Thanksgiving Treats for Your Dog



Your dogs should not miss out on the Thanksgiving festivities.  So instead of your pups drooling as you enjoy your turkey dinner, give them some yummy Thanksgiving treats of their own. These recipes are easy to make, and healthy. Each of these treats contains pumpkin, which is filled with powerful and beneficial vitamins and nutrients, and other healthy ingredients your dog will love.

So warm up the oven, and put on your apron and have a great time cooking up some delicious treats for your dog. They will thank you for it.

Grain-Free Pumpkin Treats with Greek Yogurt

The bacteria in Greek yogurt is great for their tummies, and parsley helps with bad breath.
Makes: 18 cookies


  • 1 1/4 c. oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. canned pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 c. Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. parsley


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients together
  3. Make small balls of dough and plop on Silpat or greased baking sheet
  4. Top with parsley
  5. Bake for 30 minutes
  6. Preheat oven 350° F.
  7. Lightly grease or spray mini muffin tin.
  8. Place oats in blender or food processor and pulse until oats are about half powder.
  9. Place oats and all remaining ingredients in a large bowl and stir until just mixed.
  10. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full with batter.
  11. Sprinkle oatmeal on top of each muffin to make them more eye appealing and give your pooch a bit of crunch.
  12. Bake for 15-16 minutes until tops are golden brown.
  13. When muffins have cooled store in refrigerator for up to a week or in freezer for 3 months.

Puppy Pumpkin Muffins

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin NOT pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup quick cook oats
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Ginger
  • ¼ cup water

Pumpkin Dogcakes

  • 1/2 can of 100% pumpkin
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini cupcake pan with olive oil.
2. In a large bowl, add all ingredients except peanut butter and mix until well combined. Add    peanut butter and continue stirring until well blended.
3. Fill cupcake tin 3/4 full. Bake for 15 minutes., bake for 25 minutes.


  • 1 cup yogurt
  • ½ cup peanut butter

Mix until creamy and frost the dogcakes. Sprinkle with coconut.

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Positively Expert: Judy Luther

Judy is the owner of St. Louis's Dog Star Training, LLC and is a member of the VSPDT dog training team. On any given day, you can find Judy working on a commercial photo set handling animals for the advertising industry, training Frisbee dogs for a football halftime show, teaching a family pet good manners, making a presentation to a group of...


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  1. Readerwoman

    Love the doggie recipes! For the doggie pupcakes, you state 1/2 can of pumpkin, but in my area, you can get small and large cans - can you give me the amount in cups, or tell me how big of a can? Thanks!

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