I want to share this wonderful recipe for no-bake pumpkin pie dog treats!
I simply love no-bake recipes that you can whip together with ingredients you have around the kitchen.
These pumpkin pie dog treats are super easy, so you can make them together with your kids. I think it's a great activity that shows compassion and an opportunity to explain about pet nutrition to young kids.
My little girls are used to feeding our dogs home-cooked but still, they enjoyed listening to me explaining the benefits of each ingredient.
The mixture you get from this recipe is a bit gooey at first so you can also use it as a Kong filler or pill hider (Bonus!).
The pumpkin pie dog treats are great to soothe nausea and tummy cramps as they contain ginger and fiber. In addition, the dog treats provide protein, available energy (calories from fat), and beneficial nutrients.
Let's get started, shall we?
No-bake pumpkin pie dog treats
Oats 1 1/2 cups
Peanut butter ½ cup (Look for the ones without xylitol / artificial sweeteners)
Pumpkin 1 cup
Ginger 1 1/2 tsp
Parsley 1 tsp
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined
Allow to set for 10 minutes
Roll mixture into small balls
Freeze for 2 hours before serving
You can store in the refrigerator for a week or freeze for 3-4 months
Mixture suits for 30 balls
1 ball for a small dog, 2 balls for medium, and 3-4 balls for large giant dogs
Sivan is a clinical pet nutritionist and a HACCP food safety team manager. She has been working in the pet nutrition field since 2010; while formulating and managing herbal remedies as well as dehydrated dog food. Along with being a pet parent herself, she consults to pet-owners and pet food manufacturers with the formulation of pet food and treats and lecturing on natural pet nutrition. She is closely allied with Paw Kitchen as an on-board nutritionist.