Sunday, October 3, 2010

Signature Dog Blog: October is my most Favourite Month

Happy October!

PUMPKIN WAFER DOG TREAT RECIPE

Here is a quick and very easy recipe to make for your dog using pumpkin as the main ingredient. 

Ingredients:  One 15oz can mashed pure pumpkin (not spiced pie filling); 3/4 cup of cream of wheat (or use rice cereal if your pooch is wheat sensitive).  You mix this dry - no need to cook it first; 1/2 cup of dry powered milk.

Directions:  Preheat oven 300 F.; Mix up all ingredients; Use a pastry bag to squeeze out rosettes about the size of a dime and place on cookie sheet and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes.

This recipe originally appeared in the September 2010 edition of the Dobe Drumbeat newsletter.

According to Cesar Millan the pumpkin is a miracle food for both diarrhea and constipation, remember canned pumpkin (not raw or the spicy pie-ready kind).  Pumpkin is loaded with fiber and beta-carotene, which the dog's body converts to vitamin A.  Don't give your dog or pup too much, as too much vitamin A can be toxic for them.  A couple of teaspoons a day for the small dogs and the big dogs can have a couple of tablespoons.