The holidays mean family, friends, fun and of course, food! For your furry friends, a little too much food can sometimes mean a holiday hangover. But not to worry, one seasonal favorite can be used year-round to help soothe that holiday bellyache – pumpkin!
That’s right, pumpkin is a digestive health lifesaver, the Imodium or Pepto for pets. Packed with both soluble and insoluble fiber content, pumpkin helps to soothe an upset stomach, slows digestion and firms up loose stools.
But that’s not all. The healthy fiber in pumpkin helps your pet feel more satiated so they won’t be hungry if they’re trying to shed a few pounds. Pumpkin is also low in calories and rich in essential nutrients, like vitamins A & C, potassium, antioxidants, fatty acids and beta carotene. Plus, it’s a great source of hydration which can help with a pet’s constipation.
Giving Your Pets Pumpkin Safely
Not sure about the amount of pumpkin to feed your pets? Just a tablespoon per 10 pounds of body weight is all it takes (max out at 5 tablespoons when it comes to the bigger guys). You can add it to your pet’s food, mix with other healthy ingredients & freeze fresh pumpkin, or offer it alone as a tasty treat!
Before you reach into your cupboard for your human-grade canned pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, pureed pumpkin or pumpkin pie filling, check out the special formulations created specifically for your furry friend.
Below are our Noseworthy pumpkin options:
Diggin’ Your Dog Firm Up!
This is a great dehydrated option to keep in the cupboard or take on the road.
Fruitables Pumpkin SuperBlend Digestive Supplement
These yummy pumpkin purees have added digestive herbs like ginger and cinnamon to help reduce gas and settle upset stomachs.
Super Snouts G.I. Balance
This is pumpkin with superpowers! Dehydrated pumpkin blended with prebiotics and digestive herbs fixes problems quickly but is tough enough to be a daily digestive supplement in your pet's everyday diet.
Weruva Pumpkin Patch Up!
The small serving size of this yummy pumpkin puree makes it perfect for small pets, travel or a quick fix!
Visit your local Chuck & Don's and talk with a Pet Foodie to find out which option will get you ready to handle the inevitable holiday hangover!