Quick and Easy Fall Festive Dog Treats Made from Whole Food Ingredients

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Dogs are what they eat, just like humans. What we feed our dogs matters to their longevity, health, and happiness. We all want to keep our 4-legged friends around as long as possible and feeding them healthy dog food that is preferably human grade in nature will keep your bestie by your side longer.

Human grade dog food means that everything used to make it is safe for human consumption, and includes no by-products, rendered meat, chemicals, or fillers. It’s just simple ingredients and whole food.

If you wouldn’t eat it, why would you want your friend to? Get started on the journey to feeding your pup healthy, real ingredients with these dog treat recipes that take under 10 minutes to make.

No-Bake Pumpkin and Ginger Treats

For the pup with occasional stomach irritation, these treats are crafted from ingredients that settle sensitive stomachs. For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 15-ounces of pumpkin puree (Can use canned or fresh. However, DON’T use pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 5 cups of old-fashioned oats plus extra for rolling
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon of ginger

In a large bowl, mix the pumpkin puree and the water together, stirring to combine. Pour in oats and mix well. Roll balls sized for your pup in your hands, and then roll into extra oats until they are lightly coated. Refrigerate for a minimum of 12 hours.

Pumpkin and Yogurt Pupsicles

When your dog needs a nice refreshing treat, pupsicles are always a fun option. For the dog parent that likes to create puzzle toys for their dog, you could also freeze these ingredients into a Kong Toy toy.

For this recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 silicon paw print tray (or other fun shapes!)
Take the silicon paw print tray, layer in the greek yogurt.  Next, layer on the pumpkin puree, followed by a layer of peanut butter. Freeze for 4-5 hours before serving.

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