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Key to your pup loving his or her dog treats for Halloween is not just about whether they taste good. Funny, cute, weird, or ‘spooky’ looking doesn’t matter to dogs either.  The fact is, smell is the sense that dogs use to determine if something is going to be good or not.  What should matter most to you is to feed your dog treats for Halloween that are healthy and safe.

Healthy homemade dog treats are really popular this year.  Could that be because people are staying home a lot more due to the Covid-19 pandemic?  Maybe, I don’t know―but, it does seem likely.  After all, we are all staying at home a lot these days.  And, yes, it’s definitely getting old, boring, and nerve-racking for most of us.

But, it’s also got our enthusiasm for cooking new holiday goodies and kitchen creatives at an all-time high―for the people and the pets in our households. Just remember, those people goodies are not necessarily good for dogs.


 

Some Holiday Goodies That are Bad for Dogs

(This is a partial list only.  Head here for a more complete list of foods that are good or bad for dogs.)

  • Alcohol beverages of any kind
  • Chocolate of any kind
  • Sugar, candy, cookies, or other sugary treats
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Turkey necks, bones, fat, or skin (raw or cooked)
  • Rich sauces and gravies
  • Onions, leeks, and garlic
  • Spicy and fatty meats
  • Nutmeg and ginger
  • Avocados, rhubarb, and broccoli
  • Green tomatoes
  • Hot, spicy, or pickled peppers
  • Apple peels, seeds, and cores
  • Grapes and raisins

 

Healthy and Safe Homemade Dog Treats for Halloween

Here are quick links to 4 of our favorite dog-safe, nutritious treats you can make:

Rover: DIY Halloween Dog Treats

Barkpost: DIY Dog Treats for Halloween

Cesars Way: Recipe Ideas for Quick and Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

AKC: Homemade Dog Treats

These are some of our favorite doggie holiday treats. So for a fun pastime during the Covid-19 pandemic, head over to these sites for some dog-delicious and healthy homemade treat recipes that your dog will sit up and beg for.


 

Safe, Nutritious Retail Dog Treats for Halloween

Don’t feel like mixing and baking? No worries! Chewy.com and Amazon.com have got you covered this Halloween!   Remember― don’t treat your pooch with Halloween candies, cookies, or other sweet and savory goodies. Here’s some great and affordable doggie treats that are nutritious, healthy, and safe for your pooch:

Chewy

See all the Chewy dog treats here.

Amazon

Portland Pet Food Co Bacon Biscuitsclick here or the image below for more info.

Crafted by Humans Loved by Dogs Portland Pet Food Company All-Natural Dog Treat Biscuits Multipack (3 x 5 oz Bags) – Bacon Flavor – Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Human-Grade, Limited Ingredients

Old Mother Hubbard Creepy Crunchersclick here or the image below for more info.

Old Mother Hubbard Natural Creepy Cruncher P-Nuttier Treats, 6-Ounce Bag

Cloud Star Wag More Bark Lessclick here or the image below for more info.

Cloud Star Wag More Bark Less, Grain Free Itty Bitty, Crunchy Biscuit Dog Treats, Chicken & Sweet Potato, 7 oz (78330)

Hill’s Grain Free Soft-Baked Naturalsclick here or the image below for more info.

Hill's Grain Free Dog Treats, Soft-Baked Naturals with Duck & Pumpkin Soft Healthy Dog Snacks, 8 oz Bag (2450)

Merrick All Natural Dog Treatsclick here or the image below for more info.

Merrick Kitchen Bites For Pets, 9-Ounce, Turducken

Fruitables Vegetarian Crunchy Dog Treats Variety Packclick here or the image below for more info.

Fruitables Pumpkin Dog Treats, Variety Pack of 5

 

See all the Amazon 4 stars & up dog treats here.

Halloween is about having fun and of course eating lots of delicious things. Make sure your pup has a great time too, plus keeps healthy and safe with our pick of the most delicious dog treats for Halloween.  Thanks for clicking and reading our post today. If you are looking for some more Halloween Gifts for Dogs – that includes costumes and toys – then read our post at the link.

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