Pumpkin for Dogs: Top 3 Health Benefits

Pumpkin for Dogs: Top 3 Health Benefits
Pumpkin for Dogs: Top 3 Health Benefits

Have you ever wondered if pumpkin is safe and healthy for your dog to eat? It turns out pumpkin is not only a nutritious, plant-powered superfood, but a tasty one your dog is sure to enjoy.

Top 3 reasons to feed your dog pumpkin:

1. Great for digestion

Pumpkin contains fiber, which contributes to a healthy digestive system and regular poops. If your dog is experiencing either diarrhea or constipation, ask your veterinarian about adding some pumpkin to their diet as a way to improve their stool. 

2. Healthy vitamins

Pumpkin is high in vitamins A, C and E. These vitamins support your dog's immune system as well as the overall health of their skin, eyes and brain.  

3. Antioxidant-rich: 

Pumpkin contains antioxidants called cartenoids, specifically beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin. These antioxidants help remove damaged cells from your dog's body and keep them in optimal health. 

    What is the best way to feed my dog pumpkin?

    Always offer plain, unsweetened pumpkin to your dog. The simplest method is to pick up some plain canned pumpkin at your local grocery store and add a small amount (like one tablespoon) on top of or mixed into your dog's meal.  Always be sure to ask your vet before making changes to your pup's diet! 

    [We love pumpkin so much, we made sure to include it in one of our recipes in the Opal Pets Thrive&Shine cookbook. Our e-cookbook comes free with your order of Perfect Powder supplement!]


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