Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats for Fall

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‘Tis the season for pumpkin-flavored everything! From coffee, to donuts, to cookies, to beer, it seems like the orange stuff is dominating every restaurant menu in Chicago. Not that we’re complaining. We like pumpkin spice lattes just as much as the next person. And you know what? Our dogs go crazy for it, too.

Not only is pumpkin a delicious treat for our four-legged friends, it’s also a great remedy for an upset stomach. The fiber in pumpkin can act as a binding solution through a dog’s digestive tract, absorbing excess water and therefore helping with diarrhea. That being said, your pup doesn’t have to be under the weather to enjoy the yummy flavor and nutritional benefits of everyone’s favorite squash. Here are a few homemade pumpkin dog treats you can whip up and give to your furry friend this fall:

Pumpkin Spice Puppuccinos
From: LolathePitty.com

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Pour into small serving cups.

Homemade No-Bake Dog Treats with Pumpkin and Oats
From: TwoLittleCavaliers.com

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2½ cups oats
  • Additional oats as needed for rolling

Instructions

  1. Combine the pumpkin puree and water in a large bowl. Stir well to combine.
  2. Add 2½ cups of oats to the pumpkin mixture and stir well to fully mix the ingredients.
  3. Using your hands, roll the mixture into small spheres and set them aside.
  4. After you’ve rolled the mixture into spheres, spread the additional oats on a plate, and roll the spheres in these oats to create a “coating” on the outside.
  5. Refrigerate the finished treats for 24 hours before serving to firm the pumpkin puree.

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats
From: SweetPeasKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In small bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, salt, and cinnamon, set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin and peanut butter until combined. Using a rubber spatula, mix in the flour mixture until combined.
  4. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and roll into a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle.
  5. Cut the dough using a canine-themed cookie cutter and place on a prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Place the freshly baked treats on cooling racks and let them cool thoroughly, about 2 hours.

Do you have a recipe for pumpkin dog treats that your pup goes nuts for? Share it with us on The Doggy Dojo Facebook page!

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