With Halloween fast approaching everyone is stocking up on candy galore. Although chocolate and candy is hazardous to your pets health that doesn’t mean they have to miss out entirely on Halloween. We came across some wonderful healthy fall treat ideas that are great for pets and howling good!
Pumpkin is not just for carving fun jack-o-lanterns they are also a great source of fiber to help regulate and maintain a digestive tract. They are also a good source of beta carotene (a source of vitamin A). You could make your pets a no-sugar-added pumpkin dog treat with fresh pumpkin or canned pumpkin. You can cut a whole pumpkin into fourths and bake it in the oven. Scoop out the flesh, allow it to cool, and serve it plain with no seeds with or without kibble.
Since dogs cannot have candy or sweets…air popped, unbuttered, unsalted popcorn is a tasty low calorie treat for your dog. Popcorn contains potassium as well as the bone-building minerals phosphorous, magnesium, and calcium.
Pets can’t eat chocolate peanut butter cups, but there’s no reason they can’t have peanut butter. Peanut Butter is a healthy, high-protein treat for dogs. Spread a dog biscuit with a thin layer of peanut butter for a special holiday treat. You could even make your own peanut butter cups by stuffing dog treats with peanut butter.
If you do suspect your pet has ingested a potentially dangerous substance, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.