Are you struggling with what to do with all that leftover pumpkin? We have 4 delicious recipes for you to try, you can use stuff-able toys or tracheas for these lovely treats – or to make it a Halloween theme by using special moulds. You can give these as treats or with their dinner to make it that little bit more special.
Did you know?
Pumpkin is a lovely vegetable for dogs and is often used if your dog is suffering from digestive upset (for both diarrhoea or constipation). They are an excellent source of fibre plus they contain Vitamin A, B6, C, E, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese – so action packed with goodness.
All the pumpkin in these recipes has been used raw, and has been blended to a pulp – seeds included.
Dried Turkey Liver Pumpkin Bones with Blueberry
- Turkey liver crumbs – Break up around 4 turkey liver chews
- A few blueberries
- 3 Spoons of melted
coconut oil. It’s quickest to do this in a small frying pan over a very low heat. As soon as the oil becomes clear to take it off the heat and use quickly.
- Small cup of pureed pumpkin
Mix the liquid coconut oil with pureed pumpkin, fill your mould halfway, then sprinkle some turkey liver crumbs. Add another layer of the coconut pumpkin mix. Finish off with a blueberry and a dusting of turkey liver crumbs. Freeze and serve frozen.
Parsley, Pumpkin & Salmon Filler
You can use this for any stuffed toy.
- 3 spoons of Salmon Mince.
- handful prechopped Squash
- Dried Parsley – a teaspoon
- Half a cup of Pureed pumpkin.
(We have used a standard size kong and still had some left over for the canine testing team.)
Stick the squash in the blender with the pumpkin till it’s finely chopped. Mix it with the salmon and some of the parsley until it’s a nice mix of tasty salmon throughout. Stuff in the toys and finish with a dusting of parsley. Freeze and serve frozen.
Goaty Raspberry, Kale Pumpkin Bones with Venison
- 1 spoon of full-fat goats yoghurt
- 2 Spoons of venison mince
- A small handful of kale
- A small handful of raspberry
- 3 spoons of pureed pumpkin
Blend all of this together until it’s well mixed and finely chopped. Fill your mould or stuff-able toy and freeze.
Hearty Pumpkin Ghosts
- Turkey hearts
- Leftover blood from the hearts
- Dried Turmeric – a teaspoon
- Pureed Pumpkin
Pre-chop a turkey heart and blend with a half a cup of pureed pumpkin, we also have saved some of the blood of the heart and mixed that in with a little turmeric for colour.
Fill your ice cube tray or silicone mould for a delicious treat.
Freeze and serve frozen.
Have any leftovers?
We are sure your canine helper would love to help you taste test – that is after all part of the fun!