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Easy No-Bake DIY Pumpkin Doggy Treats (That You Can Eat Too!)

It's October, which means it's pumpkin season! And pumpkin season means pumpkins pies, pumpkin spice lattes, and other pumpkin delicacies. But don't worry, your pup doesn't have to miss out on the pumpkin goodness! Pumpkin has many nutrients that can benefit dogs, so they can enjoy a pumpkin treat and receive health benefits at the same time. Here are two easy no-bake DIY pumpkin recipes that you can share with your dog this fall season.


Candy Corn Dog Treats

This is the perfect treat to make for Halloween so that you and your pup don't have to miss out on Halloween fun this year, and it’s simple too. All you need is an ice cube tray, a freezer, and the following three ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana

  • 1 cup plain, nonfat yogurt

  • 1/2 cup plain canned pumpkin*

Directions:

  1. Fill up the ice cube tray 1/3 of the way with plain yogurt. This should use about one-third of the yogurt, depending on your ice cube tray. Put in the freezer, and keep it in until the yogurt sets (about 1 hour).

  2. Mix together a half cup of yogurt with canned pumpkin until combined. Pour the mixture over the first layer in the ice cube tray, leaving room for one more layer. Freeze until it sets.

  3. Mash the bananas and mix them with the remaining yogurt. Pour the mixture over the second layer in the ice cube tray and freeze it until it sets.

  4. Pop them out and enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Puppuccinos

What's fall without a pumpkin spice drink? This puppuccino treat is the cutest thing we have ever seen, and it's very easy and quick to make. All you need is a blender and the following three ingredients.


Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk, almond milk, or goat milk

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon*

  • 1 can plain pumpkin

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until combined.

  2. Serve in cute little cups!

*Make sure the canned pumpkin you use is plain without any added sugar or other ingredients.

*Cinnamon is non-toxic and safe for dogs, though it can be potentially sensitizing on a dog's stomach if they have too much. Even though this amount of cinnamon should be just fine for your dog, feel free to skip it if your dog has a sensitive stomach.


We hope you enjoy making these treats as much as we did!

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References:

https://12tomatoes.com/candy-corn-dog-treats/

https://www.lolathepitty.com/pumpkin-spice-puppuccinos/


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