Bone Appetite! Pumpkins and Pups – Healthy Combination!

Pumpkin is the miracle fruit for your dog!

Helps with constipation, diarrhea and to help with weight loss.

Pumpkins are rich in carotenoids, beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, fiber, zinc, iron, vitamin A and potassium. In fact, you can tell the pumpkin is rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene, just by looking at its bright orange color.

Pumpkin is a treat anytime of the year!  Canned pumpkin is easy to serve and is packed with nutrients.  Pumpkin puree is easy to mix in your dog’s food, give it to your dog as a treat.  Be sure you only serve your pup 100-percent pumpkin and not pumpkin pie mix.Holidays_Halloween_Dog_in_pumpkin_034998_

Can you feed your dog pumpkin seeds? Yes, but most recommend that you first roast them and then grind them up. Do not add salt.

You do not want to feed your dog the stem or leaves, which are covered in little, sharp hairs that will irritate your dog.

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Pumpkin also benefits dogs with..

  • Dog diarrhea and constipation: Pumpkin has high fiber and water content, which are good for correcting and preventing constipation in dogs, plus can help bulk up your dog’s stool. Start with feeding your dog 1 or 2 tablespoons of pureed pumpkin a day, depending on your dog’s size. Pumpkin may not help your dog with diarrhea or constipation if there is an underlying medical condition. Call your veterinarian for advice if the diarrhea or constipation persists.
  • Helping your dog lose weight: Some dogs needs to lose weight, but their owners don’t want them to feel hungry. Pumpkin is a low-fat that fills your pup  up due to its being high in fiber. The proper amount of pumpkin to feed depends on the size of your dog and dietary needs. Consult your veterinarian for suggested amounts.

Always consult your veterinarian if you your dog’s stomach is upset, or has  gas.  We suggest start with small servings!