As a pet owner you might truly enjoy making homemade food for them that is natural and healthy. Making treats for your fur baby allows you to ensure only the best ingredients are used in their diet. These yummy dog treat recipes with pumpkin are all absolute winners! The best part is that it’s also a pleasant surprise for your puppy.
As compared to the other dog treats that are full of artificial preservatives, homemade recipes major focuses on natural ingredients
With that said, the most popular homemade dog treat recipes contain pumpkin. This ingredient is not only low in fat and high in fiber but also full of magnesium, beta carotene, zinc, iron, and other vitamins. Plus your pup will love the flavor.
From frozen options to grain-free types, there are a number of types that you can choose from to ensure that your dog gets the best.
21 Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipes
Check out these 21 dog recipes with pumpkin that will provide you with a nutritious way to express your love.
1. Pumpkin Dog Biscuits
This is one of my favorite recipes that all my dogs seem to love, even the picky one. They smell great and get gobbled up very quickly. I often have to hide these of my dog will make every attempt to break into the box I store them in.
- Two eggs
- 3/4 cup of canned pumpkin
- A half teaspoon of table salt
- A half tablespoon of coconut oil
- Two and a half cups of flour
- Preheat your oven to 35o degrees and then blend pumpkin together with eggs
- Add dry milk, salt, and flour.
- If the dough is too dry you can add a tablespoon of milk or water. Mix the dough using your hands
- Roll the dough, cut them into shapes
- Bake on both sides for 40 minutes and cool
Recipe Adapted from Food.com
2. Healthy Pumpkin Coconut Oil Dog Treat
These healthy pumpkin Dog treats from food with feeling are a great alternative to the store bought options. The feeling you get when you give your pets and family homemade food comes straight from the heart.
We love that this recipe includes a bit of sweetness from cinnamon making them smell amazing even to the human nose!
3. Healthy Pumpkin Balls For Dogs
These delicious pumpkin balls are great for big dogs that need a big treat with a lot of flavor. Simple to make and I am sure you will find most items are already in your pantry.
I try to use organic canned pumpkin if I can find it as well. I made these for a doggy party once and made little faces on them. So adorable- sorry I don’t have that pic. But you can get as creative as you like here.
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- A half cup of canned pumpkin
- Four teaspoon of water
- Two cups of wheat flour
- A quarter teaspoon of baking soda
- A quarter teaspoon of baking powder
- Preheat you oven up to 350 degrees before mixing vegetable oil, pumpkin, molasses and water all together inside a bowl.
- Add wheat flour, baking powder, and baking soda into the mixture
- Scoop out some and roll it into dough before putting them into mildly greased cookie sheets
- Bake for at least 20 minutes
4. Grain free Dog Treats with Pumpkin and Apple
These treats from blossoming motherhood look like the perfect lite treat for any small terrier breed. They contain coconut flour and applesauce so great for those fur babies that are sensitive or have allergies to wheat.
You can make tiny little cookies for your toy breeds to ensure they don’t choke. Great for positive rewards and training puppies.
5. Pumpkin Carrot Bites Treats
These delicious pumpkin carrots treats from Pawsitively Pets are super simple to make with just 4 ingredients.These are great to make for the Holiday season to give your dog some extra love or just to show a reward after a long day of training.
6. Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats
We adore this super simple recipe that uses nothing but yogurt and pumpkin puree. Just mix and freeze and you have a treat fit for your favorite furry pet. Be 100% sure the yogurt does not have Xylitol in it.
You might want to avoid giving frozen treats to aggressive chewers to avoid breaking their teeth or harming gums. Most dogs will really enjoy licking and gnawing on these pupsicles so these healthy dog treats are best for eating outside on a warn sunny day.
- 1 cup of no sugar added plain yogurt
- 1 cup of pumpkin puree
- Using a large bowl mix yogurt and pumpkin well
- Divide the mixture into ice molds or an ice tray works just fine as well
- Freeze everything for 24 hours
- Remove the treats out and then leave in ice tray
7. Wafer Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
The peanut butter biscuit treats are the perfect reward or snack for your pup and are super simple to make. All Recipes uses just flour, canned pumpkin and peanut butter to make these little wafer cookie treats.
You can actually make whatever fun cookie cutter shapes you like but for small medium size dogs like terrier breeds, then small cookie size works best.
You can make super cute gift bags with these as well for all your friends from the dog part and become the most popular dog mom on the block!
8. Banana Pumpkin Dog Treat
We just love these banana dog treat recipes with pumpkin in it! Ingredients are super healthy and that sweet kick of banana make my Duck (my dogs name) go crazy! He knows when I am baking these in the oven and will honestly just sit near the oven waiting until I am done.
