Pumpkin Flavored Treats for Dogs

October 2, 2017 20 By EngineerMommy

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rover. All opinions are mine alone.

As I’ve said before here and here, fall is definitely my favorite season. What’s not to love? The cooler air, the cozy slippers, and pumpkin spice everywhere… it all puts a smile on my face. This year, as you celebrate everything that is special about fall, don’t forget about your dogs – you can make fall exciting for them, too!

Here are some fabulous ways to encourage your pup embrace the spirit of the season:

1. Play in the leaves!
Just like kids, dogs are curious by the colors & textures of crisp fall leaves. Create a nice pile of leaves and invite your dog to explore and play with the leaves. As always, make sure your dogs are protected against fleas & ticks with a product that is appropriate for their breed & age. To make the leaf activity even more exciting, bring one of your dog’s fave toys (like a squeaky toy) and bury it under the leaves – let your dog find it!

Pumpkin Flavored Treats for Dogs

Pumpkin Flavored Treats for Dogs

2. Go for long walks!
During the fall, there’s nothing better than enjoying some fresh air with your furbaby. Go for long walks around the neighborhood together. In fact, for dog lovers, becoming a dog sitter or dog walker can be a very lucrative side business. Did you know that Rover is the nation’s largest network of pet sitters and dog walkers? When you join Rover today, you can set your own schedule & rates, receive secure payments online and even have access to a vast library of resources to help build your business.

Pumpkin Flavored Treats for Dogs

Pumpkin Flavored Treats for Dogs

It’s actually pretty simple to get started on Rover today:

  • Fill out an application and create your profile. Include photos of yourself & your pets. Be sure to indicate what makes you a great pet sitter / walker.
  • Wait for application approval. Every profile is manually reviewed and once you’ve been approved, your business will be visible to dog owners looking for services for their pets.
  • As you build your business and secure more clients, receive automatic payments securely online.
  • Receive support and guidance along the way. With a 24/7 support team, Rover is committed to helping you succeed. As you improve your skills & number of clients, your income will grow.

In fact, there are a lot of services available via Rover, including dog boarding, drop-in visits, doggy day care and more.
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Plus, with the Rover app (available on the App Store and Google Play), you can track your walk and keep your client updated along the way. Details, such as duration & map of walk, can be sent directly to your client’s phone.
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3. Serve pumpkin treats!
Did you know that pumpkin is just as healthy for canines as it is for humans? For amazing recipe inspiration, including how to make such fun recipes as Pumpkin Apple Doggie Mint Treats & Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Ice Cream, check out these DIY Pumpkin Treats for Dogs.

Pumpkin Flavored Treats for Dogs

Pumpkin Flavored Treats for Dogs

Here are some basic dog treats you can make at home:

Pumpkin Dog Treats
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642 calories
104 g
186 g
14 g
24 g
3 g
252 g
155 g
4 g
0 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
252g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 642
Calories from Fat 122
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
22%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 186mg
62%
Sodium 155mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 104g
35%
Dietary Fiber 6g
26%
Sugars 4g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A
196%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
7%
Iron
19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  4. 1 tablespoon peanut butter
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 2. Whisk together flour, eggs, pumpkin and peanut butter. Roll the dough & cut into small pieces.
  3. 3. Bake for about 45 minutes until hard.
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calories
642
fat
14g
protein
24g
carbs
104g
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Pumpkin Pup-Cakes
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1221 calories
131 g
372 g
67 g
27 g
7 g
596 g
163 g
22 g
0 g
56 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
596g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1221
Calories from Fat 596
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 67g
104%
Saturated Fat 7g
36%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 44g
Cholesterol 372mg
124%
Sodium 163mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates 131g
44%
Dietary Fiber 9g
37%
Sugars 22g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A
393%
Vitamin C
12%
Calcium
55%
Iron
34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  2. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  4. 3/4 cup applesauce
  5. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  6. 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 2. Whisk together all ingredients and fill a muffin tray about 2/3 full.
  3. 3. Bake for about 20 minutes until firm and set on the interior.
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calories
1221
fat
67g
protein
27g
carbs
131g
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4. Trick or treat!
Is there anything cuter than a dog in a costume? Get your dog dressed up for Halloween and bring him along as you trick-or-treat with the kids. Your furry friend is sure to be the hit of the neighborhood! Check out the Rover blog for more inspiration on fun activities you can do your pet this year.

Pumpkin Flavored Treats for Dogs

Pumpkin Flavored Treats for Dogs

5. Snuggle indoors!
When the weather gets cooler, I really enjoy snuggling in my comfiest pajamas, brewing a mug of hot chocolate and cuddling up with my favorite magazine. This fall, invite your furbaby to cuddle alongside you on the couch and just relax together. It’s a great bonding experience.

Pumpkin Flavored Treats for Dogs

Pumpkin Flavored Treats for Dogs

Now, I’d love to hear from you. Do you love spending time outdoors with your pet? Would you like to be a dog sitter with Rover? Have you ever baked a pumpkin treat for your furbaby? How do you make the season special for your pet?







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