Pumpkin is the ultimate fall flavor and most people like to share it. In particular, you might be trying to share it with your dogs.
The good thing is that pups can eat and enjoy pumpkins. Of course, we’re just talking about regular pumpkins and not the artificial stuff.
Thankfully, Canine Cottages decided to team up with Peter Wright who is known as Channel 5’s Yorkshire Vet. With his expertise, he decided to share why the superfood is great to add to your pup’s diet this Halloween season.
Since Halloween is so close, these two decided to reach out and share with us why the superfood is great for your dogs.
Canine Cottages x Peter Wright shares the benefits of pumpkin for dogs.
While everyone knows how tasty pumpkin is, you might not realize how good it is for your dogs. If you don’t, Canine Cottages and Peter Wright have your back. They decided to share why the superfood is such an awesome choice to give your pups this season.
First up is that pumpkin helps with your dog’s overall digestion as it’s rich in vitamins along with potassium and iron. It’s also great for helping if your dog is experiencing diarrhea which can sometimes happen. In addition, it can help with constipation and loose stools so it’s essentially a catch-all for your pup. You can feed it to your dogs in small doses rather than a treat because it will help them in the long run.
There are a few options for how you can feed pumpkin to your dogs with the first being baking your pumpkin. All you have to do is remove all the seeds and bake until soft. From there, you can add it to your dogs’ food. Another option is to clean and roast the seeds before grinding and mixing them in with your pup’s food.
Last but not least, you can make your own pumpkin puree which involves peeling an entire pumpkin, removing the seeds, and cutting it into chunks. From there, you have to simmer it in boiling water for 20-30 minutes until soft. Then all you do is drain and mash into a paste. You can freeze it for up to 6 months though or keep it in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide how you want to feed your dogs pumpkins yet those are just some ideas ahead of Halloween.