Will you be including pumpkin treats in your Thanksgiving dinner plans? You can include your pet too! Canned natural pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, and freshly cooked pumpkin can have many health benefits for both cats and dogs.
Health Benefits of Pumpkin:
- Aids in Digestive Health – Pureed pumpkin is high in fiber. In small quantities (about a table spoon) you can help keep your pets regular and help with indigestion or upset stomachs.
- Improve Urinary Health – Pumpkin seeds are high in fatty acids and antioxidants that help support a healthy urinary system.
- Reduce Risk of Cancer – Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of vitamins, including vitamin A, beta-carotene, iron and potassium. This can reduce the likelihood of cancer and keep your pet healthy longer.
- Aid in Weight Loss – If you have a pet that is struggling with weight loss, try including a small portion of canned pumpkin in their diet. This will help them feel full longer!
If you do plan on serving your pet any pumpkin treats, be sure that the pumpkin is unsweetened (not pie filling).