As an award winning pet sitting service in Milwaukee, we believe in being proponents of great nutrition for your family pet. Canned pumpkin, when added to a healthy diet for your pets has great nutritional benefits. Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Clients from Kenosha, Racine, Wauwatosa and Brookfield all agree-canned pumpkin is beneficial to their pet’s health.
Why is canned pumpkin so popular you ask?
Canned pumpkin is pumpkin that is pureed, without sugar or spices added. (do not get canned pumpkin pie filling-but plain canned pumpkin.) It is high in fiber, it’s low in fat and cholesterol, and has tons of magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, vitamin A & C, and beta carotene. Plus, it tastes good to your dog.
Veterinarians have recommended owners to give pumpkin to their pets because it helps with dogs’ and cats’ digestive tracts. Ever find hairballs on the floor? If you have cats like many of our cat sitting clients, short or long-haired, pumpkin can also aid in preventing hairballs.
The biggest reason why pumpkin is given to cats and dogs is to help with diarrhea and constipation. By adding a few teaspoons o
f canned pumpkin per day with your family pets breakfast or dinner, results are incredible
with noticeable changes within a few hours (raisinghealthydogs.com).
If you haven’t thought of giving pumpkin to your pet’s diet, you should think about it. Not only is it healthy, animals love it! You can start with one teaspoon into your pets high quality dry food or mix it in your raw food diet.
Another great way to supplement pumpkin into the diet is as a home made dog treat. Recipes for dog treats can easily be found on Pinterest and by doing a Google search.