It’s the day after Halloween in Pasadena and sadly time to pack up all the ghostly critters and creatures from our porches and yards.
Most of our decorations get packed away in the attic or storage space till next year but what do you do with your carved Jack ‘o lanterns and decorative fall pumpkins?
DID YOU KNOW?
Pumpkin, which is high in fiber, low in fat and cholesterol, and loaded with potassium, iron, beta carotene and vitamin A, is actually a very healthy and tasty treat for dogs.
Because of its high fiber content, adding a tablespoon or two of pumpkin to your dog’s food can help keep him regular if he has issues with constipation.
It can also be used to replace a portion of your dog’s food to aid in weight loss.
THE FIBER FROM THE PUMPKIN CREATES A SENSE OF FULLNESS ALLOWING YOUR DOG TO EAT LESS.
However, if you want to be more creative in your recycling of your Halloween pumpkin, you can use your pureed pumpkin to make a variety of healthy pumpkin treats.
In order to keep your treats healthy and dog safe make sure you’re using natural pumpkin with no added spices or sweeteners.
Dog treats can be used at any time to reinforce your dog for good, desirable behavior.