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October 12, 2013

Howel'oween Treats Your Pets Will Love

Howl’oween is the most popular event on the pet calendar

There are lots of special parades and events for pets to dress up and have fun. And of course fur kids are included in neighborhood trick and treat outings.

But let’s face it, if your pooch could talk, he or she would tell you is not about trick or treating but about doing tricks for treats. Or better still, simply being treated with yummy treats!

Human candy and chocolate in particular, are a big N-O for pets; the sugar is unhealthy and the chocolate is actually toxic. Fortunately, this time of year, pet stores have a huge selection of goodies for both cats and dogs. And, of course, you can have lots of fun making your own. You will certainly win tail wags and your dog will eagerly participate in the kitchen “testing” them for you.

2 cups whole-wheat flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp cinnamon
1 cup canned pumpkin puree (You can make your own. Do not use sweetened pumpkin pie filling)
½ cup water at room temperature
2 tbsp olive or canola oil
2 tbsp honey
1 egg
1 large carrot coarsely grated

Baking Instructions
Preheat the oven to 350 Deg F
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon. In a separate bowl mix the pumpkin puree, water, oil, honey and the egg. Add to the dry ingredients and finally add the grated carrot and blend everything together.

Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with a non-stick spray. You can adjust the size of the spoonful to cater for a small or larger dog.

Bake for 15 minutes. Cool and serve.
If you double the quantities, extra cookies can be frozen.

To ensure you cat is not left out when it comes to treat time, try making these Tuna Tidbits for your favorite feline.

1 x 3oz can of flaked tuna in brine
1 egg
½ cup whole-wheat flour
½ cup non-fat dry milk
1 tbsp vegetable oil (you can use olive oil)
¼ cup water

Baking Instructions
Preheat the oven to 300 Deg F
Mix all in the ingredients together

Flour your hands so that it is easy to pick up the mixture and roll into tiny balls and flatten them slightly with your fingers or a spoon.

Bake for 10 minutes.
Store in the refrigerator

Treats should never make up more than 10 per cent of your pet’s daily diet. So don't go overboard.

And when it comes to Howl’oween night always remember that there are people out there who do have a satanic streak, so please keep your cats indoors, especially if they are black.

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