When you think of pumpkin, you probably think of traditional Thanksgiving foods such as pumpkin pie. However, pumpkins are not just for humans, but can be great for your dog as well!
How does pumpkin benefit my dog?
Pumpkins contain soluble fiber that helps with our furry friends' digestion. If your dog has digestive issues such as constipation or diarrhea, pumpkin is a superfood that can help! Pumpkin adds bulk to the stool, allowing for easier digestion. Pumpkin is also a great prebiotic food, which aids in the growth of important bacteria in the digestive tract.
Not only does pumpkin help the digestion tract of our dogs, it also contains vitamins and nutrients that help with improving their eyesight. Pumpkins contain many antioxidants such as beta-carotene which can reduce the risk of cancer.
How can I incorporate pumpkin into my dog’s diet?
There are many different ways to incorporate pumpkin into your dog’s diet; from fresh pumpkin to Chippin’s oven-baked superfood biscuits, we’ll break down all of the methods for you.
An easy way to add pumpkin to your pups diet is with canned pumpkin. Since canned pumpkin has already been cooked, it can be fed directly to your dog. However, it is important to make sure that there are no excess additives such as sugar and salt.
Serving your dog freshly baked pumpkin is another great way to include pumpkin into your dog’s diet. To prepare, simply remove the seeds and bake until the pumpkin is soft. Wait for the pumpkin to cool, cut into small chunks and serve!
Chippin’s crunchy oven-baked Superfood treats are an easy and great choice to incorporate pumpkin into your dog’s diet. Not only does it include healthy nutrients from the pumpkin, but also includes hypoallergenic, omega-3 rich cricket protein. These drool-worthy treats support gut health and are veterinarian approved!