- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
Got half a can of pureed pumpkin in the fridge after making a recipe? Wondering what to do with the leftovers? This sublimely simple dog treat recipe will keep for months in the freezer and make your dog so very happy every time you surprise her with a crunchy frozen bite.
Pumpkin is a fantastic treat for dogs. The high fiber content helps soothe digestive issues (both the too-liquid and too-solid kinds) plus the rich fatty acids, beta carotene, and antioxidants can improve your dog’s coat and overall health.Print
Frozen Pumpkin Treats for Dogs
No time to freeze? Just add a little water (warm or cold) to thin out the batter and serve it in a bowl as a “pupkin spiced latte.” Jazz it up with a dollop of coconut whipped cream for an extra-special treat.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
- Category: Frozen treats
- Pumpkin puree
- Nonfat plain yogurt
This is a very forgiving recipe! Just mix equal parts pumpkin and yogurt, or adjust according to what you have on hand.
- Clear a flat space in your freezer for your treats to set.
- Place your silicone mold onto a small cookie sheet to make it easy to move from counter to freezer.
- In a small bowl, add equal parts pumpkin puree and yogurt.
- Stir to combine.
- Top tip: Add water if want to stretch your batter.
- Pour into molds and place in freezer until solid.
- Un-mold the treats and place in a Tupperware or plastic bag for long-term storage.
Dogs and Dairy
If your dog begins showing signs that they’re having an allergic reaction, which would include itching and red skin, stop feeding them dairy. A consultation with your vet may also be in order.
Most dogs are perfectly fine after eating some dairy. Do make sure to avoid giving your dog sweetened dairy products, especially anything with artificial sweeteners. We like plain yogurt for dogs in particular, which seems to go down easy.
Bea says these frozen treats are crunch-a-licious!