Jul 16, 2020

5 Easy Homemade Dog Treats To Make Your Dog This Halloween


What better way to celebrate Halloween with your pup than baking up fun healthy Halloween dog treats just for him?  



Homemade orange gummy treats for dogs to make this Halloween



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There is something about Fall that just makes it my favorite time of the year. Maybe it's the gorgeous colors of fall leaves, or the yummy pumpkin spice I smell in coffee shops and grocery stores, or maybe it is just the plain old fun and excitement of Halloween. 


Kids are more ready than ever to have some fun (and candy ) this year. 


I am itching to decorate our house for fall and Halloween. 


And we will be baking lots of cute Halloween cupcakes for the kids, and other yummy spooky treats too. 


If ever there was a Halloween where we all needed extra treats, it is this Halloween


Including our furry family members. What better way to celebrate Halloween with your dog than making them their very own special doggie treats for Halloween as well? 


(well, aside from getting them their own dog costumes, of course.) 


It is has been a rough year for our furry pet family members too, after all.




Homemade cupcakes for dogs in a muffin tin




But before we get to the recipes, here's a couple of notes about the types of flour that are safe for dog treats. There are different flour options to choose from when making your own dog treats. If your dog has allergies, for example, try switching the flour called for in a recipe with a gluten free flour instea


Are Dog Treats With Flour Bad For Dogs??

The short answer is No. But, the type of flour you use when making dog treats is important! First of all, while flour is an ingredient in many kinds of dog food and treats, dogs do not need it. 

Flour is mainly used in pet food to bind ingredients, according to Rover.


Is It Okay For Dogs to Have White Flour in Treats?

Yes and no. It turns out that white flour is processed (bleached) and loses most of its nutrients. So bleached flour is not going to give your dog any health benefits. 

It is better to replace all-purpose white flour in recipes with healthier whole-grain flour or non-grain flour. But if you do use regular flour for dog treats, buy the unbleached flour. 

So while regular flour is not really harmful to dogs (in small amounts), remember there are healthier options out there.


What Type of Flour is Safe For Dogs Then?

Whole grain flours are generally healthier than regular flour for dogs because whole grain flours keep all the nutrients. Some healthy whole grain flours to use in homemade dog treat recipes are Buckwheat, Millet, and Oat.  Pea, Quinoa, Rice, and Sorghum flour are also healthy and nutitious for dogs.

If your dog has allergies, you may want to use gluten free non-grain flours. Gluten free flours include Almond, Chickpea, Coconut, Hazel, Lentil, and Potato.


Flours To Avoid Using in Homemade Dog Treats

Soy, Wheat, and Corn should not be used in dog treat recipes. Now, I know whole wheat flour is a popular choice in homemade dog treats. And it can be fine. Just note that wheat flour can be bad for dogs who are prone to allergies. Wheat flour contains gluten, which can trigger allergies in dogs and humans.

As long as your pup is fine with grains and wheat, then whole wheat flour is fine to use and will provide your dog with healthy vitamins.


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1. Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Mummy Bones 








How cute do these mummy bones look? And if you ask your sweet furry best friend, I am sure he would tell you they taste even better than they look!


That's because these peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats are favorite Halloween snacks for pups everywhere! 









2. Frosty Pumpkin Dog Treats








If your dog has itchy dry skin in the Fall, then try making this healthy pumpkin dog treat recipe.


These fall-inspired dog treats are made with healthy ingredients for dogs like pumpkin, salmon oil, and Kefir that can naturally soothe your dog's itchy skin.


Get This Recipe Here






3. Two-Ingredient Dog Treats Recipe









This may be one of the best quick easy dogs treats recipes ever. 


These frozen pumpkin dog treats are made with yogurt and pumpkin puree. 


Make sure you buy or make homemade pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filler, which has too much sugar for dogs.  Here's an easy recipe for how to make pumpkin puree for your dog.


(are you checking your refrigerator and pantry now? )






4. Frozen Blueberry Halloween Treats For Dogs









Make these easy quick 2-ingredient frozen treats for your dog with blueberries and Greek yogurt.


And yep, dogs can eat blueberries. They are safe and actually a very healthy treat for dogs. 


Since the blueberries and yogurt are blended together like a smoothie in this recipe, you also do not have to worry about small dogs choking on the blueberries.


You'll will need a cute skull shaped ice tray to make these treats look like skulls.





You can get a set like this one on Amazon for around $10.00 


Of course, you can make this yummy cool treat for your pup using regular ice cube trays as well. They just won't look like skulls ( thinking your furry best friend won't really care though.)






5. Apple Crunch Pupcakes








Your pup is going to love you, even more, when you make him his own easy homemade pupcakes.


These easy and quick to make dog treats are made with apples, applesauce, whole wheat flour (which you can substitute with coconut flour, rice flour, or corn-flour ) eggs, honey, and vanilla extract.


Once you have all the ingredients mixed together, you simply spoon the mix into muffin tins and bake.