Did you know fresh pumpkin is full of fantastic benefits for dogs?! It aids digestive health as it’s full of fibre and has the unique ability to cure constipation, diarrhea, indigestion & upset tummy’s! Try one small teaspoon of pureed pumpkin mixed in with your dog’s food each day.
The nutrient rich ingredients such as Vitamin A are essential for healthy eyes. Mix that with zinc as well as the moisture content and your dog will have hydrated & moisturized skin & coat.
It can also help control & prevent parasites due to the high amount of an amino acid, which many common dog parasites find toxic.
Raw or Cooked?
Both raw and cooked pumpkin is safe for dogs although cooking pumpkin improves both flavour & texture. Only give your dog fresh pumpkin, not one that has been rotting over the Halloween and never let them eat the stalk.
As with anything new, check with your vet first, especially if your pooch has diabetes or chronic kidney disease!
Don’t be wasteful with pumpkins this Halloween!
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