Pumpkin is Perfect for Pets!

Pumpkin is an amazing superfood that is loaded with vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and potassium.  Did you know that plain, unsweetened pumpkin puree also makes a great pet food supplement for dogs and cats? 

Pumpkin’s high moisture content (90%) and high soluble fiber content (7% per one cup serving of puree) helps support healthy digestion and can be a great natural remedy for pets suffering from either constipation or diarrhea. 

Puree can be added as a topper to your pet’s food or feed as a treat on its own.  Pumpkin also can be mixed with kibble and stuffed inside your dog’s Kong toy or included in home-made treats! For smaller dogs and cats start with 1-2 teaspoons; for larger dogs begin with 1-2 tablespoons.

Bake and mash a local pumpkin to create your own puree or stop by the Pet Shop and pick up a can of organic pumpkin today!  Leftovers can be divided up in an ice cube tray and frozen into handy individual single serving cubes.