Frozen Pumpkin Applesauce Dog Treats

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As a pet owner, it’s only natural for you to want to give your furry friend the best, most delightful treats. And what’s better than an easy to make homemade and easy-to-make snack for your furry friend? 

Introducing frozen applesauce and pumpkin dog treats – a tasty treat that is perfect for a hot summer day.

These homemade frozen dog treats can be made with just two simple ingredients and are quick to make.

So, if you’re looking to shower your four-legged friend with love, give these frozen homemade treats a try.

Frozen Applesauce and Pumpkin Dog Treats Recipe

This two ingredient dog treats recipe is super easy to make.

Ingredients list

  1. ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  2. ½ cup pumpkin puree

As a friendly reminder, always consult with your pet’s veterinarian before introducing any new food into their diet, especially if your dog has any food sensitivities.

Directions for making frozen applesauce and pumpkin dog treats

First, get your silicone mold, I like these paw and dog bone molds or a regular ice cube tray. Make sure to choose molds that will make treats appropriate to your dog’s size.

If you’re using silicone molds, place it on a baking sheet to make transferring to the freezer easier.

Next, combine the unsweetened applesauce and pumpkin puree in a mixing bowl.

Mix well.

Then, carefully pour or spoon the mixture into your chosen mold or tray. Keep in mind, you don’t want to overfill the cavities to maintain a neat treat shape.

Tap the mold gently on the counter to remove any air bubbles and to ensure the mixture is evenly spread.

Finally, place the filled mold or tray into the freezer for at least 4 hours, or until the treats are completely frozen. I like to leave mine overnight just to make sure they are frozen completely.

Once the treats are fully frozen, take them out of the freezer and pop them out of the mold or tray.

Then let your dog enjoy this frozen treat.

The rest should be stored in an airtight container, like a plastic freezer bag, in the freezer. 

Notes about this recipe

For this recipe you can use either homemade applesauce or store bought applesauce. Just make sure that the one you are using is plain, unsweetened applesauce. You don’t want any added sugar or other flavors in the applesauce you use.

For the pureed pumpkin you can also use either your own pumpkin puree or store bought pumpkin puree. Just make sure that if you use store bought you are getting the can that is 100% pure pumpkin puree and NOT pumpkin pie filling.

Apples for dogs, including unsweetened applesauce, are a healthy treat for dogs due to being a great source of nutrients like vitamins A and C, and potassium. Apples are also a good source of fiber. Just be sure to feed your dogs apples or applesauce in moderation.

Pumpkin for dogs has many benefits including being able to help with both constipation and diarrhea. Because of this, there is the possibility that giving your dog too much pumpkin can cause either of these issues to develop. To limit this possibility, it’s important to limit the amount of pumpkin you give your dog. 

The great thing about making homemade pumpkin dog treats is that you can adjust the size of the treat for your dog. You can make a larger treat for a big dog and make smaller treats for a little dog. Just remember that no matter what size of dog you have, no dog should have large amounts of treats in a day. 

To limit my dogs’ treat amounts, I give Morgan the bone-shaped treats from these paw and bone-shaped molds and Luna gets the paw-shaped treat. If I’m using a regular ice cube tray, I only fill each spot up part way for Morgan and most of the way up for Luna.

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