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September 14, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Dog Treats

It's been a while since we posted a homemade dog treat recipe so we thought with the first day of Fall coming up next week, it's the perfect time to make a healthy Fall-inspired treat. We decided to jump on the pumpkin bandwagon and whip up a quick and easy Pumpkin Spice dog treat.

When I said quick and easy I wasn't joking, these treats have only 3 ingredients - pumpkin, greek yogurt and cinnamon. I believe it's so important to know what exactly is in my dog's treats and one way of doing that is by making them at home.

Before we get started, let's talk about the benefits of these three ingredients.

Pumpkin - Low in calories, canned pure pumpkin is a great source of fiber which helps with digestion and stomach issues. Just a small amount can help with diarrhea or constipation.

Greek Yogurt - Plain greek yogurt is high in calcium and protein. It also has probiotics that boost immunity and also help with digestion.

Cinnamon - Just a small amount of cinnamon a day can help regulate blood sugar, it has anti-inflammatory properties and also has the ability to slow or stop bacteria growth.

Pumpkin Spice Dog Treats

One of the nice things about these treats is that there are no set measurements. Depending on how much I have on hand, I usually do 2 parts greek yogurt to 1 part canned pure pumpkin and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.
ingredients for healthy homemade pumpkin spice dog treats
You can simply place the ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined or throw them in your blender and give it a whirl.
ingredients for pumpkin spice dog treats
I'm pretty sure the Goldens would have enjoyed it right out of the blender as a smoothie but I think the pumpkins are fun and festive!
recipe for healthy pumpkin spice dog treats
Just spoon the mixture into your favorite silicone mold or ice cube tray and place in the freezer until frozen. Scroll down to purchase the pumpkin mold pictured below. 
how to make pumpkin spice dog treats
I don't know who couldn't wait for these to set up more, me or the dogs. Aren't they just adorable?!
healthy pumpkin spice dog treats shaped into pumpkins
If you follow us on Instagram, we posted an IG Story of a glimpse of the Goldens in the kitchen while I was whipping these up. Bruin was ready to dive right into pumpkin heaven!
golden retriever dog with pumpkin spice dog treats
Miley couldn't wait to get her chompers into her pumpkin treat!
golden retriever taking a bite of pumpkin spice dog treats
This recipe made 14 little pumpkins, something tells me I should have made more! 
three golden retrievers waiting to eat pumpkin spice dog treats
I think for the next batch I will add in some peanut butter or bananas - that'll really get them drooling!

You can find the pumpkin shaped silicone mold like ours online, we purchased ours through Amazon.
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a homemade recipe for pumpkin spice dog treats
Have you hopped on the Pumpkin bandwagon yet? 
Do you think your dog would like these treats?
Let us know in the comments below!


  1. Yum, add a little bit of honey and I'd share them with MY Honey.

  2. This sounds delicious and I know the boys will love them! Thanks so much!

  3. I'm in love with pumpkin, so I bet these would be delicious. Love the molds too!

  4. Very fun! I wish I had time to do this for my dogs and come up with an idea for my horse too!



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