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Pumpkin Puree for Pups
1 small baking pumpkin, 2 to 4 lbs
2 cups unsweetened apple juice, carrot juice, or apple-carrot juice blend
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional, but cinnamon has many health benefits including lowering blood sugar and boosting cognition)
Preheat the oven to 350. Slice the pumpkin in half with a sharp knife, or what I used a jack o' lantern carving knife.
Scoop out the stringy bits and seeds (saving the seeds to roast later) and lay the halved pumpkin on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes. By this time the pumpkin will be soft and the skin will come right off. Cut it in chunks and put it in the blender, if you are lucky you will have a Vitamix, but any old blender will do. Add the juice and cinnamon and blend on high until pureed.
Top your dogs kibble with generous dollops.