Recipe: Halloween Chicken, Pumpkin and Apple Loaf for Dogs

Your dog didn’t complain when you dressed him up, and then he faithfully followed you and your kids around the neighborhood while they trick-or-treated.  Yet now he’s not allowed to eat any candy!  Make him feel included in the gluttony with this tempting treat.

Meet the Author: Lucy Postins

Lucy Postins is founder of The Honest Kitchen as well as its Mother Hen and CEO. She is a companion animal nutritionist who started The Honest Kitchen in her kitchen in 2002. She is passionate about advanced nutrition and holistic health including complementary modalities such as herbalism and homeopathy. Considered an expert in her field, Lucy frequently writes articles for local and national media, conducts radio interviews and educational spots, and occasionally holds educational seminars for pet owners on the importance of good nutrition. She also recently authored Dog Obsessed, a guide to a happier, healthier life for the pup you love.

Halloween Chicken, Pumpkin and Apple Loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Honest Kitchen Force dehydrated dog food
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin (not pie mix)
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 1/2 cup cooked, chopped chicken
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus additional for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Lightly coat a loaf pan with olive oil.
  2. In a large glass bowl, hydrate the Force with the warm water. Add the pumpkin, apple, eggs, chicken, and cheese. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into the loaf pan. Grate a little extra cheese on top (if using). Bake for 50 minutes, or until the top is firm to the touch and slightly crispy. Cool thoroughly before cutting into slices sized appropriately for your dog. The slices or cubes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen in an airtight container or individually portioned resealable plastic freezer bags.

Recipe Notes

You can also dice the slices into tiny cubes to use for training.

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