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.