Pet Dog Halloween Games & Treats
Makes 14 bewitching treats! from The 3 Dog Bakery Cookbook
These frightfully good Howl-O-Ween Treats are guaranteed to give your pup a very spooky Boo-st!
|2 1/2 cups Water
1/2 cup canned Pumpkin
1/8 teaspoon Vanilla
4 cups Whole-wheat flour
|1/4 cup chopped Pecans
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 cup Oats
No Goblin the Chocolate!
Howl-o-ween can be even scarier if your dog raids the candy. Chocolate can be extremely toxic to dogs, resulting in anything from an allergic reaction to cardiac arrest. Be sure that all chocolate is safely out of the reach of sniffing dogs. Be sure to educate any children that will be around the pets during parties and Halloween.
Don't Forget the Canine Trick-or-Treaters!
Be sure to have a box of high quality, small size biscuits on hand. Big dogs don't mind small treats, just give them 3 or 4 depending on their size. They might even do a trick for you! After all, Fido didn't squeeze into that costume for nothing!
Have a Neighborhood Howl-o-ween Dog Parade. Start and end at a local park, backyard or safe area from traffic. Be sure to let the rest of the neighborhood know even if they don't have a dog. They are sure to have fun and laughs watching the parade.
1. Be sure to include a Costume Contest for the Funniest Costume, the Scariest Costume, the Cutest Pair Costumes, the best Handmade Costume, the Most Unique Costume, the best Diva Costume, the best Macho Costume try to make every dog a winner! Be sure to have healthy treats on hand. We've included some simple and easy treats. Check with the dogs owners for allergies or special diets before passing out treats.
2. Have a Best Trick Contest. This gives the pets (and owners) a chance to show off!
3. Treat Hunt Contest. Hide treats in the park or neighborhood and have a treat hunt.
4. Howl-ing Contest. Judge the Loudest, Funniest, Tiniest and Cutest.
5. Best or Funniest PictureContest. Make sure everyone brings their cameras. After the contest/parade/party, share photos and choose the best/funniest photos!
6. You have to include The Best Dog/Owner Look Alike Contest.
Require that all dogs are on a leash to avoid fights and mishaps. You never know when a pup might decide to fight over a treat or another dog. Keep all food and treats OFF the ground. Provide pick-up bags and a basket to dispose of them. Check to see that all dogs are spayed or neutered, if not, let the owners know which ones aren't. For treats be sure that you are not including any Dangerous or Poisonous Foods.
Contact your local newspaper, radio or TV station and let them know about the parade. You might be surprised with a write up and pictures in the paper or on the local news. Ask for donations for the local animal shelter. Gift Cards, Toys, Blankets or call the shelter to see what they need prior to the event. Make posters and check at the local grocery store, bank and gas station to see if you can post them. Have fun, your dogs will appreciate the attention and socialization. No doubt you will too!! :)
And be sure to SEND US YOUR PICTURES!! We will include them in our Howl-O-Ween contest. You can submit them below or on our Facebook page.
Makes 20 Balls ... So easy, they almost make themselves - NO COOKIN....ONLY GOBLIN Required!
|1 cup Carob Powder
1 cup Skim Milk
2 Tablespoons Honey
| 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
3 cups Bran flake cereal
Play It Safe with your dog on Halloween1. Keep all candy, particularly chocolate, out of reach of pets.2. Cellophane & wrappers can block intestinal tracts.3. Watch for Halloween liter the next day while walking your dog.4. Wagging tails can easily knock over candles or Jack-o-lanterns.5. Only dress your dog in a costume he can tolerate. Don't cover their eyes or airways.6. Keep your dog away from the fron door if he is not familiar with socializing with children or if he likes to escape.7. Don't leave your pup outside. Pranks, taunting and theft are common this time of the year.8. If you have a black cat, please take extra precaution to keep them inside.
Tips'N Tails- Pumpkin is liked by dogs and is a superfood loaded with beta-carotene, which aids in cancer prevention, reduces inflammation and regulates Vitamin A. Vitamin C boosts basic immune functions, and the presence of Vitamin E also helps maintain healthy skin and coat.
Pumpkin is also high in fiber, which is vital to your dog's digestive health. A small amount of canned or fresh pumpkin puree is often recommended for dogs with upset stomachs and it is even known to help dogs who suffer from motion sickness. Stay away from pumpkin pie mix as it is loaded with sugar.
Makes 30 - 35, Prep time 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 -15 minutes, Bake at 325 degrees
|8 oz. Oats
1 Egg, beaten
4 oz. Low Fat cream cheese
|4 oz. Strawberries, chopped
3 oz. Blueberries, crushed or chopped
4 oz. Low-Fat Cream cheese - For the frosting
Icing: Place the cream cheese in a small bowl, beat with a fork to soften, then transfer to a piping bag fitted with a fine nozzle. Or put cream cheese in a ziplock bag and snip a small corner, squeeze to decorate. Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
DO NOT FEED YOUR DOG NUTMEG. Nutmeg is added to a lot of pumpkin recipes for humans. Some animal testing also suggests that nutmeg overdose can lead to liver cancer. Fever, shock, a feeling of impending doom, psychotic episodes, and death have also been known to occur. Symptoms will appear anywhere from a half an hour to two and a half hours after the user ingested the nutmeg. It can last over the next 24 to 48 hours and will most likely not be a pleasant experience.