5 Fun Fall Homemade Dog Treats

 

By Gabrielle Feldman

As we say goodbye to the dog days of summer, we say hello to lots of seasonal produce such as pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and cranberries. So why not let your pup in on the fun of enjoying the flavors of fall? We compiled 5 easy, yummy, and healthy dog treat recipes you’ll want to try out with fido this fall!

Dr. Kathy Boehme tried out some of our fall recipes with her pup, Denali! (What a good girl!) 

**Pro Tip from Dr. Kathy Boehme: Make a big batch and put the extra in the freezer. Pull out about a weeks worth at a time and always have healthy, preservative free dog treats on hand!

 

#1 Sweet Potato Dog Chews

 

Images courtesy of Platings and Pairings 

What you will need:

  • Sweet potatoes

Yes, you read this correctly, just ONE ingredient! For the full recipe, go here.

 

#2 Spinach, Apple and Carrot Homemade Dog Treats

 

Image courtesy of DIY Dog Mom 

This pretty little dog biscuit can be made with ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen. Dr. Boehme tried this one out at home and absolutely loved it!

What you will need:

  • ¾ cup Coconut flour
  • 1 tsp Canola oil
  • ¾ cup Water
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ cup Baby carrots
  • 1.5 cup Spinach
  • 1 Apple

 

**Pro Tip: Dr. Boehme added extra flour to what the recipe calls for because it was very wet.

 

For the full recipe, go here.

 

#3 Zucchini Peanut Butter Dog Treats

 

Image courtesy of  Doggy Dessert Chef

Have some extra zucchini on hand? Try this easy recipe that only needs three ingredients!

What you will need:

  • 1 cup Grated zucchini
  • ½ cup Peanut butter (make sure it does not contain an artificial sweetener called xylitol- this is toxic to your dog)
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)
  • ½ cup Whole wheat flour

For the full recipe, go here.

 

#4 Pumpkin Dog Treats

 

Image courtesy of One Sweet Appetite

When we think of fall it’s hard not to think pumpkin EVERYTHING. Pass on the pumpkin spice for your pup and let them indulge with these yummy and easy treats instead.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup Pumpkin
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 tablespoons Peanut butter (make sure it does not contain an artificial sweetener called xylitol- this is toxic to your dog)
  • 2.5 - 4 cups Oat flour or wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon (optional)

 

For the full recipe, go here.

 

#5 Cranberry, Honey, and Oat Dog Treats

 

Image courtesy of Three Olives Branch 

We love that this next treat contains cranberries that are chalk full of antioxidants, as well as greek yogurt that supports digestive health. These festive treats will sure to have your pup begging for more!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup Cranberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup Plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup Ground flaxseed (optional)
  • ⅔ cup Oatmeal
  • ¼ cup Oatmeal separated
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 3 tablespoon Water (as needed)

For the full recipe, go here.

*Just a reminder that treats are just that-treats. They are meant to be an occasional way to dote on your dog. Every pet is different, it’s best to consult your veterinarian if you have any dietary concerns. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here.

 

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