Tuesday, October 30, 2012

'Tis the season for friends, family & holiday feasts.

Talkin’ Turkey
If you decide to feed your pet a little nibble of turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked. Don't offer her raw or undercooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria.
Too Much of a Good Thing
A few small boneless pieces of cooked turkey, a taste of mashed potato or even a lick of pumpkin pie shouldn’t pose a problem. However, don't allow your pets to overindulge, as they could wind up with a case of stomach upset, diarrhea or even worse—an inflammatory condition of the pancreas known as pancreatitis..
A Feast Fit for a Kong
While the humans are chowing down, give your cat and dog their own little feast. Offer them chew bones. Or put dribbles of gravy—inside a Kong toy. They’ll be happily occupied for awhile, working hard to extract their dinner from the toy.
Pumpkin - Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits            
2 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon                                   
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)                                                                           

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C)
2.) In your mixing bowl, mix together all ingredients and mix until the dough holds together in a ball and all of the flour  is combined. The dough shouldn't be too sticky.
3.) Roll the dough on a floured surface 1/2 inch thick. These biscuits do not rise so you don't want to roll too thin. Use your favorite cookie cutter to cut the biscuits into shapes or cut with a butter knife into squares. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Since the biscuits do not rise you can place them close together on the baking sheet.
4.) Bake in preheated oven until hard - for about 40 minutes. Makes about 25 bones that are approximately 2 inches.
Tip: Every dog is different, so please check with your vet to see if this recipe is suitable for your pet

Trivia Time
1. What was the name of Rudolph's dogsled driving friend?
2. In Frosty the Snowman, who brought Frosty back to life?
3. Who lost $8,000 in It's a Wonderful Life?
4. Counting Rudolph, how many reindeer are there?
5. "Dry Ice"  is not ice, but actually a compressed form of what gas?
6. What animal is capable of drinking 30 gallons of water in 10 minutes?
7. What is the only animal that can't jump?
8. Name the first balloon in the 1927 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?
9. What do you call the skin hanging from a turkey's neck?
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