Halloween Dog Treat Ideas
Halloween isn’t just for humans. Our fuzzy companions can also get in on the fun with some spooky treats. Whether you’re hosting a canine Halloween party or simply want to pamper your pooch, here are 11 Halloween dog treat ideas that will make your pup feel a part of the action!
Witch’s Hat Dog Biscuits
Bake some homemade dog biscuits using cookie cutters in the shape of witch hats. Paint details using dog-safe food coloring. Check out this easy to follow dog biscuit recipe from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken.
Prepare some dog-safe meatballs using this meatball recipe by Bone Appetreat. When they are done cooking, wrap them in thin strips of cheese or boiled egg whites to resemble mummies. Use peas for the eyes!
Slice sweet potatoes into thin strips, resembling dried tendons or ghoulish fingers. Dehydrate them in the oven at a low temperature for several hours until they are chewy. It will be a natural and healthy chew for your pup.
Use a basic dog biscuit recipe like the one we mentioned above, only this time shape them into bones! You can even drizzle some beet juice on them for a bloody effect.
Carve out mini bell peppers to resemble jack-o’-lanterns and stuff with a mixture of chicken and rice. Make sure the peppers are thoroughly washed, and all seeds and stems are removed. You can use this recipe by Cookist for more instructions – just make sure the filling is dog-safe!
Frankenstein’s Peanut Butter Cubes
Blend spinach (for the green color), banana, and peanut butter together, then freeze in your typical ice cube tray. When they are frozen, pop them out and serve!
Eyeball Meat Treats
Make some dog-safe meatballs, and when they are done, press a blueberry into the center of each one to resemble an eyeball. You can also surround the blueberry with a slice of mozzarella to create the whites of the eyes.
Puree plain pumpkin with plain yogurt and pour into ghost-shaped molds. Freeze until solid and serve. These icy treats are perfect for pups to munch on while lying by the fire on Halloween night. Follow this recipe from Rover.com for more details on creating the mixture. You can even skip the yogurt and just freeze plain pumpkin for an extra healthy frozen treat. Check out all the health benefits that pumpkin has here!
Spider Web Frozen Delights
Blend blueberries and plain yogurt, then pour onto a flat dish. Use a squeeze bottle filled with raspberry puree to draw a spider web design on top. Freeze and break into chunks before serving.
Pumpkin Ghoul Cookies
Mix canned plain pumpkin, oat flour, and an egg to make a dough. Shape into little ghosts and use flax seeds for eyes. Follow this recipe by Murmurs of Ricotta for more detailed instructions on making the dough.
Cursed Cauldron Stew
Make a dog-friendly stew with chicken, peas, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Serve in a mini cauldron for added Halloween effect.
Always ensure that every ingredient used is safe for your dog. Avoid chocolate, grapes, onions, raisins, and anything sweetened with xylitol, as these are toxic to dogs. When in doubt, consult with your vet!
Have A Happy Halloween with These Spooky Snacks!
This Halloween, let your pup indulge in the festivities with these spooky and tasty Halloween dog treats. Always remember, these are just treats and are not meant to replace their regular meals! Feed in moderation and have a howling good time!
Want more Halloween fun? Check out our list of cute Halloween costume ideas for dogs in wheelchairs! It will put a smile on your face regardless of if you have a wheelie dog or not!