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.
There are a lot of good reasons.
- Pumpkin is full of nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium.
- It’s low calorie and low fat.
- 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.
- Pumpkin is rich in antioxidants, which are good for boosting fur, skin, and urinary health. And the fiber is good for digestion.
- It tastes good. Just ask our Penelope and Leia. Like most dogs, they love it!
- 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.
PEANUT BUTTER AND PUMPKIN DOG TREATS
2 Cups flour
1 Cup pure canned pumpkin
½ Cup peanut butter (Xylitol-free)
- Preheat your oven to 375
- In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin and peanut butter
- Stir in flour and combine the mixture into a dough
- Roll out the dough onto a floured surface
- Cut the dough into shapes with a cookie cutter
- Place the treats half an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet
- Bake for 12 minutes
If your dogs are like Penelope and Leia – they’ll be thankful!