Happy Howl-O-Ween! Halloween brings along loads of candy and delicious treats, most of which can be dangerous to pets. While it may be tempting to treat your pet with just a bite of some of your favorite treats, it’s best to avoid feeding pets candies and treats that aren’t intended for pets. Sugar can wreak havoc on your pet’s health, and sugar substitutes like xylitol are highly toxic. Even so, many pet owners like to treat their pets with something special during all the Halloween fun. Whether or not you decide to dress your dog or cat in those oh-so-cute costumes, here are two DIY treat recipes to help your pet avoid harmful foods and make the most of this Halloween! After all, it’s the perfect time for your pet to show off his or her tricks for some yummy treats!

These pumpkin spice flavored dog biscuits are sure to get your pup’s tail wagging! Not only is pumpkin the perfect fall flavor for Halloween-themed treats, it also is beneficial for your dog when fed as a treat. Pumpkin contains vitamins, minerals, fiber, and prebiotics that can soothe your dog’s stomach and aid digestion. To learn more about the benefits of adding pumpkin to your dog’s diet and how much to feed, check out 10 Health Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs.

Cats can be pickier than dogs when it comes to treats, but these tuna flavored kitty croutons might just be your cat’s new favorite! As with any treat, it is important to remember to feed treats in moderation. Tuna is usually very appealing to cats, so it’s best to treat in small amounts.

Want more ideas for delicious homemade treats this spooky season? Check out these awesome canine enrichment recipes, 3 Simple Homemade Dog Biscuit Recipes, and 3 Simple Homemade Cat Treat Recipes. With any treat you feed your pet, be sure it doesn’t contain any toxic ingredients and only feed treats in moderation. For more information on foods and plants that are toxic to pets, visit the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center.

We hope you and your pet have a safe and happy Halloween!