are widely known for their use as jack-o’-lantern during Halloween and also
famous for making pies during holiday season. But least known is that the
pumpkin, packed with essential nutrients could as a superfood for your dog.
are some of the benefits of pumpkin that your dog can achieve.
Pumpkins, rich in soluble fibre and high water content, help your dog’s bowel
movements by managing indigestion, diarrhoea and also constipation.
Pumpkin seeds contain a vital amino acid called cucurbitin which when consumed
could as a de-worming agent for your dogs which could paralyse tapeworms and
other intestinal parasites.
Pumpkins are rich in beta-carotene which helps in secretion of vitamin A which
is essential for your dog’s healthy eye vision.
Additionally, pumpkins are also rich in vitamin C which help boosts your dog’s
Pumpkins both flesh and seeds contain essential oils which are helpful in
managing urinary health especially for dogs with urinary incontinence.
Minerals such as zinc along with pumpkins high moisture content can help in
reducing the skin flakes and thus improving your dog’s skin coat and look shiny.
Pumpkins contain an important mineral, potassium, which helps in managing your
dog’s blood pressure and also supports metabolism and improves muscle health.
Because of the presence of high moisture content in pumpkins, it acts an
important weight-losing superfood in case of obese dogs and also assists in
your dog’s hydration.
HOW TO FEED
One of best ways is to feed your dog with canned pumpkin. A scoop of canned
pumpkin can be added to your dog’s daily diet.
Raw or baked pumpkin can be fed to your dog as part of the regular diet or as a
Pumpkin seeds can be grinded into a fine powder and can be added as part of
your dog’s regular diet or these seeds can be dried and roasted with no oil and
can be given to your dog as a treat.
WATCH OUT FOR
As for the canned pumpkin, do not feed your dog
with the pie filling pumpkin as it contains salt, sugar and spices which is
very unfavourable to your dog’s digestive system.