Admit it! While you and your family enjoy all that Halloween candy, you feel terribly guilty when your dogs look up at you with those begging saucer eyes. They’re just dying to get their paws on one little piece of that Halloween candy haul. But like any good pet parent knows, the sugary candies and chocolates passed out on Halloween can be very dangerous, or even deadly for dogs. But that certainly doesn’t mean our little friends should get left out every October 31. Your pooch keeps you and your family company on the door-to-door trick or treat visits. Don’t they deserve a treat too? And what about all those canine ghouls at your doorstep – don’t let them leave empty-pawed this year.
Whip up a little something just for them. This recipe for pumpkin dog biscuits serves up autumnal flair for Halloweenies that go bump (or woof) in the night. Here’s what you’ll need:
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup water + 1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons dry milk
1/3 cup corn meal
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup oats
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
Mix all the ingredients together to a thick consistency. Then roll it out about a quarter-inch thick on a cooking sheet. Cut the dough into two-inch long strips and arrange them on a cooking sheet. Then bake for one hour at 350. For extra crunch, turn off the oven and allow the biscuits to sit over night (out of paw’s reach).
No time to bake? No problem. Consider passing out pre-made Halloween dog treats on the big night. Healthyhoundbakery.com uses only natural, healthy ingredients in all their homemade holiday treats.