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Work a treat: snacks perfect for autumn!

Easy to make and perfectly safe to eat for dogs of all shapes and sizes, these recipes are guaranteed to make your dogs even bigger fans of you! Here are three simple recipes from our pals at allrecipes.com!

1) Microwaveable doggie donuts (makes 12)

You’ll need…

1 egg
2/3 cup beef broth or chicken broth
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons quick cooking oats

1) Grease a shallow, microwave-safe plate or baking dish. Set aside.

2) Whisk together the egg and broth in a large bowl. Gradually stir in the flour and oats. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out cookies using a round cookie cutter. Use a smaller round cookie cutter to cut out the centre hole. Place on prepared plate, arranging the cookies on the dish without crowding them.

3) Cover with a paper towel, and cook in the microwave on high until firm, about 10 minutes. Repeat steps to use up the remaining dough. Cool on a wire rack.

2) Peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats (makes 25)

You’ll need…

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1) Preheat oven to 175 degrees.

2) Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

3) Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.

3) Go bananas!

You’ll need…

1 chopped banana
½ cup of peanut butter
16oz of plain Greek yoghurt

1) Mix the yoghurt and the peanut butter with one chopped banana.

2) Freeze overnight and serve.

3) Perfect after a walk on a chilly night, serve this easy to make snack to your hungry dog.

Too busy to cook? Keep it fresh ...

If preparation isn’t your thing, but you still want to give your dog the best of seasonal treats, there are plenty of options to consider. Kumaras are rich in important nutrients. Fiber, vitamin C and B, and manganese are just some of the essentials in sweet potatoes, which dogs often love.

Sliced apples are another option. Not only do they taste best during autumn, but they are abundant and packed with Vitamin A and C. Yum!

Remember, moderation is the key here. Save these treats for after a long walk or as an after-dinner surprise!

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