that many pet owners like to celebrate with their pets. You can dress up your furry friend in costume, go for walks in the autumn leaves as well as provide yummy treats for your pets with fall flavors. Treat your pet to a few Halloween goodies by learning how to make special dog treats, with various shapes and flavors. The goodies are great to provide your pet after a long walk or on the holiday during a gathering with friends.
Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
What better way to treat your dog than with a fall snack that features peanut butter and pumpkin? For this treat, you will need the following ingredients:
- 2 and ½ cups of whole wheat flour
- ½ cup of canned pumpkin
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of non-xylitol peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
The oven will need to be preheated to 350 degrees as you start to mix your ingredients. Mix the flour, eggs, peanut butter, salt, pumpkin and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add water as you see fit to be able to work the dough into a large ball. The dough should be somewhat dry but workable. Roll into a thick log shape, about ½ inch in size. Cut this log roll into ½ inch pieces. Bake for around 40 minutes and allow to cool.
Wheat-free Dog Bones
These dog cookies are great for any gluten-sensitive dog! They are crunchy and savory, and great for treats or for training. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- 1+1/2 cups white rice flour
- 1+1/4 cups grated cheddar cheese.
- 100 grams (3 1/2 ounces) margarine (or butter).
- Milk – you may need a little to help form the dough.
- Turn oven on at 180/325 degrees.
Let the grated cheese stand until it’s room temperature. Using a fork, cream the cheese and margarine together in a medium bowl. Add rice flour. Next, add some milk to even out any consistency problems, and knead until it forms a ball. Chill for half an hour. Once chilled, roll out the dough on a floured surface until it’s about 1/2 inch thick. Use your knife or cookie cutter to make shapes, you can use different shapes to make different holiday treats. Place on a non-stick baking tray and put into the oven for 15 minutes. Leave to cool.
These are just two examples of DIY treats you can prepare for your pet this fall. Take time to look up various recipes based on what your pet likes. Most dogs enjoy peanut butter and there are thousands of dog friendly recipes out there so you can make a savory treat for your pet. Make sure any time you’re using peanut butter for your dog that it contains no Xylitol, this is very important because it can be hazardous for dogs! Don’t give up if your pet doesn’t like something you make. It may take some time to find the right snack they will enjoy.
DIY pet treats are a great way to bond with your pet and learn more about their tastes. It’s also a good way to make sure they are eating healthy, and you have full control over the ingredients you add. This Halloween don’t leave out the trick or treating pups, and make these snacks for all your dog’s neighborhood pals!