DIY Pet-Friendly Halloween Treats

Who says pets can’t be a part of the Halloween fun?  Even if they can’t join in on all of the festivities or enjoy the night’s special sweet treats, you can still help create a memorable time for them by baking some DIY pet-friendly Halloween treats!  Here are some safe, quick options you can throw together with common ingredients in your kitchen: 

  • Booing Bouillon Bones – Shake up your pup’s normal bone to chew on by making some bouillon-flavored, bone-shaped cookies.  Simply look up a basic pet-friendly cookie recipe online, it will likely contain a few simple ingredients like flour, egg and water, then add a bouillon cube for flavor.
  • Creepy Candy Corn – No, these are not the sweet candy corns that humans eat.  These candy corn treats are entirely pet friendly!  There are several healthy recipes online that you can use, from tiny frozen bites to kibble-sized cookie cut outs.  And, they can be colored to look like the traditional candy with spices like turmeric, pureed pumpkin, and corn meal.
  • Frightful Frozen Yogurt – Made from all-natural Greek yogurt, your four-legged companion will love some delicious, healthy frozen treats while you snack on your own frightfully delicious trick-or-treat haul.
  • Peanut Butter Pumpkin Snacks – All pups love peanut butter treats, so have fun with the cookie cutters, and make some in the shape of pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, bats, ghosts, and more. 
  • Mummy Munchies – Take your pup’s cookie treats to the next level with some latticed cheesy goodness!  Simply bake up some basic pet-friendly pumpkin cookies, add the cheese, and get creative with the design.
  • Grizzly Granola Bars – Everyone loves a tasty homemade granola bar – even dogs!  Let them experience some of the delicious seasonal flavors with recipes that include things like oats, peanut butter, almonds, and spices.

Have some fun with your pet this Halloween by creating some treats that they can enjoy while you indulge in your own.  Just remember to double check that all of the recipes you look up and plan to bake are entirely pet-friendly.  Health and safety must always come first!  And, remember to keep all real human candy and treats far out of their reach, as they can be toxic.  The last thing you want is to have to spend your Halloween night in the emergency veterinary’s office!

If you’re unsure about any ingredients you’re working with, check with your veterinarian first. 

Happy Howl-O-Ween!

 

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