Dog Treats

Pumpkin Spice Latte for Dogs

When you think about fall there’s one thing we can’t help but love: Pumpkin! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread and last but not least pumpkin spice latte. But why should humans have all the fun? While dogs can’t have caffeine, they still can enjoy a coffee/caffeine-free version of this seasonal treat just as much as their owners enjoy a regular Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Pumpkin is actually very beneficial to your dog for a variety of reasons. The popular squash is low in calories to ward off obesity and high in fiber to promote a strong digestive system. Pumpkin is a good source of carbohydrates, which provide your dog with instant energy.The vitamins and minerals in the orange fruit (pumpkin is not technically a vegetable) provide great benefits for your pup as well. Pumpkins are rich in carotenoids, vitamin E, iron, and potassium. Carotenoids encourage skin health and eye health, while vitamin E acts as an anti-inflammatory and helps with heart function. Iron encourages the production of hemoglobin, and potassium ensures that muscles and nerves work properl

As the leaves fall from the trees and the weather cools off, grab your own pumpkin spice latte and spoil your pup with this delicious DIY dog treat recipe.

Ingredients

 

  • ½ cup pure canned pumpkin

  • ¼ cup all natural chicken broth (without garlic or onions)

  • ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp. plain yogurt

  • several ice cubes

  • dash of cinnamon

  • Small treat to top it off

 

Credits to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPNDeeXmhsc

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