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Recipe: Pumpkin Dog Treats

This dog treat recipe contains pumpkin and carrots – two ingredients that offer many nutritional benefits.

I prefer to make homemade dog treats because I know what ingredients are used and exactly how they are prepared.

It is the safest way to ensure your pup has tasty treats.

This pumpkin dog treats recipe is a favorite with our pups!

Pumpkin is well known as a superfood ingredient for both pets and people.

It is often recommended for dogs with digestive issues because it is packed with fiber. Pumpkin can also benefit a dog's urinary health and is a good source of protein and carbohydrates.

Carrots contain essential nutrients like fiber, Vitamin A, and potassium. They are low in calories so you can use carrots as a healthy treat.

They're also a great ingredient to use in homemade recipes without adding much to the calorie count.

Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe

Pumpkin Dog Treats RecipeI recommend using organic, natural ingredients whenever possible when shopping for the ingredients.

One of the best things about making your dog treats from scratch is that you can leave out all of the unnecessary preservatives and artificial ingredients found in commercial products and pack them with nutrition.


Pumpkin Dog Treats

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These pumpkin dog treats are healthy and safe for virtually any pup. They're a great option for dogs with digestive issues and offer a low calorie snack for pets on a diet. There are about 12 calories in each treat, but you can easily break them into smaller pieces to offer less calories per treat.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 48 cookies 1x
  • Category: Healthy
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dog Treats


  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour


Preheat your oven to 350˚.

Mix the pumpkin, egg, carrots and flour together in a large bowl. When thoroughly combined, roll the batter into small balls and place them on a well-greased cookie sheet.

The batter should yield about 48 cookies the size of ping pong balls. Each cookie will contain about 12 calories. If you want smaller treats or treats with a lower calorie count, just roll the balls smaller and make a larger quantity of treats.

Bake these pumpkin dog treats for about 30-35 minutes in a 350˚ oven. They will turn golden brown and be crispy on the outside when finished baking.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 12

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How to store: Store leftover treats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 12-14 days.

Remember that homemade treats do not have the preservatives that store-bought products do.

They will not last as long. If you'd like, you can freeze these treats in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

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For more recipes, pet food cooking tips, and advice, see our “Recipes” section.

If you're new to home-cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.

Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.