The best part about autumn and Halloween is the food! Pumpkin spice lattes, cinnamon cookies and Halloween sweets are what most of us look forward to.
Unfortunately, most of our Halloween treats are off-limits for dogs. Chocolate, especially, can be toxic to our four-legged friends, however, it doesn’t mean your dog has to miss out on sampling some delicious dog treats.
Can dogs eat pumpkin?
Absolutely! It is one of our favourite autumnal natural dog treats. Raw pumpkin is a great low-calorie snack and a good source of fibre. It’s rich in vitamin A, which aids your dog’s digestion, metabolism and vision. Pumpkin can go off very quickly so make sure to pick the freshest you can find for your canine friend.
Cooked and canned pumpkin is also a healthy and safe treat option for your dog.
There are a lot of delicious dog treats and foods packed with autumn vegetables. Check out these pumpkin flavoured ProDen PlaqueOff System Dog Dental Treats & Forthglade Grain Free Lamb with Butternut Squash dog food.
Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
When there's temptation everywhere your dog looks, these pumpkin and peanut butter cookies are just what your furry friend needs to satisfy their own cravings.
- 320g (11.25 oz) wholemeal flour
- 2 eggs
- ½ canned pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.
2. Mix the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut out any shape you want! It could be bats, bones or autumn leaves!
3. Bake in preheated oven until hard (about 40 minutes).
Dog Friendly Yoghurt Icing
Make your Halloween dog biscuits ghostlier with this dog friendly icing!
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch
- 2 - 3 teaspoons low fat or 2% milk
1. Mix yoghurt and tapioca starch in a small bowl.
2. Add in milk a teaspoon at a time until consistency of frosting.
3. Decorate or simply dip the dog treats. Place on wax paper and let dry.
If your dog still isn't fond of pumpkin check out these dog safe chocolates for dogs: Trixie Chocolate Drops & Good Boy Choc Drops are both delicious and perfect for dogs with sweet tooth.