Thursday, October 27, 2011

Homemade Halloween treats for your pets

This blog is all about saving money on your pet needs, and one way to do that is by making your own homemade treats for your pets. Treats are great for many things, including training your pet, but purchasing them can get expensive. The ASPCA had some terrific Halloween Treat recipes on their site that I would like to share with you. I am going to make the Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Pooch Treats this weekend to share with my mother's five (yes, five!) dogs this weekend, since I already have all the ingredients on hand.

Sourced from: ASPCA Blog

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Pooch Treats
Your dog will love the taste and enjoy the crunch!

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup fresh or canned pumpkin (not seasoned pie filling)
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup water as needed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, pumpkin, peanut butter and cinnamon in a bowl.
Add water as needed, but the dough should be stiff and dry.
Roll to 1/2 inch thick and cut with holiday cookie cutters.
Bake for about 40 minutes, or until hard.

Halloween Cat Cookie
Your kitties will love the fishy flavor of these tasty treats.

1/4 cup warm water
5 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
3 Tablespoons soft margarine
1 Tablespoon cod liver oil
1 cup white flour
1/4 cup soy flour
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine water, cheese, margarine and oil.
Add flour and form dough.
Roll to 1/4 inch thick and cut with small holiday cookie cutters.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden.

A big thank you to the ASPCA for providing pet owners with these easy to make treat recipes!