These frozen homemade pumpkin apple dogs are perfect for warm fall days and they only contain 3 healthy dog-safe ingredients.
Fall in Ohio is kind of tricky.
You can wake up to a nice crisp morning that requires a hoodie and warm socks but by noon you’re trading in your hoodie for a tanktop and your warm socks are replaced by slides.
The leaves can be changing but on some days the AC is still running nonstop.
That’s why I tend to stick to homemade frozen dog treats in September, instead of turning on the oven and baking pumpkin dog treats.
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If you’re looking for an easy pumpkin dog treat recipe to kick off the fall season, this frozen pumpkin apple dog treats recipe only requires 3 basic ingredients and you don’t have to turn your oven on!
I’ve made 3 batches of these pumpkin dog treats so far and all the dogs love them and I like making them because they’re so easy!
All you’re going to need is plain canned pumpkin, 2 medium-sized apples, bone broth for dogs and cute dog molds!
I used Libby’s canned pumpkin but you can use whatever brand you like as long as it’s plain pumpkin and pumpkin pie mix or you can whip a batch of homemade pumpkin puree.
For the bone broth, I used Open Farm’s Harvest Chicken Bone Broth.
I used these adorable Halloween molds that I bought off of Amazon but you can use whatever molds you have on hand.
I liked these molds for the Newfies because they’re deep!
Ingredients For Frozen Apple Dog Treats
- 1/2 cup of plain pumpkin puree
- 2 medium-sized apples peeled, cored and diced
- 1 cup of chicken broth
- Wash apples
- Remove core and seeds from apples
- Peel apples (you don’t have to peel them but I did)
- Dice apples
- Place diced apples, plain canned pumpkin puree and bone broth in a blender or food processor
- Blend until smooth
- Spoon pumpkin apple mixture into molds
- Freeze for 3-4 hours or overnight
- Serve to your dog!
These homemade pumpkin apple dog treats should last in a freezer-safe container or freezer bag for 1-2 months.
You can add Ceylon Cinnamon to the treats if you want.
I did not add it because the bone broth I used already has it in there!
Is Pumpkin Good For Dogs?
Plain canned pumpkin is a safe food for most dogs to have in their diet when given in moderation.
You should always check with your veterinarian before adding any new food to your dog’s diet just to be on the safe side.
Pumpkin contains a good mixture of vitamins, like vitamins A, E and C, as well as iron and potassium.
It’s recommended to only give dogs plain pumpkin and never the pumpkin pie filling because that contains nutmeg which is toxic to dogs.
Too much pumpkin can cause some dogs to have bouts of diarrhea due to the high fiber content.
What Apples Should You Use?
The type of apples that you use to make dog treats is really based on personal preference.
My favorite type of apples are Granny Smith but I also like Honeycrisp apples.
I’ve used both varieties in these frozen apple dog treats and they all turned out good.
If you make this pumpkin apple dog treat recipe for your dog let me know how they like it!