Ghastly ghouls are not the only dangers felines face at Halloween. Those pesky hairballs can also keep them from digesting the holiday properly.
The October 2012 issue of Every Day with Rachel Ray offers a recipe, Howl-oween Hairball Helpers, to keep your feline friend(s) from being haunted by hairballs. According to Sarah Zorn, “The fiber-rich pumpkin in these treats works magic for digestion; the catnip makes them as tasty as candy.”*
1 can (5 oz) tuna in water
¾ cup flour
1 teaspoon dried catnip
2 Tablespoons canned pure pumpkin puree
- Preheat oven to 350ᵒF.
- In a bowl, combine all the ingredients, mixing until a dough forms. Using floured hands, pinch off bite-sized pieces of dough (about ¼” teaspoon each) and place on lightly greased cookie sheets.
- Bake until lightly browned and crisp, about 20 minutes. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use.
*Since every pet is different, please check with your vet to be sure this recipe is suitable for your pet.
You can find more recipes which can be used to pamper your pets at pinterest.com/RachelRayMag.