'Tis the season for pumpkin everything. Is it me or does pumpkin spiced everything-under-the-sun debut earlier and earlier every year? While I am a huge fan of pumpkin, I'm not doing cartwheels down the street just yet. Not until the first official day of the fall season. And, even if I was slightly tempted, we're in the middle of a heatwave. It's almost 100 degrees outside. Humid. That's enough to curb my cravings for pumpkin, apples and anything related to the fall season.
Eventually, this heatwave will pass and temperatures will cool down. Autumn begins on September 23rd. By then I'll be ready to decorate the porch, break out the autumn scented wax tarts, go apple picking and incorporate pumpkin and apples into most everything I bake.
Both pumpkins and apples are a healthy treat for your pup. Our fur-kids snack on raw apples and enjoy pumpkin mash mixed in with their food. Pumpkin is a great source of fiber and beta carotene and apples are loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber.
When giving apples to your pup, make sure they don't ingest the seeds as they contain cyanide. Do not allow them to eat the core.
This year, why not treat your pup to some homemade treats made with apple and pumpkin. Let them enjoy the fall bounty too! Our fur-kids are head over paws for homemade treats made with pumpkin and apples. Whipping up a batch of homemade dog treats is super easy. If you can make cookies or brownies, you can make dog treats.
Here are a few recipes to get you started.
Homemade Fresh Apple Dog Treats - 17 Apart
Ginger Apple Dog Treat Recipe - Lola The Pitty
Homemade Apple Crisp Cracker Dog Treats - Pet Coupon Savings
Homemade Grain Free Apple, Cinnamon and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe - K9 Instinct
Homemade Apple Chip Dog Treats - First Home Love Life
Pumpkin Apple Dog Treats - Fake Ginger
Apple Crunch Pupcakes - Miss CandiQuick
Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats - eHow
Pumpkin Dog Biscuit Recipe - Food.com
Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe - PetGuide
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats - Sweet Pea's Kitchen
Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treat Balls - Good Dogs & Co.
Homemade No-Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Dog Treats - Two Little Cavaliers
Do you have a favorite fall inspired dog treat recipe? If so, we'd love it if you shared it with us!