Archive for October, 2017

  • Remember: Candy and Puppies Don’t Mix

     

    Halloween is a time of trick or treat, costumes, and haunted houses! However, the best part of Halloween is of course all the candy! Although it’s hard to say no to those adorable puppy eyes, sometimes a tasty candy for you could be harmful to your furry friend.

    Puppies do not process fats, sugars, and other “human food” components the same way we do.

    If your pup were to eat artificial sweeteners they may experience:
    – Dangerously low levels of blood sugar
    – Vomiting
    – Seizures
    – Liver failure
    – Coma

    Although it’s delicious to us. Chocolate acts as a stimulant to your puppy and may cause:
    – Diarrheas
    – High heart rate
    – Muscle tremors
    – Seizures

    You can satisfy your pups craving for a sweet treat this Halloween with some homemade candy corn treats that is both safe and delicious for your furry friend!

    Ingredients:

    ● 2 bananas
    ● 1 cup of plain non-fat yogurt
    ● ½ cup canned pumpkin
    ● Ice cube tray

    Directions:

    1. First, add 1/3 of plain nonfat yogurt on the ice cube tray, and then place in the freezer for two hours.
    2. Mix ½ cup of yogurt with the canned pumpkin. Stir until it is completely mixed and pour over the frozen yogurt.
    3. Put in the freezer for 1-2 hours.
    4. Mash the bananas in a bowl and stir with the yogurt. Pour over the frozen pumpkin layer in the ice cube.
    5. Freeze until set.
    6. Pop the treats out and enjoy!

    Keep your fur-baby safe this Halloween by keeping all your sweet candy in a secure place and out of reach of your puppy. Hope you have a safe and fun Halloween from your friends at Petland Florida.

  • Homemade Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Treats!

    It is finally that time of year! Halloween is around the corner, and what’s better than spoiling your fur-baby with some delicious homemade treats. Pumpkin and peanut butter are among the most delicious flavors your puppy is sure to love.

    Ingredients:

    1. 2 cups of flour
    2. 2 eggs
    3. 1/2 cup pure 100 percent pumpkin
    4. 1/4 ounce jar pure carrot baby food
    5. 2 spoonfuls of peanut-butter

     

    Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
    2. In a bowl mix all the ingredients together.
    3. When completely mixed, knead the dough using your hands.
    4. If the dough is too sticky add more flour to it and if it is too dry add a few spoonfuls of water.
    5. Here comes the fun part, take out your favorite cookie cutters and start cutting.
    6. Spread these cookies on a baking sheet, make sure it’s floured.
    7. Make a ball of the left-out dough, flatten it again and cut it out into more cookies.
    8. Repeat this process until all the dough is used.
    9. Once your baking sheet is full, place it in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.

     

    When the treats have reached a golden color. Let the treats properly cool off before giving them to your puppy to avoid any burns. We hope you and your best friend enjoy your homemade pumpkin and peanut butter treats!