For our southeast Michigan pet owners, fall can be the best season of the year. The colors around Ann Arbor and Chelsea are fantastic, the weather is a wonderful mix between cool and warm, and the tastes and scents and feels of autumn remind you why you stay in Michigan when the weather is much less forgiving.
It seems like it’s pumpkin spice everything for our pet owners here, but what about for our pets? We’ve got a few fall recipes your dog will love to get everybody included in the fall themes. Check them out!
Fall Recipes Your
Dog Will Love
The great thing about baking for dogs is even if they aren’t a masterpiece or your baking skills are rather questionable they will still gobble gobble (get it?) it up. Make sure that you’re making them with ingredients that won’t harm your dog, and keep any potential allergies in mind!
Salmon, Sweet Potato, and Coconut Bites
1 6oz can of boneless, skinless salmon
1 medium sweet potato
1/2 cup of unsweetened, shredded coconut
Coconut oil to grease the muffin pan
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Mix the first 4 ingredients in the above list. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes while the coconut soaks up the mixture.
Grease the muffin pan with the coconut oil and spoon the mixture into each muffin tin.
Bake for 45 minutes (more or less depending on your oven).
Allow to cool and serve up these yummy (to the dogs) treats.
Coconut and coconut oil is great for your dogs skin and fur, their digestive system, and their immune system. This recipe is wonderful because it creates a handful of bite-sized treats to give your dog as a snack, and it’s definitely a fall recipe they’ll love! The other great thing about this recipe is that you don’t have to worry about kids or partners eating them…dogs love them, but we didn’t find them too delicious!
Simple Apple Slice Treats
Core and cut apples into slices and drizzle with melted coconut oil.
This recipe is incredibly easy to prepare. We’ve kept the theme with coconut oil, but to really make this a fall recipe your dog will love, take them apple picking with you! Keep in mind that some apples are more sugary than others and that all things in moderation is generally good advice!
If you’re looking for coconut oil specifically for dogs, stop by your local Wags to Wiskers Pet Supplies stores in Ann Arbor (2270 W. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103) or Chelsea (1192 S. Main St, Chelsea, MI, 48118) and ask an associate. We’ve got the best pet supplies at the best prices near you!
Apple/Pumpkin/Berry Kong Recipe
100% canned pumpkin (not the one with spices)
2 cups of plain Greek yogurt
Use a food processor to blend all of the ingredients until they’re nearly smooth and spoon the mixture into your dog’s favorite Kong toys. Freeze it overnight and hand them out when it’s time for the dogs (or you!) to have a break.
If your dog has trouble with yogurt, you can reduce the amount of yogurt or eliminate it from the recipe. Your dog will love this treat either way.
If you’re serving this treat indoors, we recommend serving this Kong treat in your dog’s kennel or on a towel or blanket—it can get messy and the berries may create stains.
This is a great frozen and healthy treat that dogs enjoy. Big bonus is that it’s an enrichment activity and during the busy holiday season can keep your dog occupied for a while :) Swing by your local Wags to Wiskers Pet Supplies stores in Ann Arbor (2270 W. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103) or Chelsea (1192 S. Main St, Chelsea, MI, 48118) to pick up pumpkin and Kong’s!
3 fall recipes your dog will love, and they all don’t take more than a half hour to prepare! Do you and your dogs do or eat anything special during the fall? We’d love to hear from you!