Yes! Pumpkin has many health benefits such as aiding in digestive issues and weight loss. 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. It can also help dogs and cats with indigestion or upset stomachs.
Is it ok to give your dog pumpkin seeds?
Pumpkin seeds are high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants (good for overall healthy skin and fur), and the oils in pumpkin 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.
Have a pet with weight issues?
Replace a portion of their food with pumpkin keeping their stomachs full with less calorie intake.
What Kind of Pumpkin Should I Feed My Dog?
Plain canned pumpkin is the healthiest choice for your dog. Both fresh and canned pumpkinare good sources of nutrients and fiber, but canned pumpkin contains a higher concentration of fiber and nutrients compared to fresh pumpkin.
How much canned pumpkin can I give my dog?
Generally, 1 tsp of canned (or cooked and pureed) pumpkin per 10 lbs of body weight per day is a good standard to go by. If your dog has a health condition such as diabetes, please talk to your vet before feeding pumpkin to your dog.
Can cats have pumpkin?
Feed your adult cat 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of pumpkin daily, or mix that amount into her food. However, it is recommended first checking with your vet before indulging in canned pumpkin for cats. Do not give your cat raw pumpkin, pumpkin pulp, or the stem or skin of the pumpkin.
How long does it take for pumpkin to work on cats?
If you decide to help treat your cat’s constipation or diarrhea by adding pumpkin to his diet, you should see improvements within a few hours to 1-2 days. Most cats will enjoy a bit of pumpkin mixed in with their wet food, or all by itself.
Puppy Russian Butter Balls
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 2 tbsp peanut butter sugar free
- ground cinnamon for rolling russian butter ball in
- Mix whole wheat flour, egg, canned pumpkin, peanut butter together until smooth
- Take 1 tablespoon of mixture and roll into ball
- If to soft, roll in whole wheat flour to help form a ball shape. Dough should not be runny
- Roll ball into cinnamon
- Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes
- I used a toaster oven for this recipe. Depending on your oven, you might need to change the cooking time.
- Puppy Russian Butter Balls should be spongy when broken open
- Store in air tight container for up to 1 week
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