Want to pamper your pup with homemade recipes that will make him or her smile? The DogWatch team browsed some of our favorite blogs and found some yummy dog treat recipes for you to try at home. Check out these delicious, dog-friendly recipes featuring fresh fall ingredients: pumpkin, butternut and acorn squash, sweet potatoes and apples!

sugar pumpkins


Is there any ingredient that reminds you of fall more than pumpkin? Luckily, the thing that makes your autumn lattes so delicious is also a great treat for your pup! Packed with fiber, pumpkin is healthy for dogs and can help with digestion. Here are three recipes perfect for the next lovely fall weekend, or for your dog-friendly Halloween party!

Frozen Pumpkin Dog Treats, from Dog Mom Days
Miley and Howie’s 3-Ingredient Homemade Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats, from Kevin & Amanda
Simple Pumpkin Cookies, from My GBGV Life

butternut and acorn squash

Butternut and Acorn Squash

Butternut and acorn squash are in season in the fall, and like pumpkin, can make great, healthy additions to your dog’s diet. The tasty flavor of these squash varieties is popular with dogs on its own, but why not try one of these yummy dog treat recipes? These recipes feature some of your dog’s other perennial favorite foods, like peanut butter and carrots.

Butternut Squash Dog Treats, from The Austin Gastronomist
Roasted Squash and Peanut Butter Cookies, from My Kitchen Addiction
Autumn Gold Gluten Free Dog Treats, from Kol’s Notes


Sweet Potato

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are another great fall crop that dogs love to eat! They are also a great source of fiber and vitamins. You can keep it simple by slicing and dehydrating them to make yummy chewy treats, as shown in the first recipe. Or you can add another fall staple, maple syrup, to the mix to make a perfect fall dog cookie courtesy of the second recipe – which is also our second entry from the delightful D-I-Y dog blog Kol’s Notes!

Sweet Potato Chews, from Raise a Green Dog!
Sweet Potato Maple Drop Cookies for Dogs, from Kol’s Notes

dog sniffing apples


Going apple picking with the family this fall? Apples (minus the seeds) are also a great, crisp fall treat for dogs. Plus they are a good source of fiber and Vitamins A and C. Set aside some of your orchard haul and try one of these tasty options to treat your special pup!

Apple Carrot Dog Biscuits, from Reluctant Entertainer
Apple Pie Treats, from Dogtipper.com

One last note: Always pay careful attention to the dog’s behavior and health when introducing a new treat, and give treats to your dogs only in moderation. If you have any questions at all regarding appropriate food choices, contact your veterinarian.

Have a happy fall and happy baking to you all!


Photo Credits
Pumpkin Image: “bake these” by Danielle Scott is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.
Squash Image: “Day 306: California Seasons” by Quinn Dombrowski is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. (Image is cropped.)
Apple Image: “Bartlett’s Apple Orchard” by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (Photo Credit: Ogden Gigli) is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.