Recently I posted an article about adding pumpkin to your dog’s diet. After I baked a small fresh pumpkin last week, I took a short video to see what Autumn (my official furry taste tester) thought.

I hope you enjoy watching Autumn sample this healthy, fresh food, and I hope you will reach out to me so we can work together on creating an excellent diet for your own dog. You can take as little as a few minutes, or several hours to prepare batches of healthy, homemade dog food that will help keep your dog strong and healthy.


Sarah Whitman, MS

Notes About Including Pumpkin in your Dog’s Diet

Baking. Baking pumpkin is easy. Just place it in a baking pan. Make a few holes with a fork or knife, so air can escape while cooking. Add a little water to the bottom of the pan, and bake at 350 until your knife goes in easily, much like you would do with a baked potato. For a small pumpkin, this might take 60 to 90 minutes. You can cut a small hole in it too, to see if it’s soft. 

Using canned. If you don’t have the time or desire to bake pumpkins, you can use canned. Make sure to get the kind that only has pumpkin in it. No spices, sweeteners or any other ingredients.

You can use fresh or canned pumpkin in homemade dog treat recipes too, like I did with my new Autumn Treats recipe.

Freezing. You can also freeze pumpkin after you’ve cooked it. Just take out all the meat, place in freezer bags, and take out as needed.

Whether you use fresh or canned, pumpkin is a healthy addition for your dog, and you too! If you like it, you can use it in soups, stews, as a side dish and more.