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Hypoallergenic Pumpkin Treats

Fall Pet Safety

When pets have severe allergies it can be difficult to find them a delicious treat. Making them homemade treats can be a fun way to reward them without the risk of irritating their allergies. If your dog has allergies, always check with your veterinarian before giving them a new tasty treat.

In the fall the kids go back to school, the temperatures cool off, and Halloween will be here before you know it. Each milestone brings fun activities but there are precautions you should take to keep your family safe. Here are some great tips on keeping your pets safe this fall. The kids are back in school and homework is in full swing. Many times homework requires craft material that can be harmful to our pets. Cats love to play with string and dogs love to lick anything that sparkles. If youre pets mistakes craft supplies for a tasty treat it may cost you an expensive and heart-pounding trip to your veterinarian. Try to keep your pets out of the room during craft time and always pick up supplies once you’re finished.

Items you’ll need:

1 Mixing bowl 1 Measuring cup 1 Spatula 1 Can opener 1 Silicone ice cube tray


1 can pumpkin purée* 1 cup plain yogurt ½ cup peanut butter**

The temperatures are cooling down but rattlesnakes are still active! Keep your pets alive by registering them for Rattlesnake Avoidance Training at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Rattlesnake Avoidance Training teaches your dog to avoid a rattlesnake though sight and smell. Classes are offered through October 2nd. For more information visit www.HSSAZ.org. Halloween is a fun time to dress up and indulge in your favorite candy. If you will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters make sure your pet is in a secure place with their favorite treat and the radio turned up to distract them from the doorbell. Make sure that Halloween is fun for your whole family by keeping candy out of reach of your pets. Enjoy pumpkin everything with your family this fall and don’t forget to keep your pets safe with these helpful tips. Speaking of pumpkin, don’t forget to try our Hypoallergenic Pumpkin Treats!


Step 1: In a medium mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, yogurt, and peanut butter until smooth.

Step 2: Pour mixture into ice cube tray and freeze for 12 hours.

Step 3: Share these delicious treats with your favorite puppers!

*Be sure to use pumpkin purée. Do not use pumpkin pie filling. **Always double-check peanut butter that you give your pet for xylitol. Xylitol is poisonous to dogs and is often found in sugar-free peanut butter.

All events located in the Education Center at HSSA’s Main Campus, 635 W Roger Rd.

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Humanely Speaking Fall 2018  

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