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Did you know that pumpkin is good for your Dog ? Well it is,not only do most of them like it but it is also very nutritious for them as it is for us.If you have any interest in making some homemade tr
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???? Pumpkin for Dogs?????? and Cats too!!!

posted at 9/21/2011 5:18 PM EDT
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Did you know that pumpkin is good for your Dog ? Well it is,not only do most of them like it but it is also very nutritious for them as it is for us.If you have any interest in making some homemade treats for your best friends let me know and I'll post some recipes,don't forget they like treats just like we do.

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posted at 9/21/2011 6:58 PM EDT
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How about cats?  Is it good for them too?  Mine seem to be too picky to eat things that are not meat or fish.

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posted at 9/21/2011 7:19 PM EDT
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Ask Nancy G. if it's good for cats too...she's the resident cat person, in addition to being the cookie lady. LOL

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posted at 9/21/2011 7:24 PM EDT
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How about cats?  Is it good for them too?  Mine seem to be too picky to eat things that are not meat or fish.
Posted by Pat A


It is good for them also,sorry I forgot the cats.I lost my cat about a year and a half ago.It's loaded with vitamins and minerals ,I had read where you can add a little to their wet or dry food to get them to eat it,or something else they like.Just remember  100% pumpkin not pumpkin pie mix they don't need the sugar.Cats are a little more picky when it comes to eating.I just thought it's pumpkin season and we should include our best friends with some treats also.I'll check for homemade cat treats also if there is interest.

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posted at 9/21/2011 10:00 PM EDT
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Food for CATS?   Oh, my goodness!!  Please Gale, post some/any recipes.
I dread the idea of more cooking (a pumpkin?!!?) for these miserable monsters
but I'll try, I'll try

Verlee -- I think I'm the resident cat owned person. Tongue out

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posted at 9/21/2011 10:42 PM EDT
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Yes, please post the recipe!  I will make some for my baby boy Jinx!

Jinx thanks you!

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posted at 9/22/2011 5:20 AM EDT
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Cat treats using pumpkin: 1 Cup cooked minced turkey or 1 cup of canned salmon,1/2 Cup of canned pumpkin( NOT PUMPKIN PIE FILLING )      1 Tabls.oil ,1 Tabls. kelp (seaweed ) this can be purchased at an Oriental food store,if you can't find this just don't add.Mix altogether.Give 1 teas.for kittens and 1Tabls.for cats.This will keep in an air tight container for a week in the refrigerator.If you want to freeze spoon measured amts.on to a waxed paper lined sheet pan and freeze, when frozen take off the waxed paper and store in a air tight container or a freezer bag.

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posted at 9/22/2011 6:23 AM EDT
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Pumpkin cookies for Dogs : pre oven to 350*  2 cups whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1/4 cup of nonfat dry milk , 1 teas. baking powder.mix together. In a separate bowl mix together 1 cup canned pumpkin ( NOT PUMPKIN PIE FILLING )  1 egg, 1/4 Cup loosely packed brown sugar,Note brown sugar can be substituted with an additional  1/3 Cup of non fat dry milk.Blend together well and add to the dry ingredients.If too wet addition flour can be added.Roll into 1" balls for small dogs and 2" rolls for larger dogs place on an ungreased cookie sheet, press down with a fork and criss cross like you would a peanut butter cookie.Bake for 25- 30 mins until golden brown on the bottom.Cool completely,store in an air tight container in the refrigerator or freezer.Most dogs will eat pumpkin puree by itself.

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posted at 9/22/2011 6:47 AM EDT
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I didn' t know pumpkin was good for cats and dogs.  Thanks for the info.

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posted at 9/22/2011 8:14 AM EDT
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I am surprised that its good for animals like cats and dogs.

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posted at 9/22/2011 9:38 AM EDT
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Thank you Gale, thank you.   I will make this just as soon as I find a can of pumpkin around here.

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posted at 9/22/2011 10:04 AM EDT
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Gale, thank you so much for the dog cookie recipe.  We still have our orphan dog and she'd love these, I know. 

