If you think people are nuts over the pumpkin spice latte, dogs love pumpkin and its good for them, too. Cats also benefit from it, and We have the latest tips for you!
Pumpkin is an amazing food with multiple health benefits for both your cats and dogs.
Some of the benefits include:
- It regulates your pets stomach! Is your dog or cat constipated or having diarrhea? It magically regulates what is needed and keeps the bowels moving regularly! Start with a tsp for dogs and ½ tsp for cats. Make sure you pick up pure canned pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling.
- The oils in the flesh are believed to support urinary health. Rich in Vitamin A, beta carotene, potassium and iron-there’s a strong chance this pumpkin can help prevent cancer in your pets!
- Have a chubby pet? If you feed pumpkin, it will make them feel full and eat less of the higher calorie foods you serve. No need to feed less, just mix up the food with pumpkin to the same portion size you would normally serve-but substitute pumpkin!
Also, while you are thinking pumpkin, consider getting some pumpkin treats for the health benefits listed above. Its always better to actually feed your pet the pumpkin, but getting in a treat, a Kong or in a frozen dessert is just as good. Enjoy being orange!