Grrrreat! Pumpkin!

It’s almost time for Thanksgiving. If you find yourself making up pumpkin pies, why not add some canned pumpkin to your dog’s food.

PUMPKIN dog 3

There are a lot of good reasons.

  1. Pumpkin is full of nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium.
  2. It’s low calorie and low fat.
  3. It’s a medicine. The fiber in pumpkin can help to either loosen or tighten your dog’s bowels – addressing whichever issue your dog faces.
  4. Pumpkin is rich in antioxidants, which are good for boosting fur, skin, and urinary health. And the fiber is good for digestion.
  5. It tastes good. Just ask our Penelope and Leia. Like most dogs, they love it!
  6. Just one word of caution: No pie filling with mocha or chia. Nothing that contains cinnamon, nutmeg, and other spices. Keep it simple. Use only 100% canned pumpkin or plain cooked pumpkin pulp.

Now with that said here’s a recipe worth barking about.

PUMPKIN cookies

PEANUT BUTTER AND PUMPKIN DOG TREATS

Ingredients:

2 Cups flour

1 Cup pure canned pumpkin

½ Cup peanut butter (Xylitol-free)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin and peanut butter
  3. Stir in flour and combine the mixture into a dough
  4. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface
  5. Cut the dough into shapes with a cookie cutter
  6. Place the treats half an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet
  7. Bake for 12 minutes

If your dogs are like Penelope and Leia – they’ll be thankful!