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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Healthy and Delicious Fall Treats for Your Dog

Discover Essential Nutrients in Quintessential Fall Flavors and Shapes

Fall is in the air, and so is the irresistible aroma of all things pumpkin (pupkin!) spice and apples galore—even when it comes to doggie treats. Whether your pup goes for dog treats made with pumpkin or ones just shaped like pumpkins, there’s nothing basic about these festive treats. In fact, they’re not only wickedly cute, but also happen to be quite good for the gut and your furry friend’s overall health and happiness.

The Scoop on Pumpkin, Peanut Butter, and Apples

These three ingredients, whether together or on their own, can make for a cozy fall recipe no matter who is digging in. They’re also each packed with a surprising number of nutritional benefits that make them an especially appealing option in baked treats for dogs.

Pumpkin – Full of fiber, can ease digestion, contains several important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A, E, and C, and potassium and iron. (We’re talkin’ fresh or canned pumpkin, although canned actually has more fiber and nutrients compared to fresh pumpkin—just be sure it’s 100% pureed pumpkin for dogs with no added salt, spices, sugar, pumpkin pie mix, or other irritating additives.)

Peanut Butter – A great source of protein, B and E vitamins, and healthy fats that support healthy eyes, muscles, and skin. (Natural, unsalted peanut butter with peanuts listed as the only ingredient is best.)

Apples – Packed full of fiber to aid in digestion and nutrients like vitamins A and C, plus antioxidants to boost immune health. (No cores or seeds, please!)

Now if you’re thinking that pumpkin, peanut butter, and apples are sounding pretty essential to your dog’s health and well-being, just wait until you see what Wellness® has cooked up with them for some quintessential fall dog cookies!

Our Top 3 Must-Try Treats of the Season

Old Mother Hubbard Fall Favorite bag

Old Mother Hubbard® Fall Favorite P-Nuttier® Oven-Baked Dog Biscuits

Baked to perfection, these classic and all-natural dog peanut butter treats feature a flavorful seasonal taste of peanut butter, molasses, apples, and carrots—all wrapped up in the most festive fall packaging.

Whimzees Fall Shapes bag

WHIMZEES® Fall Shapes Dental Treats

Almost too cute to chew (almost!), these dog treats made with pumpkin and leaf shapes will get your doggie’s dental health in shape for the season, too!

Simply Shreds Chicken & Salmon

Wellness® Bowl Boosters® Simply Shreds® – Chicken, Wild Salmon & Pumpkin

To top it all off, add an extra pumpkin dog treat to any meal or snack time this season with this filler-free boost of pure protein—featuring chicken, wild salmon, and—you guessed it—pumpkin for a healthy dose of fall flavor.

Treat Them Well This Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s a fine time to stock up on one or all of these made-for-fall dog peanut butter treats, dental chews, or dog treats made with pumpkin. A tasty and nutritious treat is, after all, the best possible reward for rockin’ that super cute (or super scary!) dog costume you have in store for them!

Check out our YouTube channel for more fall dog recipes like these Pumpkin Flavored Dog Pupcakes.

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