Pumpkins have amazing healthy qualities to them and are so much more than a holiday decoration carved for what many of us enjoy immensely, Halloween.

Pumpkin can help with your dog’s digestive system from constipation to diarrhea to urinary health and weight loss.

Carve a pumpkin as a greeting from your dog at the door using these free breed pumpkin carving stencils. And use what would have been waste to bake some healthy treats for your dog too.

Ingredients for Pumpkin Dog Treat Biscuits

Put the insides of the pumpkin you carved into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  You can use any part other than the skin as the pumpkin ingredient for these dog treats.  If you are using the flesh of the vegetable cut into small chunks before putting in the blender or food processor.

If you don’t have a real pumpkin to use, canned is great, just make sure it is not the pie form which contains sugar and other ingredients not good for your dog.

  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup corn meal
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup water

Mix ingredients. The dough should be thick so add water last and cut back on the amount if your dough is not quite thick enough to roll.  Add flour and/or oats to thicken if dough is not stiff enough to roll.

Roll the dough to about 1/4″ thick.

Cut in squares or use a cookie cutter if you want to be super creative.

Place squares on on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 250 degrees for one hour on the middle rack.  They can brown easily so check them often to make sure they are not getting to dark and adjust the temperature.

After 1 hour turn the oven off and let the biscuits stand overnight.

Store at room temperature for a couple of weeks or put in the refrigerator for up to a month.

They make awesome gifts for dog lovers over the holidays and perfect dog training treats with low calories yet high on the healthy scale.

Get more pumpkin dog food + treats recipes here.

Aloha Wags!

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Jt Clough lives in Maui, Hawaii and practices health, happiness, natural remedies and training for dogs and their people.  Her uncanny way of communication with both dogs and people is healing and her training is effective physically and emotionally. Her work at ReVIBE | Dogs + Joy + Vibrance is for people looking to live healthier and happier lives through their dogs and her passion for it has helped so many to find and do that thing they’ve been talking about or wishing to happen for so long. She is a dog whisperer for our best friends and studies natural dog remedies, nutrition and communication. Her latest publications are Treading for Dogs DVD, Pumpkin Dog Food + Treats Recipes and 5K Training Guide | Running with Dogs.


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12 Comments on Pumpkin Dog Treat Biscuit Recipe

  1. val moore
    November 18, 2011 at 2:38 pm (6 years ago)

    Excellent basic recipe which allows broccoli and garlic and any other ingredients to be included which may assist in the abating of diseases in dogs.

    • Jt Clough
      September 23, 2012 at 10:31 am (5 years ago)

      Excellent new recipe! I’d certainly add it to the collection.

    • Jt Clough
      October 30, 2012 at 3:22 pm (5 years ago)

      Great additional ingredients to add for a super health dog treat.

  2. jen
    February 22, 2012 at 1:58 am (6 years ago)

    oooo! this sounds like a good recipe. our dog loves pumpkin – we’ll give this a try. thanks for sharing!

    • Jt Clough
      September 23, 2012 at 10:32 am (5 years ago)

      Hope your dog loved it! I know lots that do including my dogs. 🙂

  3. Linda Szymoniak
    June 4, 2012 at 10:34 pm (6 years ago)

    I just bought the items I didn’t currently have at home for this recipe, and then discovered that a local rescue’s event this weekend needs donations of things like home-made treats. I’m going to make a double batch and give one to the rescue. I have five Treeing Walker Coonhounds, so I suspect one batch will go pretty quickly with them. If they like this I plan on adapting this recipe with other ingredients.

    • Jt Clough
      September 23, 2012 at 10:33 am (5 years ago)

      What a great idea. Makes great Halloween | Thanksgiving | Christmas treats for dogs as presents too. 🙂

    • Jt Clough
      October 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm (5 years ago)

      So awesome. Probably one of the best things brought to the event! 🙂

  4. Analee Fecteau
    October 24, 2012 at 6:11 pm (5 years ago)

    When you say put the insides of the pumpkin in the food processor and blend, do you blend up the seeds also?

    • Jt Clough
      October 30, 2012 at 3:18 pm (5 years ago)

      Yes, I blend the seeds as well. It makes it easier for the dogs to break down in digestion.

  5. Penny
    October 30, 2012 at 1:53 pm (5 years ago)

    Is this okay for my kitten as well as my puppy. its hard to be sure they dont get at eachothers food from time to time, so that being said. I try to ask and research as much as I can in advance. any info would be much appreciated. I cant see it being an issue for my kitten “Bugsy”. But thought it was best to just ask. Thanks very much.

    • Jt Clough
      October 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm (5 years ago)

      These biscuits are also just fine for cat. Since it is a treat and not the entire diet these ingredient are perfectly safe for cats as well.

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