We shared this guide a few years back on how to feed pumpkin to dogs. Pumpkin was a huge topic. Nearly 100 people commented with questions and stories about how pumpkin feeding has helped their dog.
We thought it would be fun to share some fun pumpkin recipes with you, and other superfoods for dogs.
First, let’s recap. What makes pumpkin such a great food for dogs?
Feeding pumpkin has many benefits
Helps with diarrhea and upset stomach.
Plain pumpkin puree can be fed to dogs by the tablespoon or as a topping to kibble. These recipes will make your dog happy.
Homemade Pumpkin Treats
Ingredients 1/2 cup whole wheat flour2 eggs1/2 cup plain canned pumpkin2 Tbsp peanut butter (make certain there isn’t xylitol) ) 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground cinnamonDirectionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)Whisk together all ingredients. The dough should be stiff and workable. Add water if necessary. Make a roll of the dough about 1/2 inch thick. Cut the dough into pieces of 1/2 inch. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
Pumpkin Ice Cream
Ingredients 1/2 cup plain canned pumpkin2 tbsp peanut butter (make sure there is no xylitol)2 tbsp honey32 oz plain yogurtDirectionsWhisk together all ingredients except yogurtFold in yogurt using a rubber spatulaUsing a muffin tin lined with cupcake foils, divide the mixturePlace in freezer and freeze for at least 2 hours
Ingredients:1 cup plain canned pumpkin1 cup bone broth (make certain there are no garlic, onions, or salt added)Handful of Kibble DirectionsMix ingredients until combined. Place a few pieces of food on an ice tray. Pour pumpkin mixture evenly over the tray. Freeze for at least 4-6 hours to freeze. Give to your dog as a cold treat
Other Superfoods for Dogs
These superfoods can be given as treats or added to the dog’s meals. To compensate for the additional calories, you can give your dog a little less regular kibble.
Sweet potato – Rich in fiber and vitamins A, B6, C to maintain immune system health. Eggs – Protein-rich and rich in amino acids, eggs help to maintain muscle and tissue health. They also aid in digestion. Always cooked without any added spices or oils. Vitamin A helps to strengthen the immune system. Whole frozen carrots can be enjoyed as a delicious chew. Sweet treats that are healthy for your dog!
We hope you enjoy this blog. Please try some of these recipes. We would love to hear your feedback about what works for you and your dogs.
The How-to Dog Blog: Pumpkin and Other Superfoods For Your Dog