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No tricks, only treats: Fun (and safe) treat ideas for Halloween

No tricks, only treats: Fun (and safe) treat ideas for Halloween

Posted by PetDirect on 18th Oct 2023
Celebrate Halloween with your furry companions by whipping up some pet-friendly snacks. We've got some quick and easy recipes to try this spooky season.

Spooky Snacks for Your Furry Friends

Recipe 1: Pumpkin Dog Biscuits
Make pumpkin dog biscuits by combining 1 cup of cooked unseasoned pumpkin, 1/4 cup of water, 2 eggs, 3 cups of whole wheat flour, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Roll out the dough, cut out shapes, and bake at 175°C for 25-30 minutes.

Recipe 2: Tuna Cat Treats
For tuna cat treats, blend 1 can of tuna in springwater (drained), 1 cup of whole wheat flour, 1 egg, and 2 tablespoons of dried catnip. Roll into small balls and bake at 175°C until golden.

Recipe 3: Peanut Butter Delights
Create peanut butter delights for cats and dogs with 1 cup of peanut butter (xylitol, no sugar & salt added), 1 cup of whole wheat flour, and 1 egg. Shape the dough and bake at 175°C until golden.

Recipe 4: Apple Crunch Pups
For apple crunch pups, core and slice apples. Bake at 175°C until crunchy. This healthy option is perfect for a satisfying chew.

Recipe 5: Sweet Potato Chews
Make sweet potato chews by slicing sweet potatoes and baking at 175°C until chewy. Dogs of all sizes will love this treat.
Of course you can also stick to the 100% pet only treats and spoil your cat or dog!

How to Ensure Pet Safety on Halloween

As you gear up for Halloween fun, it's crucial to consider your pet's safety. Here are some tips:

Avoid Harmful Ingredients
Steer clear of lollies or treats that contain chocolate, xylitol, or raisins, as these can be harmful to pets. Opt for homemade, pet-friendly options like the ones provided.

Monitor Costume Comfort & Safety
If your pet is getting dressed up this spooky season, it is important to ensure the costume is comfortable, non-restrictive, and doesn't obstruct their vision or movement. Also watch for those sneaky furry friends who may try to monster munch on small parts or decorations on their outfit. We recommend that all Halloween dress ups are under pet parent supervision.

Create a Safe Space
During trick-or-treating or parties, provide a quiet and secure space for your pet. This will give them a safe retreat from the excitement and prevent them from getting anxious.

Celebrate Halloween with Your Beloved Pets
With these delightful treats and safety precautions in mind, you're all set to have a spook-tacular Halloween with your furry companions. Enjoy the festivities and cherish the memories with your beloved pets!

Remember, even tasty pet-safe treats should only be enjoyed in moderation.