The first day of fall is September 22nd and I’m so excited that summer is finally over! As you probably know by now, fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love anything with pumpkin spice so I created this dog treat recipe for Frozen Pumpkin Spice Dog Treats. This recipe is similar to our popular Frozen Apple Dog Treats.
Since it’s still warm outside, these are the perfect late summer/early fall treats as they will cool your dog down on a hot afternoon. Plus, pumpkin is healthy for your dog! According to PetMD, “Canned natural pumpkin is a great source of fiber and helps with digestive regularity. If your dog is experiencing constipation or diarrhea, mix a tablespoon of pumpkin straight from the can into their normal food. Not only will they love the taste of pumpkin but it may also ease stomach issues.”
If you love the fall season and pumpkins, be sure to also check out our posts, 10 Reasons Why Fall is Irresistible for Dogs, Fall Bucket List for Pet Parents, and Irresistible Pumpkin Recipes for Dogs, and The Ultimate Guide to Frozen Dog Treats.
- 1 Cup Greek Nonfat Plain Yogurt
- 1/2 cup canned Pure Pumpkin Puree
- 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
- Water as needed
- Measuring Cups. I got my cute cat shaped measuring cups at Home Goods.
- Ice Cube Trays. I used regular trays and a pumpkin shaped ice cube tray.
- 15 minutes of prep time + freeze time
This recipe makes 16 treats if using a standard ice cube tray. Double the recipe if you want more.
Instructions – How To Make Frozen Pumpkin Spice Dog Treats
1.Mix the yogurt, pumpkin, and cinnamon, together. Add a few drops of water as needed if the mixture is too thick.
2. Blend everything together in the NutriBullet or a blender. Blend until you get a liquid consistency.
3. Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and freeze for a few hours or until frozen solid.
TIP: To make it easier to pour, I put the pumpkin spice mixture into a plastic bag and cut a small piece off the corner. This method is so much easier than spooning it into the small ice cube tray!
4. Freeze for 3-4 hours or leave them in the freezer overnight.
The final product should look something like this.
I recommend only feeding your dog one “cube” at a time. You can put the left over treats into a Tupperware container or zip-lock bag and store them in the freezer. As with any new treats, always consult your veterinarian before introducing a new food into your pet’s diet.
Chuy Chihuahua Approved!
Chuy absolutely loves these treats and anything pumpkin flavored! I love making home made treats because I know exactly what’s in them and I know that they are healthy for Chuy.
Chuy was patiently waiting to test the pumpkin spice treats . . .
The benefits of a blog photo shoot . . . Chuy thought he was getting the whole entire bowl. Nope! He licked the top and I gave him one to test. Ok, maybe two!
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