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3 Ways Pumpkin Can Help Keep Your Dog Healthy
Can My Dog Eat Pumpkin?
Pumpkin is nutritious for both you and your pup! Click on through to see how pumpkin is healthy for your dog.
*Ed. note: It's always best to consult a veterinarian before giving your pets any "people food".
1. Urinary Health
Oils found in pumpkin seeds and flesh are believed to support urinary health. Dogs with urinary incontinence, in particular, may benefit from a little pumpkin in their diet. Your dog will thank you for this yummy snack, too!
2. Digestive Health
Canned natural pumpkin is a great source of fiber and helps with digestive regularity. If your dog is experiencing constipation or diarrhea, mix a tablespoon of pumpkin straight from the can into their normal food. Not only will they love the taste of pumpkin but it may also ease stomach issues.
3. Weight Management
Is your dog overweight or obese? Ask your veterinarian if replacing a portion of your dog's regular diet with canned pumpkin — which is low in calories — will help your pooch trim the waistline.
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