PUMPKIN, GOOD FOR YOUR DOG?
There are many pumpkin-flavored treats on the market, not to mention that this ingredient is sometimes found in your dog's main food. But what about the whole pumpkin? Is it good for your furry friend?
Here are 5 tips to know
- Is pumpkin good or bad for my dog?
Pumpkin is good food for your doggo. Low in calories, pumpkin is very rich in fiber which can help reduce digestive problems of your dog (both diarrhea and constipation). Pumpkin also contains vitamin A (beta-carotene), known to play an important role in your dog's good vision as well as vitamin C, which helps strenghten his immune system.
- Raw pumpkin, is it good for my dog?
No, the pumpkin must be cooked and mashed. Ideally, a homemade puree or a commercial one without sugar.
- Are pumpkin seeds good for my dog?
Yes, when they are cooked in the oven and then crushed. The seeds can be incorporated into the pumpkin puree.
- How much pumpkin puree to give my dog?
The recommended amount is 1 to 2 tablespoon at a time, on an occasional basis. It must remain a snack.
- How do I serve pumpkin puree to my dog?
You can serve pumpkin puree to your dog in several ways: add it to your dog's meal, give him ice puree cubes or even fill up his favorite interactive toy (Kong style) with pumpkin puree, add a bully stick and put it into the freezer for the night.
Now, all you have to do is make pumpkin puree for your lovely friend !!!
Here's an easy recipe by Geneviève O'Gleman.