Poor thing has to wait till they are cool so I try to fast track in the freezer for a few minutes just so he can have one. He has a thing for banana which I still think is unusual for some dogs!
Get the recipe from For the Love of Cooking.
9. Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treat
How beautiful are these healthy homemade dog treats from Pinch of yum! They look so tasty you might get tempted to to try one out! And why not as they are packed with healthy ingredients for both humans and dogs.
10. Pumpkin Cheesecake Dog Treats
If you are looking for a yummy homemade dog treat recipe that is great for elder dogs with loose teeth or even a few missing, then this yummy pumpkin “cheesecake” recipe is fantastic!
You can make the crusts or not- your dog might just enjoy liking the insides or devour the whole treat. Recipe from Irresistible Pets.
11. Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Spice Dog Treat
These tempting and flavorful treats are perfect to make during the fall season as they fill the room with all kinds of lovely smells.
If your dog just hangs around the kitchen during the Holiday season, then give these a chance and make your pet happy to be included in all the Holiday cheer. Recipe from Eating Birdfood.
12. Cheese and Pumpkin Seed Biscuits
If your dog is a cheese fiend like our little Duck (our dogs names ;)) then you must give this healthy dog treat recipe a try. Made with pumpkin seeds and cheese, this is a recipe any dog will jump with joy for. Recipe from Blind Dog Blog.
13. Grain Free Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treat
If your dog has allergies to grains or is very sensitive, then this is a fantastic recipe to make for your puppy. From Urban Bliss Life.
14. 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Dog Treat
We love making these 2 ingredient easy as pie frozen pumpkin dog treats! We use the left overs from our pumpkin adventures to create a sweet treatsickle for our fur babies.
Using just pumpkin puree and yogurt, you mix them together and place inside ice cube trays. Freeze for 24 hours and then share. From Pop Sugar.
15. Gluten Free Pumpkin Dog Treat
These are some fantastic gluten free pumpkin treats for those puppies with sensitive skin or allergies to gluten! Shape them however you like or use your favor cookie cutter to create beautiful treats to pass out to fur family and friends. From Stock Piling Moms
16. Pumpkin Pie Dog Treat
- 11/2 cup wheat flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- ½ cup pure pumpkin
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup of water
- Preheat the oven to 325 degree
- Mix oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, allspice and ginger in large bowl
- In another bowl stir pumpkin, canola oil, and pumpkin
- Pour flour inside the pumpkin mixture
- Using a mixer, combine the wet and dry ingredients
- Pour in the water
- Turn the dough onto floured surface and then knead the dough well
- Roll out a ¼ inch thickness and and cut into shapes with your favorite dog cookie cutters.
- Spray the baking sheet with baking spray and place treats
- Bake for Approximately 12-14 min.
- Cool completely before serving
- Store in airtight container
17. Pumpkin Ginger Dog Treat recipe
Another ideal home dog treat for your puppy for the Holiday season that will warm their hearts and your home! Such sweet smelling and healthy treats for your pup to enjoy. From Taste of Home.
18. Pumpkin Oatmeal Applesauce Dog Treat
These awesome healthy pumpkin oatmeal dog treats are sweetened a bit with applesauce. A delightful way to keep your pet happy and healthy with these delicious biscuits. From Bruce Bradly.
19. Coconut Flour Pumpkin Dog Treat
We love these coconut pumpkin treats for From Wholefully. They are easy to make and come out perfect. These are also great for those looking for gluten free option for their sensitive fur kids. The coconut adds a bit of sweetness if your dog enjoys the flavor.
20. Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites
Does your pet want to be at the dinner table during Thanksgiving or Christmas? As much as we wish our pets could behave so well, you can still offer them some delightful puppy approved pumpkin pies for dessert!
These look so delicious your guests might even be a bit jealous. Made with much less sugar than the people version, these treats will spoil your puppy just right. Recipe from Rover.
21. Pumpkin Chickpea Patties for Dogs
If your lifestyle boasts for more vegan foods and proteins, then these chickpea and pumpkin treats might just be the right ones for your pet. Get this recipe from Vegan Annie.
Homemade dog treats with pumpkin, peanut butter, cheese or other yummy ingredients are so easy to make. Its ideal that you can have peace of mind knowing what all of the ingredients are in your dog’s treats.
Allows make sure your peanut butter or Pumpkin if free from Xylitol as this can be extremely toxic to dogs.
You also need to put into consideration any allergies that your dog might be having. Avoid any ingredients that may affect your dog and when starting out just feed him the treats in small amounts until you are sure they like it and no unwanted affects occur.