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Celebrate National Dessert Day with this Puppy Parfait Recipe

Celebrate National Dessert Day with this Puppy Parfait Recipe

On October 14th, we get to celebrate National Dessert Day! Who doesn’t love a sweet treat every once in a while? To help all of you celebrate with your pups, we wanted to share this paw-fect puppy autumn parfait recipe!

What you’ll need:

  • Small, plastic or paper cups (clear plastic shows the fancy layers) that hold between ½ and 1 cup of food
  • Canned pumpkin, sweet potato, applesauce, or mashed banana (no sugar added)
  • Plain, nonfat/low fat Greek yogurt (no sugar added)
  • Your pup’s favorite dog biscuits
    • We love Whole Paws Peanut Butter Biscuits
  • Whipped cream (or whipped cream cheese)
  • Small, soft or freeze-dried treats for garnish
    • We love Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Turkey Giblets

Put it together:

  • Start by crushing your dog’s favorite biscuit into small pieces
    • Try placing these in a baggie and crushing with a rolling pin
  • Create a layer of crushed dog biscuit in the cups, just enough to cover the bottom
  • Spoon 2-3 TBS of your pumpkin (or other mashed fruit or veggie of choice) over top of the crushed biscuits and smooth with the spoon
  • Create your next layer with 2-3TBS of yogurt
  • Keep layering in this pattern until the cup is full
  • Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with a few soft or freeze-dried treats!


  • You can make multiple of these at once if you have several pups in the house or scale the size based on your pup's size.
  • Remember when avoiding added sugar that this means ALL types of sugar including synthetic, natural, or sugar substitutes.
  • You could also mix the yogurt with your choice of fruit or veggie as a swirl!
  • These can also be covered and frozen for future use or put into a Kong toy.
  • Make sure pups are supervised if you use plastic cups to ensure they don’t chew them up.