If you’re anything like us, every year you get a pumpkin or two in celebration of the spooky season. I mean what’s Halloween without at least one pumpkin!! 🎃
Only issue with carving pumpkins, is what to do with all those slimy pumpkin guts?? Why not make some yummy treats for your Pup & let them join in the spooky celebrations!!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PUMPKINS FOR DOGS??
Pumpkins are a great natural digestive for your pup! Full of fibre, they help speed up digestion and aid with a more consistent bowel movement. They’re nutritional values can even help lessen symptoms of both diarrhoea and constipation.
Another benefit for it being full of fibre, is that it will leave your Pup feeling fuller for longer (without the extra calories) Making it the pawfect treat to support a Pup on their weight-loss journey too!
Along with their digestive benefits, Pumpkins are also packed with nutrients including Vitamins A,E & C - all of which are important for the immune system, eyes and fur.
HOW MUCH PUMPKIN CAN MY DOG EAT??
Pumpkin should be fed to your Pup as part of a regular healthy diet. It is recommended to give your Pup anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 of Pumpkin per day.
Pumpkin can be fed raw or cooked, whichever your Pup prefers. Raw Pumpkin should be fed in a purée form to make it easier to digest. Cooked Pumpkin can be fed cubed - for those who like something a little more chewy!
You can feed Pumpkin seeds to your Dog, but it is recommended only in moderation - Too many Pumpkin seeds can lead to an upset stomach.
PUMPKIN BITE DOG TREAT RECIPE
- 1 Cup of Pumpkin
- 1/2 a Cup of Oats
- 1/2 an Egg
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 Minutes
STEP ONE: Pre-heat the over to 180 Degrees
STEP TWO: Make 1/2 Cup of Pumpkin Purée. Simply place 1 Cup of Pumpkin (seeds & skin removed) into the blender with 1 tbsp of water. Blend until it creates a purée consistency.
STEP THREE: Place 1/2 Cup of Pumpkin Purée, 1 Cup of Oats & 1/2 Egg into a large bowl and mix together to create a large sticky dough ball.
STEP FOUR: Tear grape sizes pieces off the large sticky dough ball & roll into approximately 30 mini balls. Add water to your hands to stop the dough sticking to you.
STEP FIVE: Place in the over for approximately 20 minutes or until the mini dough balls are a golden colour & leave to cool before give to your Pup, for a yummy healthy treat!
The best part is all ingredients are Human Friendly!! So why not add a little bit of honey on some and enjoy as a treat with your Pup!!