Easy 3-Ingredient No Bake Pumpkin & Yogurt Dog Treats

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Are you looking for a simple and delicious treat for your furry friend? 

Look no further! This easy, three-ingredient, no-bake pumpkin and yogurt dog treat recipe will have your dog begging for more. 

With just three ingredients – pumpkin puree, yogurt, and oats – you can whip up these treats in no time at all. 

Plus, since there’s no baking involved, these homemade dog treats are perfect for those with busy schedules or for those who might not be experts in the kitchen. 

Ready to treat your dog to these scrumptious no-bake pumpkin and yogurt goodies? 

Let’s get started!

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How to make no-bake pumpkin and yogurt dog treats

With just three simple ingredients, these pumpkin treats are easy to make.

Ingredient list

An individual size Greek yogurt, a can of pumpkin puree, and a container of quick oats.

To make these tasty homemade treats, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Directions

In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix together the Greek yogurt, pumpkin puree, and oats until well combined. 

Oats, pumpkin, and Greek yogurt in a mixing bowl.

It may be easier to mix the pumpkin and Greek yogurt together prior to adding the oats, but it isn’t necessary.

Using your hands, take some of the mixture roll it into a bite-sized ball, and place it on a parchment paper on a baking sheet or plate.

Pumpkin yogurt no bake dog treats on a pan ready to go in the fridge.

If you want, you can press the balls flat, but this is not necessary.

Place the baking sheet with the pumpkin and yogurt balls into the fridge for about 2 hours.

A close up of ball shaped pumpkin and yogurt dog treats.

Once the treats have chilled for a couple of hours, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the fridge or freezer.

A German Shepherd trying a pumpkin yogurt dog treat.

When it’s time to treat your dog, simply grab a pumpkin yogurt ball and let your dog enjoy!

A poodle terrier looking at a pumpkin yogurt dog treat being held in a hand.

More information about the ingredients

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a nutritious and delicious ingredient that both you and your dog can enjoy. 

It is low in calories and high in fiber, making it an excellent addition to your dog’s diet. 

Pumpkin is also rich in vitamins A, C, and E, as well as minerals like potassium and iron. 

For this recipe, you can use either canned pumpkin or your own pumpkin puree. 

Just make sure that you use pure pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie mix.

Greek yogurt

Greek yogurt, when served in moderation, is a wonderful addition to your dog’s diet. It contains probiotics that can support their digestive health. 

It is generally well tolerated by most dogs, though if your dog has significant issues with dairy, I would recommend not making this recipe and trying my No-Bake Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats instead.

When choosing a Greek yogurt for this recipe make sure to get the plain, unsweetened variety as added sugars are not good for dogs. And never use any ingredient that has artificial sweeteners as these can be dangerous for dogs.

Oats

You can use either Old-fashioned or quick oats for this recipe, though I prefer quick oats as they mix more easily than old-fashioned oats.

Tips

Always consult your veterinarian before giving your dog new foods.

These treats can be made any size and should be sized based on how big your dog is. 

I made my treats one size for both of my dogs (Morgan size treats) due to the vet having put Luna on a diet.

While she has successfully lost all the extra weight, I don’t want her to lose the progress she has made.

She still gets treats, just in very limited amounts. 

Make your treats the appropriate size for your dog, smaller is always better than too big.

If you don’t want to roll these into balls, you can place the pumpkin mixture on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and press it to about a quarter inch or so thick. 

Then cut it with a table knife or pizza cutter and let chill in the fridge for a couple of hours before breaking apart and placing it in an air-tight container.

Remember that while pumpkin is good for dogs, too much pumpkin can cause an upset stomach, so limit the amount you give your dog each day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Greek yogurt be safely given to dogs?

Yes, Greek yogurt can be safely given to dogs in moderation. It is a good source of calcium, protein, and probiotics, which can help promote gut health. 

However, make sure to choose plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt, as some brands contain added sugar or artificial sweeteners, which can be harmful to dogs. 

Also, be cautious if your dog is lactose intolerant or has a sensitive stomach, as yogurt can cause digestive upset in some pets.

What is the shelf life of homemade yogurt-based dog treats?

Homemade yogurt-based dog treats should be stored in an airtight container and kept in the refrigerator to maintain freshness. 

They can typically last for up to one week when properly stored. 

If you plan to make a large batch of treats, consider freezing a portion of them to extend their shelf life. 

Frozen treats can last for several months when kept in an airtight container or a freezer bag. 

Thaw the treats in the refrigerator before serving them to your pet.

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3 thoughts on “Easy 3-Ingredient No Bake Pumpkin & Yogurt Dog Treats”

    1. Greek yogurt has less lactose than regular yogurt which makes it easier for dogs to digest. You could use regular yogurt, but your dog may have stomach issues due to the higher lactose in regular yogurt.

  1. I was looking for dog treat recipes when I came across this post. What an easy looking recipe for dogs. Thanks for sharing this!!

    I can’t wait to try it.

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