Easy Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipes That Will Make Your Tail Wag!
We have been promising some recipes for homemade pumpkin dog treats for a couple weeks now, and the time has come! We had intended on posting them much earlier in the month but somehow November slipped by in the blink of an eye, especially as we got closer to Thanksgiving!
If you’ve taken a look at the other homemade dog treat recipes I have posted, you can tell I’m a no-nonsense type of gal. It’s fun to make some homemade treats for Maui, but I’m not the type to put a ton of time into them making them look super cute. Call me lazy or call me practical, I don’t know.
I think if we all sit down and think about it we know that dog treats are made to look cute to satisfy our human eye; dogs don’t care what treats look like as long as they smell and taste awesome!
My version of these homemade pumpkin dog treat recipes may not win any awards for being super cute, but they certainly do win kudos from Maui and Emma for being yummy! They were both crawling all over me to get more after they tried the first ones!
So let’s have some fun and make some easy homemade pumpkin dog treats!
Health Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs
Pumpkin is safe beneficial for dogs as long as it is pure pumpkin; you don’t want to use canned pumpkin pie filling as it often has added sugar and spices that dogs don’t need.
Pumpkin is low in calories, high in fiber, and a good source of beta-carotene, zinc, potassium, iron and vitamin C!
Not only is loaded with fiber and beta-carotene (which is converted to vitamin A), it can actually help your dog if they have diarrhea OR constipation. Yep, it helps with both!
Pumpkin can also:
- help your dog lose weight
- help maintain a healthy urinary tract
- be good for your dogs skin and fur
- be used as a natural remedy for parasites
- be used as a natural remedy to help your dog stop eating its poop!
Drop Pumpkin & Banana Dog Treats
This recipe is super simple and uses common ingredients you probably have around your kitchen.
This recipe is easy, but I have made a couple changes to simplify it even more for my no-nonsense kitchen.
The original recipe comes to us from SweetPaul.com where they take the time roll out the dough and cut it into little shapes.
Mini Pumpkin Dog Treat Cookies
I was looking for recipe that was just pumpkin. We adapted a recipe I found and came up with these little pumpkin dog treat cookies. This dog treat recipe has only three ingredients!
The inspiration for this recipe came from prouddogmom.com’s Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bites recipe.
What Maui and Emma Think
Maui and Emma both absolutely love both of these pumpkin dog treat recipes.
Both recipes came out a little chewy, but the dogs don’t mind at all! They both cling to me like flies on flypaper when I have some of these in my hand!
There’s not much that rates higher than extreme love from your puppy 🙂
Have fun making these recipes and watching your dog thoroughly enjoy them!
Love the pumpkin,
Let us know if you try either of these recipes!
Have any tips or tricks that might make them better?
How much did your dog love them?
Let us know in the comments section below!