Pumpkin Biscuits: Because your dog needs a Halloween treat, too

Cooking spray
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup chicken stock
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
Bacon fat


Home Alone or Not - Halloween is not the time to leave your four-legged family member home alone inside or outside. If outside during trick-or-treat time, dogs could possibly be teased, tormented, frightened by strangers in costumes and masks or fed improper foods or candy. The best place for your dog is in their space inside at home. If you dog has aggressive tendencies, fear of load noises or habit of excessive barking, place him/her in a quite area away from the front door - especially if you are giving out candy to trick-or-treater who are strangers coming to your home.

Potty Now Mommy Potty? - On Halloween before you kick back after a long day at the office, walk the dog before the ghosts and goblins start appearing. Consider purchasing a lit collar and reflective leash so drivers and trick-or-treaters can see your dog. When walking your dog keep a firm grasp on the leash because people wearing costumes could frighten your dog. Make sure to take notice of anything your dog might pick up off the ground that could be a choking hazard such as bits of candy or wrappers on the sidewalk.

Don't Leave Dog in Car - You would think this warning falls into having common sense? Don't leave your dog in the car unattended for anytime during Halloween. You are away from the car, it's dark and people are moving about in scary clothing, you run the risk of putting your dog in distress.