DIY pumpkin treats for dogs

Make your dogs this quick and easy treat this Halloween

A dog sat in front of some pumpkins and a sign that says this way for treats

Halloween can be lots of fun, but remember that many human treats, especially chocolate, are toxic to dogs. These quick and easy pumpkin  bites are great to have on hand to distract your dog from human sweets.

Ingredients:

  • 65g oats
  • 35g pure pumpkin (fresh)
  • 30g peanut butter (xylitol free)

Time required: 15 minutes + 30-40 mins cooking time

You will need:

  • Baking tray
  • Food processor/stick blender
  • Rolling pin
  • Bowl

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C.

  2. Add the oats to a food processor, or use a stick blender, to create a fine flour. Set your oats to one side.

  3. Use the food processor, or stick blender, to blend your pumpkin until smooth.

  4. Add the pumpkin, oats and peanut butter into a bowl. Mix into a firm dough.

  5. Roll your dough out until it is about 2cm thick and cut out the treats using your favourite cookie cutter.

  6. Add the treats onto a non-stick tray and pop in the oven for 30-40 minutes.

Warning: only use xylitol free peanut butter.

Happy Howl-o-ween!

Remember:

Please be sure not to use canned 'pumpkin pie' as this may contain sweeteners like Xylitol, which is poisonous to dogs.

You should also feed any treats in moderation.

Finally, keep human Halloween treats away from your dog. For extra help, take a look at our video on teaching your dog to leave something they want.

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