Pumpkin doesn't have to be exclusive to Autumn - and since there's so many great health benefits why not treat your dog all year long? Did we mention that these recipes are super easy to make, and are great for humans as well! So we won't judge you if you steal some of your dog's treats... promise.
Why feed your dog Pumpkin?
Pumpkin is nutrient rich and loaded with health benefits that help improve eye sight, immune system, skin and coat health, and urinary health. But the most sought out benefit is in it's fiber, which helps regulate digestion. Vet's will often recommend serving a little pumpkin to dogs suffering from constipation or diarrhea.
Pumpkin Treat Recipes
1. Frosty Pumpkin Treats
Not only do these pumpkin treats look amazing, but they have a healthy boost of salmon oil. Hayley from Health Starts in the Kitchen create these specifically to treat her dog's itchy skin that tends to arrive with the dry fall/winter air. So if you're looking for an easy treat with health benefits then this is your best bet.
2. No Bake Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Looking for something extra-easy? With just 4 delicious ingredients and about 15 minutes of your time you can have some pretty amazing treats that are great for dogs, humans, kids.. or most other creatures.
3. Easy Homemade Pumpkin Dog Biscuits
Alshea has baked up some amazing treats to spoil her 3 dogs. If you would rather bake with some love then this is for you. Using all healthy ingredients, a little pumpkin (of course), and a touch of cinnamon - your dogs will enjoy their new favorite cookie recipe.
4. Homemade Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Biscuits
The peanut butter, pumpkin, coconut oil combo is a triple threat that your dog will go nuts over. Best of all - it's all healthy stuff so you don't have to feel bad about over indulging your fur babies a little. Also, if your dog has a wheat allergy, swap out the wheat flour for something a little easier to digest like rice or coconut flour.
5. 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Peanut Butter Treats
Looking for something even easier to make? Miss Molly has you covered with her peanut butter pumpkin treats. A little pumpkin puree, PB, and flour. Bake for 10 minutes. Done. But don't forget to cut these out into cute shapes to impress your dog.
6. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Pumpkin Treats
This might be similar to some of our other recipes - but it does away with flour and goes for an extra healthy dose of Oatmeal. But don't worry, these treats are just as easy to make, and has a little extra boost of fiber with it.
7. Pumpkin Carrot Pupcakes
Wow, just look at this masterpiece! If you're looking to impress all the dogs in town, or you just love baking, then definitely check out what Paige has created. Instead of the traditional dog biscuit you can change things up with some fabulous carot and pumpking Pup-cakes (with peanut butter icing of course.)
8. 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Treats
Looking for something even easier!? Yes, now we're down to 2 ingredients, and you don't even need an oven! Simply combine some pumpkin puree and greek yogurt, place in an ice cube tray, throw it in the freezer over night and call it done. Great for a summer time treat 🙂
9. Pumpkin Apple Pupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting
If you're throwing a birthday party for your dog (and why wouldn't you?) - then the perfect treat is pupcakes. Easy, healthy, and great for storing for a later date. Also, these little cupcakes have whipped peanut butter frosting, tell me that doesn't sound amazing...
Picture: Damn Delicious
10. Spinach, Carrot, Zucchini, Pumpkin Treats
These beautiful biscuits are packed with all sorts of healthy stuff - like spinach, carrots, zucchini, and of course a little pumpkin. These treats really have it all, and are absolutely perfect for spoiling your fur baby in the healthiest way possible.
11. Glazed Pumpkin Dog Treats
The famous Pinch of Yum even made their own pumpkin treat recipe, and it looks fantastic. What I love is they always include a recipe video to make cooking even easier. Not to mention, these treats are glazed in coconut oil or healthy fats - to give a nice omega boost for your dog's health. Love it!