free shipping over $100 (USA & Canada)

1-877-937-4372 the pet expert hotline

free shipping over $100 (USA & Canada)

TumFlora for Dogs

Natural Support for IBD in dogs

USD $51.95
TumFlora for Dogs USD $51.95 Add to Cart

Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe for Happy Tummies

Featured Articles 3 min read
Photo of a person giving a dog something on its mouth on a field covered in red leaves to illustrate a blog about a pumpkin dog treat recipe

Sweater weather is the perfect time to surprise your furkiddo with a new pumpkin dog treat recipe. Incorporating seasonal ingredients like pumpkin, berries, or turkey into your little one’s meal helps ensure freshness and the nutritional variety that can help them grow healthy and strong.

Your Pet’s Gastrointestinal Health in the Fall

The leaves are falling, the temperatures are starting to drop, and your pet might need extra help to stay warm. In some cases, your little one may require more energy to keep up with the Fall weather. However, it’s important to emphasize that the increase in energy demands is typically not substantial enough to warrant a significant upswing in their daily food intake. What’s crucial is to keep your eyes out for their water consumption.

Pumpkin stands out as a nutritious choice that is rich in fiber and an excellent source of essential vitamins A and C.

When it’s cool outside, our furkiddos might end up reducing their liquid intake. The weather might also affect their time outside, causing a lack of adequate activity and exercise to keep their intestinal function going. Lastly, the cold weather slows down their metabolism, as an attempt to conserve the extra energy they need to stay warm. These changes can lead to constipation and tummy issues. It’s a good thing that one of the most abundant ingredients this time of the year can help with that. 

Pumpkin stands out as a nutritious choice that delights our furkiddo’s taste buds. This typical autumnal ingredient is also rich in fiber, which plays a pivotal role in addressing digestive concerns in dogs and cats and helps offer relief from issues such as diarrhea or constipation. Furthermore, pumpkin serves as an excellent source of essential vitamins A and C, along with beta-carotene, contributing to our little one’s overall well-being and vitality.

If you want to add more seasonal ingredients, berries bring in great flavor and are rich in antioxidants. In the protein category, cooked turkey and chicken, without bones or skin, can also be given as a special treat for both dogs and cats, especially around Thanksgiving.

No-Bake Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe 


A photo of a girl opening the fridge to pick up the ingredients for a pumpkin dog treat recipe while her golden lab looking dog is also standing there looking at the open refrigerator.
  1. ¾ cups of pumpkin puree (if canned, make sure it’s plain pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.)
  2. ¼ cup of yogurt – with no sugar added – or water (Yogurt adds a creamy texture and natural probiotics, which can be beneficial for your furkiddo’s digestion.)
  3. 2 cups of quick oat.
  4. Add your favorite NHV natural pet supplements following the recommended dosage according to your little one’s weight. We recommend adding NHV TumFlora for extra gastrointestinal support. This supplement was vet-formulated to promote gut health and improve the intestinal flora.

*NHV Probiotic & Prebiotic can be sprinkled onto your mix, too, for extra gut support!

How to Make Your Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe 

  1. Combine the pumpkin and yogurt (or water) in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Gradually add the oat and mix until the mixture forms a dough-like consistency. You may need to adjust the amount of oats depending on the moisture content of your pumpkin. 
  3. Roll the dough into small, bite-sized balls or shape them into fun shapes using a mold or even by hand. 
  4. Place the treats on a parchment paper-lined tray and refrigerate them for about 1-2 hours until they firm up.
  5. Once firm, store the treats in a container in the refrigerator for freshness.
  6. Pour the correct dosage of your favorite NHV supplement using the marked dropper provided on top of your pumpkin dog treat recipe before giving the snack.

If your little one is currently dealing with constipation, you can also add NHV Maris supplement on top of this pumpkin dog treat recipe right before serving. This herbal blend was designed to soothe your pet’s intestines, soften stools, and help relieve cramps and gas. 

It’s essential to monitor your pet’s appetite, tummy health, and overall condition throughout the year. Veterinarians can offer expert guidance on necessary dietary, environmental, and routine adjustments tailored to your pet’s specific needs during any season. If you are looking for more tips on how to offer support to your little one from home with the help of natural supplements, please chat with one of our pet experts by clicking below. 

Dr. Barbara Benitez DVM, MS

Dr. Barbara Benitez DVM, MS

Dr. Barbara is a veterinarian from Brazil with a specialty in pet nutrition. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2006 from the University of Uberaba. In 2010, Dr. Barbara received her Master’s of Science in Pet Nutrition from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. She has over 15 years of experience in research and development in the pet food industry. When Barbara isn’t helping pet parents, you can find her spending time with her family, including her senior dog, Caze.

Published: September 27, 2023

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like