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Halloween Ideas for You and Your Dog

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Everyone loves seeing their dog all dressed up in a cute Halloween costume. There are so many adorable costumes out there, who can resist taking photos and sharing them on Instagram and Facebook.

Here are a few additional ideas to celebrate Halloween with your dog.

Carve Breed Specific Jack-O-Lanterns using a doggie face stencil. Better Homes and Gardens has some adorable stencils you can download for free. Use a mini LED light inside instead of a candle to keep it pet-safe.

Bake Pumpkin Dog Treats for your pooch and his friends. Here’s a recipe combining the goodness of pumpkin, oats and coconut that we love!

1 ½ c rolled oats
¼ c unsweetened all-natural coconut chips (not the sweetened shredded kind with nothing added)
¼ c creamy peanut butter (make sure it does not contain xylitol which is toxic to dogs and is found in sugar free items. Some good brands to choose are Earth Balance, Simple Truth, MaraNatha)
½ c pumpkin puree (fresh or canned, but make sure nothing is added)
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp baking powder
1 egg

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line cookie sheet with wax paper.
Combine oat and coconut in mini food processor. Pulse for 30-45 seconds then place in a bowl
Add cinnamon and baking powder to the oat and coconut mixture
Mix together the peanut butter, pumpkin puree and egg and add to the dry ingredients.
Roll out ½ inch thick.
Cut with cookie cutters. Bones, pumpkins or leaf shapes are fun to use.
Bake for 15-18 minutes.
Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Make a DIY Witch Hat for your dog. All you need are a few pieces of black felt, some festive embellishments and a glue gun. DIY Network has a pattern to get you started. Decorate it to your liking to make it your own. A little corded black elastic works great to keep the hat in place.

We’d love to see how your dog is celebrating Halloween this year. Be sure to tag us a #clubpooche on Instagram and on our Club Pooche Facebook page.

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