(HALLOWEEN/PETS) Halloween might be a time to gorge on all of those Kit Kats, but your pets shouldn’t have to miss out on all the sweets.

As you prepare your animal companions for a spooky holiday, why not whip up some tasty Halloween treats to go along with their costumes? They might not be able to trick-or-treat for candy, but they are sure to be happy with these delicious, pet-friendly treats! — Global Animal

Dogs In Pet Halloween Costumes, Ghosts Holding Pumpkins

Halloween Cat Cookie

Your kitties will love the fishy flavor of these tasty treats.

Ingredients:

PET HALLOWEEN COSTUME, COSTUMES FOR CATS AND KITTENS, PIRATE COSTUME, Cat in a pirate costume
This cat pirate is ready to steal your treasure! Photo Credit: Instragram/Petsmart
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 5 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons soft margarine
  • 1 Tablespoon cod liver oil
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/4 cup soy flour

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Combine water, cheese, margarine and oil.
  • Add flour and form dough.
  • Roll to 1/4 inch thick and cut with small holiday cookie cutters.
  • Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden.

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Pooch Treats

Your dog will love the taste and enjoy the crunch!

Ingredients:

Justice thinks no one will notice if he sits really still!
Justice thinks no one will notice if he sits really still!
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup fresh or canned pumpkin (not seasoned pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water as needed

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, pumpkin, peanut butter and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Add water as needed, but the dough should be stiff and dry.
  • Roll to 1/2 inch thick and cut with holiday cookie cutters.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes, or until hard.

Maple-Pumpkin Cookies

Perfect holiday flavors for your canine!

Ingredients:

Twiggy, a 2-year-old mixed terrier rescue, barters for treats.
Twiggy, a 2-year-old mixed terrier rescue, barters for treats.
  • 2 cups organic brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 3 tsp wheat-free baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups organic canned pumpkin (without spice)
  • 1/2 cup water or apple juice (reserved)

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all the wet ingredients, except for the water or juice, blending well.
  • Mix the dry ingredients into the wet very slowly. The batter should be thick but pourable.
  • Slowly mix in the water or juice until you have a nice consistency.
  • Take about 1/2 Tbsp size drops and place them on a well-oiled cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes. Cookies should be firm, but still soft and chewy, just like you like your own cookies!

Special NoteRemember these recipes are treats and should not replace your pet’s regular meals. Please check with your veterinarian if your pet has special dietary needs or food allergies.

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