Fall marks the beginning of all things pumpkin. And it's no surprise. What’s not to like about it? Subtly sweet, filling and nutrient-rich, this classic super food is not only great for you, but your lucky dog, too! Dogs can enjoy pumpkin raw, cooked, puréed, canned or in treat form.
Here are a few health benefits of adding a little pumpkin to your dog’s diet:
1. Digestion: Pumpkin is an excellent source of fiber, which helps alleviate indigestion and upset stomachs
2. Urinary tract health: Pumpkin seeds (ground and mixed in with meals) are high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which are good for maintaining healthy skin, fur and supporting urinary tract health
3. Weight loss: Pumpkin is naturally low in fat, cholesterol and keeps your dog’s stomach full to help curb over-eating and encourage weight loss
4. Nutrient-rich: Pumpkin contains vitamin A, beta-carotene, magnesium, potassium, iron, and other minerals and antioxidants to help your dog’s overall health and energy levels
Happy fall, everyone!