We all know that we are living longer and the good news is our pets are living longer too. Our pets are firmly becoming very much part of our family.
We pay attention to what we put into our bodies, same goes for our furry friends, like us humans – our pets react to unnatural preservatives and genetically modified ingredients and suffer from the same sort of medical conditions as we do.
Sadly most people don’t know what is in their trusted brands of ‘formulated’ foods and we need to take a closer look at what we are feeding our pets.
Basically, we need to keep our foods as natural as possible.
Here, I’ve created a pup’s pumpkin pie, that may appear ‘human’ (and yes, YOU CAN EAT IT!!), but it is totally healthy, natural and nutritious for our dogs. Certainly not an ‘every day’ food, more like a ‘special occasion’ food.
More importantly, its a reminder to get some delicious pumpkin into your dogs diet. Include some left over mashed pumpkin in your dogs evening meal.
Some of the health benefits of pumpkin:
- super good for your dogs
- High in potassium
- High in fibre
- High in Vitamin C
- Makes the skin and fur (glow)shine
- Good for heart health
- Lowers blood pressure
Easy recipe for the crust base:
100g Christmas Spice Treats (available online from the PAWDinkum shop)
30 ml cold water
25 g organice coconut oil, melted
Place the above in a food processor, blend until thoroughly combined.
Firmly push crumb into pie dish to form pie crust.
Pumpkin Pie topping recipe:
200g of cooked pumpkin
1 free range egg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Place the above ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
Then spoon the creamy pumpkin mix into pie crust (could add a herb like rosemary – which is great for a shiny coat).
Bake in a moderate oven 160 C for 20 minutes, or until firm to the touch.
Makes enough for x three 10 cm mini pie dishes.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge for 1 week or freeze for a pup pawty.
Some of the health benefits of Cinnamon:
- Anti inflammatory
- Protects heart health
- Fights infection
- Freshens breath
Some health benefits of Ginger:
- Reduces muscle pain
- Soothes stomach
- Antioxidant properties
For those celebrating, wishing you all a very Happy Thanks Giving!
Woof and let me know how you go!