Celebrate Fall by whipping up a back of pumpkin-based dog treats! Not only are these treats tail-wagging good, they're also gluten-free and super healthy.

4 Pumpkin-Based Dog Treats Perfect For Fall

This may sound extremely basic of me, but I love Fall!

There’s something about the colorful foliage and chilled air that give off a rather homey feeling. I get all excited when I drive around my community and see pumpkins and wreaths displayed on my neighbors’ front porches. And don’t get me started on Fall-flavored foods/drinks (One pumpkin spice latte, please!)

Who’s with me?!

To celebrate the start of Fall (and our canine kids), I put together this roundup of pumpkin-based dog treat recipes. Not only are these treats tail-wagging good, they’re also all gluten-free and super healthy for your pooch. 

The Benefits Of Pumpkin

Pumpkin is part of the squash family and known as a superfood for dogs. It’s great for settling a dog’s upset stomach and easing digestive troubles. Pumpkin is often fed to sick dogs as a way to ease constipation and relieve bouts of diarrhea. These digestive benefits are thanks to the high fiber content.

That’s not the only way pumpkin can benefit Fido, though. Since it also contains protein, pumpkin can help keep your dog feeling full for longer. That means pumpkin can aid weight loss in an overweight pooch.

An Important Note

It’s important to mention that when you see pumpkin listed in my recipes, I am not referring to pumpkin pie filling that’s loaded with sugar and spices that are toxic to dogs. Rather, I mean 100% Pure Pumpkin Purée.

1) Peanut Butter Pumpkin Biscuits

2) Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bites 

3) Banana Bread Soft Chews

Since these soft chew dog treats don’t require any jaw power to chomp through, they’re perfect for both baby and senior Fido … and every age in between!

4) Pumpkin Frosty Paws

Looking for a fun way to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into your dog's diet? Try these frozen food toppers!

Want More Healthy Dog Treat Recipes Like This?

Get your paws on a copy of my dog treat cookbook, Proud Dog Chef: Tail-Wagging Good Treat Recipes. Filled with 60 gluten-free and grain-free recipes that range from biscuits and pupcakes to jerky and veggie chips, your canine companion is in for a real treat!