Summers end arrives on Saturday and the best way to boost your spirits is with some awesome fall inspired dog treats? Hopefully, you'll get to enjoy some clean crisp air, pretty leaves falling to the ground, and staple fall foods.
Sweet Potato Chews
These sweet potato chews are the easiest thing you can make! They support healthy teeth and gums in your dog, as he chews through the tough sweet potato skin.
- Cut the sweet potatoes in thin slices, no smaller than 1/4" or they will crisp
- Preheat the over to 250 degrees
- Bake for 3 hrs, turning halfway through
We all know pumpkin is great for a pup's upset tummy, so make them some yummy treats that will also benefit digestion. You can give your dog pure pumpkin from a can or actual pumpkin. Try one of these recipes from Rover, if you're feeling adventurous.
Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits
Fall is for apple picking at the orchids. Don't just make some apple pie, let your dog indulge in some fresh crisp apples with this fun recipe from our friends at Reluctant Trainer.
Be sure to core your apple before grating as apple seeds aren’t good for dogs. Use a small cookie cutter for 20-24 biscuits. Use half almond flour and half all-purpose flour, adding 1 1/2 teaspoon of flax seeds is your dog maintains a gluten free diet like ours.
- 2 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or gluten free replacement)
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 TBSP brown sugar (optional if your dog doesn’t like sugar)
- 1 apple, cored and grated (leave peel on)
- 1/2 cup carrots, peeled and grated
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4-1/2 cup water (note: the apples add moisture, so only add extra water if necessary)
- Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a cookie sheet.
- Core and grate apples; peel and grate carrots
- In one bowl, mix the flour, oats, and brown sugar. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and mix in the oil, water, and grated apples and carrots. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients bowl and mix completely.
- Carefully roll ‘dough’ out and cut out desired shape with a small cookie cutter.
- Bake for 40 – 45 minutes, or until apple juices are soaked and biscuits are firm.
- After biscuits cool, feel free to share with the pups in your life! Store in air-tight container. Serving size: makes 20-24 small dog biscuits.
Roasted Squash and Peanut Butter Cookies
Another predominant fall vegetable is squash. Which isn't just for humans. Check out this amazing recipe from My Kitchen Addiction.
Mix up different ingredients: any fall vegetable, oats, flour, and peanut butter, should do the trick, to create fun recipes! Use whatever is in your fridge for fun experimentation. Just make sure to look up if an ingredient is safe for dogs if you're unsure.
Comment on our Facebook page and let us know if you try any of the above or what you come up with! Don't forget your pooch's daily Flea Away vitamin to keep them healthy all fall long.