Whether you are looking to get into the fall spirit with some tasty homemade dog treats for your pup or looking for healthy dog snacks to fill the gap between meals, some ingredients definitely stand out as better for your dog.
Especially during the fall, pumpkin is the perfect ingredient to incorporate into your dog treat recipes. Pumpkin is the perfect addition to any dog treat or meal that needs a healthy boost as it is low in calories and packed with nutrition.
Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs
According to Chewy, pumpkin has some really amazing health benefits, including:
Skin & coat
Digestion & oral health
Some protection against parasites
DIY Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipes
Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats | All Recipes
This healthy dog treat recipe can be made in only 40 minutes. With ingredients like eggs, whole wheat flour, and peanut butter, you can be sure there are plenty of nutrients your dog can reap the benefits of. Each serving is 50 calories, making it perfect for high-energy dogs that get a lot of exercise during the day.
Healthy Pumpkin Dog Treats | Food With Feeling
If you want to skip the peanut butter, this nut-free dog treat recipe will make your dog just as happy. With healthy fats like coconut oil, your dog can enjoy sustained energy throughout the day. Their shiny coat will thank you as well!
Pumpkin, Egg, and Flour | Wild Wild Whisk
With only three ingredients, you can rest easy knowing that your pup is getting a clean, straightforward snack. In just around an hour, this recipe will help you make 44 treats.
Bone Shaped Peanut Butter and Pumpkin | Eating Bird Food
Does your dog need some meaty flavor to enjoy its treats? This recipe has got you covered! By adding vegetable, chicken, or beef stock, you can add that extra depth of flavor your discerning pup is searching for. For added cuteness, be sure to grab some adorable dog bone cookie cutters.
Soft Pumpkin Dog Treats | Pooks Pantry
For dogs who are older or have dental issues, soft treats are an absolute must! Not only are these treats safe for your dog’s teeth, but they are also low in fats. This means that older, inactive dogs won’t experience unwanted weight gain-provided you don’t overfeed! 😉
Large Batch Pumpkin Dog Treats | Spend With Pennies
In only 35 minutes, you can make a whopping 24 large or 48 small treats with this recipe. These treats are great for keeping your dog happy while you are preoccupied with work on cooking up dinner.
Pup-kin Spice Peanut Butter and Pumpkin | Southern Bytes
No worries, there isn’t any actual pumpkin spice in this recipe, but stuff that is much better for your pooch! Your dog will be begging you for more with ingredients like ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Ginger is great for your dog’s joint health, and the fiber from the pumpkin will help their digestive system.
Oats, Pumpkin, and Peanut Butter | It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
The oatmeal in this recipe will help your dog stay fuller for longer. To sweeten the deal, each treat is only 14 calories. If you feel your dog needs a bit more than that, you will have 50 whole treats to go through before this batch is finished.
Pumpkin Dog Biscuits | Food
Some dogs prefer crunchy treats, and I don’t blame them at all! If your dog prefers something that can really bite into, they will love this dog biscuit recipe.
Chunky Apple Pumpkin Treats | Delicious Everyday
Is juicy more your dog’s style? If your dog is into apples, this treat is just asking for you to make it! It is a nice way to give your pup a break from traditional peanut flavors.
Banana Pumpkin | The Produce Moms
If you want to make some of the cutest treats ever, this one is worth checking out. Each treat is in the shape of a pumpkin, making it great for Halloween and Thanksgiving. While it will take a little artistry to get them looking just right, your hard work will pay off for sure.
Pumpkin Ginger | Taste of Home
Ginger is fantastic for joint health and even settling your pup’s upset tummy. Save this recipe for the next time your dog is having tummy issues. They will thank you!
Pumpkin Pie | Mom on Time Out
These pumpkin pie treats are on the indulgent side and great for those very special moments when you want to really treat your dog. With delicious ingredients like peanut butter and pumpkin puree, you can’t go wrong. Just be sure to ensure you do not use nutmeg in your recipe, as it can be toxic to some dogs.
Frosted Pumpkin Dog Treats | Spaceships and Laserbeams
Take things up a notch in your kitchen by baking up these frosted pumpkin dog treats. While dogs are perfectly content without extra glazing or anything like that, sometimes you just really want to watch them go nuts! This is the recipe that’ll make it happen.
Healthy Peanut Butter and Pumpkin | Maes Menu
These freezer-friendly dog treats are perfect if you are worried that you won’t be able to use them all up in time. As a bonus, they include the ingredient flax meal, which offers Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids.
Pumpkin Carrot Bites | My Pawsitively Pets
My pup, Zelda, absolutely adores carrots! She enjoys them shredded after putting them through my juicer, and she loves snacking on baby carrots. Since carrots are packed with fiber, she has a wonderful time digesting them. Just make sure not to overdo it as too much fiber is not ideal.
Bacon Grease Frosted Pumpkin Treats | Pinch of Yum
Want some diversity in your recipe? You can choose from bacon grease, coconut oil, chicken fat, or any other fat that solidifies are room temperature for this treat’s glaze.
Pumpkin Apple | Three Little Ferns
From a human perspective, I love the combination of oats and apples. It’s just plain delicious. Let your dog in on this wonderful flavor combination by baking them up some of these delicious pumpkin apple oat dog treat recipes.
Grain-Free Pumpkin Peanut Butter | Urban Bliss Life
If your dog isn’t a fan of grains, this homemade grain-free dog treat recipe will give them just as much pleasure as the grain recipes. The best part is, you can make them in just 25 minutes!
2-Ingredient Treats | Pop Sugar
Been looking for a yogurt dog treat recipe? These frozen dog treats can’t get any simpler to make! If you want to give your dog some tummy soothing pumpkin in the summer, this is a fantastic choice. It is such an easy way to help them cool down while having a refreshing snack.
Please remember that some peanut butter brands include the ingredient ‘xylitol‘ in their product. This ingredient is very toxic to your dog and must be avoided at all costs. For the safety of your dog, check the ingredients of the peanut butter you are purchasing every time.
Other foods containing xylitol include breath mints, baked goods, cough syrup, chewable vitamins, mouthwash, toothpaste, over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements, and sugar-free desserts.
Dog Treat Grocery List
To get you started, here is a convenient list of common pumpkin dog treat ingredients and tools.
Peanut Butter \ Almond Butter