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posted at 9/22/2011 10:16 AM EDT
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My dogs love carrots, pumpkin, celery, cabbage, broccoli...I could go on and on.  The vet did warn me that carrots have a lot of sugar so I would be better off giving them frozen green beans. I figured I would switch to the green beans for winter when the activity drops off a bit.  (I wish someone would limit my food intake...)
I will make the dog treats they sound pretty good. I think rolling them in a rope shape then cutting them into little bites would be great.  Will let you know the results.
May go buy a pie pumpkin I saw the other day. They were .69 a pound a bit less than a can of pumpkin but the cooking has to be done.  I will see how it goes.  I happen to have a bit of "stale" Italian bread and was going to make pumpkin bread pudding this weekend.  The pumpkin will do for both.

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posted at 9/22/2011 11:54 AM EDT
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Did you know that pumpkin is good for your Dog ? Well it is,not only do most of them like it but it is also very nutritious for them as it is for us.If you have any interest in making some homemade treats for your best friends let me know and I'll post some recipes,don't forget they like treats just like we do.
Posted by gale g
 

I mix pumpkin puree in the dog food when he's not feeling well.  Seems to help him "all around"!!  He loves it.  I would really be interested in some recipes!

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posted at 9/22/2011 12:00 PM EDT
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Never heard of pumpkin for dogs or cats interesting willhave to try it  would they eat it like just from the can in a dish.

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posted at 9/22/2011 12:40 PM EDT
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Never heard of pumpkin for dogs or cats interesting willhave to try it  would they eat it like just from the can in a dish.
Posted by Mary L


Yes most dogs will eat pumpkin as long as it's cooked and mashed or pureed.You can also feed cats but they seem to eat it better mix in with other things.Don't over feed this could act as a laxitive if fed too much,as it is full of fiber.

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posted at 9/22/2011 12:42 PM EDT
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In Response to ???? Pumpkin for Dogs?????? and Cats too!!! :   I mix pumpkin puree in the dog food when he's not feeling well.  Seems to help him "all around"!!  He loves it.  I would really be interested in some recipes!
Posted by Sherri P


Hi Sherri I posted one pumpkin dog cookie recipe above and I have a couple others I will post later today.

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posted at 9/22/2011 12:52 PM EDT
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My dogs love carrots, pumpkin, celery, cabbage, broccoli...I could go on and on.  The vet did warn me that carrots have a lot of sugar so I would be better off giving them frozen green beans. I figured I would switch to the green beans for winter when the activity drops off a bit.  (I wish someone would limit my food intake...) I will make the dog treats they sound pretty good. I think rolling them in a rope shape then cutting them into little bites would be great.  Will let you know the results. May go buy a pie pumpkin I saw the other day. They were .69 a pound a bit less than a can of pumpkin but the cooking has to be done.  I will see how it goes.  I happen to have a bit of "stale" Italian bread and was going to make pumpkin bread pudding this weekend.  The pumpkin will do for both.
Posted by nikki p


I feed my dogs all sorts of veggies they love them also.Whenever  I was using any of my electric gadgets they would come out and bark like crazy so I started giving them veggies and they soon stopped this nonsense.They associated these noises with something good to eat.Now they sit and wait for their treat,quietly.I make home made sauerkraut and they always share the core and they also like a little sauerkraut when it's done fermenting.I wouldn't feed store bought sauerkraut too salty and I'm not sure how it is processed .You can roll the dough out too and cut with cookie cutters,although I think that's more for us then them  lol lol !

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posted at 9/22/2011 1:30 PM EDT
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This link is for cat treats that are BAKED : http://cats.lovetoknow.com/Recipes_for_Baking_Cat_Treats I wanted to post this link because there is a lot of good info for cat owners. You can always add Pumpkin to your cats food,just small amounts.

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posted at 9/22/2011 2:06 PM EDT
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More DOG TREATS : Pumpkin cookies: 1 - 15oz. canned pumpkin puree not pie filling, 3/4 cup oatmeal or 3/4 cream of wheat, 1/2 dry powdered milk. Preheat oven to 300* Mix all ingredients together an drop 1/2 Tablespoonful on a lightly GREASED cookie sheet ,bake for 15-20 mins.This can also be piped out of a freezer bag for smaller sized cookies.cut a small piece out of the corner of  a freezer bag and fill with cookie dough and pipe out desired amount,you might have to adjust your baking time.Cool completely store in an air tight container in the fridge.
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