Nearly Wordless Wednesday – Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats

I don’t bake often. But because Pierson likes to eat dog poop, I had to come up with a solution. I didn’t want to buy something if there was a natural remedy. So I did a little research and found that if my dogs eat a little pumpkin and/or pineapple juice, it might deter Pierson from eating the now-flavored poo. I found a great recipe online and modified it to add a little pineapple juice and replace some of the wheat flour with oats. I also chose not to add salt.

I made the treats relatively small and round so that I could use them for training. (As often as they are doing tricks for treats, I don’t want them to eat too much of them.)

I brought some of these treats with me when we all went on a picnic.

Has this stopped Pierson from eating dog poop? Honestly, I’m not sure because I still consistently pick up after them. Perhaps one day I will miss some and be surprised to find Pierson didn’t eat it.

Pumpkin / Pineapple Dog Treats
2 cups whole wheat flour
2/3 cup oats
2 eggs
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Bake for about 40 minutes at 350 degrees F. The recipe I based this from is HERE.

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19 Responses to “Nearly Wordless Wednesday – Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats”

  1. lifewithbeagle (@lifewithbeagle) Says:

    That’s a great idea! Too bad it doesn’t solve eating CAT poop…

    Christie from

  2. Sabrina's Pug Tails Says:

    That looks like a really yummy recipe. Maybe if my lazy humans made it for us, my sister Poppy would stop eating my poo…… could happen.

  3. snoopy@snoopysdogblog Says:

    Hi Guys,

    They look yummy – I’m not into eating Dog Poop, but I’d be happy to test out those poop deterrents if my Mum would make some for me? 🙂

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  4. Bites and Tales Says:

    Looks delicious! I think I’ll have to try making them.

  5. FleaByte Says:

    What fun! Will my dogs stop eating our chickens’ and ducks’ poo if I give the fowl pineapple or pumpkin?

  6. Blueberry's human Says:

    Haha – I bet the poo will be even more flavorful now!

    I bake Blueberry homemade treats too – they are just so easy to make and healthier, plus there is the added advantage of making them in whatever size you want! Training size is the best!

    Found you on the Blog Hop – happy Wednesday!

  7. Will and Eko Says:

    Looks like a great recipe, thanks for sharing.

  8. Long Life Cats and Dogs Says:

    will be fascinating to find out if it works 🙂

  9. DogSplendor Says:

    Those look yummy!

  10. Mary Hunter Says:

    Looks like a tasty recipe!

    Will have to try it for my parent’s dog. 🙂

    Now, I wonder if the horses would eat them? I think pumpkin is safe for them, but I’m off to check google now. They sound like they’d be slightly sweet, so I bet the horses would like them.



  11. Jen@MyBrownNewfies Says:

    Pumpkin and pineapple who would of thought?! Those look so good!

  12. Holly Says:

    Love this idea! I’m not much of a cook, but I CAN bake cookies and have been looking for some homemade DIY treats to try for my beagle, Bru. These look great and perfect for Fall! Might try them this weekend. 🙂 Are dogs fine consuming whole wheat flour? I see a lot of dog recipes that call for oat flour or rice flour instead, things I’ve never even heard of (again, I don’t cook…). Any thoughts as to why?

    • Dawn Ross Says:

      Holly, a lot of dog treat recipes call for flour. I think it is okay as a treat for many dogs but some dogs have allergies to it. Sorry, I’m not much of an expert on the subject. Is there anyone else who can help with Holly’s question about wheat flour for dogs?

  13. Theresa Says:

    This looks terrific, will have to make them this weekend! Thanks!

  14. angelicaescorts Says:

    its look so yummy… im sure that the dog will like it…

  15. Danette Says:

    Are these a chewy treat that I can give my eldest dog with dental problems?

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