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DIY Pumpkin Doggy Treats

Updated: Nov 8, 2019

By Hannah Stein

One of the best parts about fall is the amazing food! Don't let your pup miss out on the pumpkin flavored fun by trying out some of these delicious (and safe for human consumption) autumn treats. 

1. Pumpkin and oatmeal cookies

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Combine pumpkin, oil, water, nutmeg and cinnamon in a bowl.

  3. Stir in oatmeal and flour to form a dough.

  4. Roll dough to about 1/4″ thickness and cut with your choice cookie cutter.

  5. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 40 minutes.

2. Pumpkin ice cream

The dog days of summer may technically be over, but the San Luis Obispo sun is still shining! Help cool off your pup with Capree Kimball’s pumpkin ice cream recipe.

What you'll need: 

  • 1 (29 oz.) can 100% pure pumpkin puree

  • ½ cup of peanut butter

  • 1 cup plain yogurt


  1. Add pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and yogurt to a blender, and blend until smooth. 

  2. Pour mixture into a freezer-safe container. To make individual portions, pour into ice cube trays or small food-safe containers.

  3. Cover and freeze for several hours or up to a day before serving.

  4. Once frozen, scoop single servings into your dog’s favorite bowl. Store leftovers in the freezer.

3. Gluten-free pumpkin biscuits

What you'll need:

  • 2 1/2 cups brown rice flour

  • 2 tablespoons flax meal

  • 2 extra large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree

  • 1/4 cup cold water or enough to make dough stick


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and prepare your baking sheet lined with parchment paper

  2. In one large bowl, combine brown rice flour and flax meal. In a separate bowl, mix pumpkin and eggs together.

  3. Add pumpkin mixture to brown rice mixture in two parts, stirring with a wooden spoon or spatula. The dough will have a shaggy texture.

  4. Add water, a teaspoon or two at a time until the dough comes together

  5. Lightly flour surface, then roll out dough until ¼ inch thick. Cut with a cookie cutter, and arrange on your lined baking sheet.

  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the surface is dried completely.

  7. Take out the sheet and flip the biscuits over. Bake for another 20 to 25 minutes.

  8. Cool biscuits on a rack. Yields 36 large biscuits. Store in an airtight container.

4. Plain canned pumpkin

Did you know pumpkin has the power to solve digestive system problems? The fiber naturally found in pumpkin helps for dogs suffering from diarrhea, constipation, or an upset stomach. Go ahead and give your dog a couple of tablespoons of pure canned pumpkin (not the sugary and spicy kind used for pies). They will love it and so will their tummies!

Let us know how your homemade doggy treats turned out! Tag us on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #THPR for the chance to be featured!


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