Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Easy Pumpkin Dog Treats (You can eat them too!)

It is finally fall. Fall and winter are my favorite seasons. Mostly due to the cooler weather and snow, but also due to the flavors of the seasons.

Pumpkin is an iconic fall flavor, showing up in everything - coffee, pie, pasta, etc.

Pumpkin has a variety of health benefits, for both humans and canines. They are high in fiber, vitamin A, beta carotene, and vitamin C.

My dogs are hot natured, and love cold treats. I decided to make them some frozen pumpkin goodies.


  • 2 cups plain, unsweetened yogurt.
  • 1 can pumpkin. The can should read puree or packed, and contain 100% pumpkin. 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon.


Mix all ingredients together. You can use a blender, hand or stand mixer, or spoon. I had no difficulty mixing them together with a spoon.

Place silicone molds on a large baking sheet. I have these silicone molds, and LOVE them! Spoon mixture into molds. Try to resist eating the mixture. I wasn't very successful, it is quite delicious!

Place sheet in freezer, and remove when frozen.

Put individual treats into freezer safe bag or container, and offer to your dogs. Or yourself. I am not ashamed to admit that I have eaten almost as many of these as the dogs have.

If you're interested in a pumpkin treat recipe that is baked, click HERE.

Please note that large amounts of pumpkin can cause diarrhea and/or constipation in some dogs, due to the fiber content. Like everything else in life, moderation is key.

What is your favorite fall flavor?


  1. I've made these before, I made some back in early summer, but I never added cinnamon. What a great idea!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  2. I love pumpkin (and the fall!) too!! My fave season and I love to try all the different pumpkin things that come out every year. Might have to try these - although Rita is so picky. She loves pumpkin, but not yogurt. (She's so weird!) But I guess I can eat them if she doesn't! :)

  3. Yummo, these DO look tasty. I'll have to make some for the pups (& me...). I like that you added cinnamon. I sprinkle some on top of the pups' raw meals every now & then.


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