Whenever my dogs seem a little uncomfortable, such as loose stool or gassy or throw-up a little, I always give them a spoonful of pumpkin. The pumpkin from the can. It always seems to help. I remember reading about this a while back. It must be cook and prepared properly. Pumpkin has many benefits for dogs and cats. It is a op ingredient in higher quality kibble. Pumpkin can help your pet with the following aliments. canned pumpkin puree is perfectly fine. Get it from the grocery store, but be careful not to pick up pumpkin pie filling by mistake (they’re often stocked side-by-side), as this contains way too much sugar and spice to be nice for dogs. If you don’t use enough to keep it from going bad before the can is empty (2 to 3 days), put the rest in small containers and freeze until needed — won’t hurt it a bit.
Even pumpkin seeds are good for dogs. Ground raw pumpkin seeds will help get rid of some intestinal parasites, such as hookworms and tapeworms; grind them to powder in a coffee grinder before adding a teaspoonful per 10 pounds of body weight to your dog’s regular food. Roasted pumpkin seeds are a great dog treat — just go easy on the oil and salt. Either raw or roasted seeds can be used, whole or powdered, along with pumpkin puree to make biscuits, cookies and other canine confections.
1) Digestive Health: Pumpkin is a fabulous source of fiber for our furry friends, as well as for us. Pureed pumpkin (with no added sugar or spice) can help dogs and cats with both constipation and diarrhea. Adding a tablespoon or two (in proportion to their size) to their regular meal is known to help keep them regular. I have 2 labs so anything is edible to them, and I’m sure they would eat it right out of the can if I allowed. Most cats are usually a little more finicky. It can also help dogs and cats with indigestion or upset stomachs.
2) Urinary Health: Pumpkin is high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants (good for overall healthy skin and fur), and the oils in pumpkins’ flesh and seeds are believed to support urinary health. They are also an excellent source of Vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium and iron, and may even reduce the likelihood your pet will develop cancer.
3) Weight Loss: If you are looking to take a few pounds off of your dog or cat, try reducing a portion of their food and replace it with the same portion of canned pumpkin. Their tummy will feel just as full, and they will LOVE it!!!
Here is a nice treat recipe to make for your pet….
1 can 100% pure pumpkin puree
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup of Plain vanilla yogurt
Blend all 3 ingredients and pour into ice cube trays. Pop one single cube into your pets dish after they eat for nice little healthy treat …