The holidays are a time for feasting not only for us but for our beloved pups. I’m also a sucker for those mini pumpkins they sell at the grocery store because they dress up the table and really get me in the festive mood.
I used to throw out these pumpkins after several months but this time I thought, why don’t I bake it and use it as the edible bowl for my dog’s meal?
Stuff The Pumpkin With Your Dog’s Favorite Food
Let your imagination run free and stuff this pumpkin with your dog’s favorite meal. Ideas include:
- Kibble drizzled with a veggie puree
- Cook up any of your dog’s favorite proteins, mix some egg, seafood and organ meat (this is what I did)
- Cook the pumpkin but for the raw feeders, you can put their raw meal inside
About That Pumpkin Portion
We’ve all heard how pumpkin can soothe your dog’s tummy. That said, everything should still be fed in moderation. Be sure to scoop out excess pumpkin (which you can save for the next meal) and serve as follows:
- One tablespoon for every 20 pounds your dog weighs
Baked Pumpkin and Turkey
Bake a mini pumpkin and stuff it with your dog's favorite meal.
To Bake The Pumpkin
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
Cut the top off the pumpkin
Scoop out all the seeds
Place the pumpkin (with lid) in a pan and cover with foil
Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes
Prepare The Pumpkin Stuffing
Oil the pan with half a teaspoon of coconut oil and pan fry the turkey
Scramble the egg
Put the turkey, scrambled egg and the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix.
Stuff the Pumpkin
Stick a fork in the pumpkin, if it goes through easily your pumpkin is cooked
Scoop out the pumpkin and place it in a bowl. Add one teaspoon into your turkey mix
Stuff your pumpkin with all of the ingredients from the turkey mix