Cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg … The scent of pumpkin spice is in the air – a sure sign that Fall is upon us. While you’re enjoying a pumpkin spice latte, what is your dog doing?  This is the time of year to introduce your dog to the joys of pumpkin.

As the cooler temperatures move in, and you feel more confident about turning your stove on, we have come up with some delightful new recipes that you can share with your dog! 

Pumpkin is one of nature’s superfoods, and that means it naturally offers a lot of different benefits for pets (and for people). Besides being packed with vitamin A and minerals (especially potassium, iron and beta-carotene), it contains plenty of fiber and provides a lot of moisture. 

If your dog is overweight, pumpkin can help them feel full all day long. If your pet is experiencing some stomach upset – pumpkin can help settle their stomach. In fact, pumpkin is one of the few fruits that can you out if you have diarrhea OR constipation.

5 Fall Pumpkin Treat Recipes Your Dog Will Adore

  1. Pumpkin Muffins – the Dog Chef
    Learn how to combine delicious raw honey, canned pumpkin, eggs, olive oil and some extra-special additions to make the perfect mini pumpkin muffin for your dogs. Watch the video here.
  2. Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treats
    Make sure you choose an all-natural peanut butter that does NOT contain xylitol or added sugar. Xylitol is very toxic to pets but is found in many of our foods. If you have small dogs or only one dog, be sure to cut this recipe in half. This version makes a lot!
  3. Carrot Pumpkin Bites – MyPawsitivelyPets
    Easy to make with only four simple ingredients and a whole lotta love.
  4. Pumpkin Dog Treats – Pinch of Yum 
    Pumpkin, peanut butter, bacon and a drizzle of maple syrup – what’s not to love?
  5. Apple-Pumpkin Spice Bites – ThreeLittleFerns

This makes it a great option for helping pets lose weight, without causing stomach upset. The fiber helps your dog feel full longer, so they aren’t as obsessed with food. 
Don’t forget to download this FREE recipe book from our very own Dog Chef