Benefits of pumpkin in your dog’s food
It is well known that pumpkin is a beneficial food and, moreover, very rich. But did you know that it can also be part of your dogs’ food? In this video we explain some of the benefits of this vegetable for your dog.
Can dogs eat pumpkin?
The short answer we can give you is: yes. In principle, pumpkin is a vegetable that you can supply as food for your dogs. But you have to take certain precautions, especially with quantity. Pumpkin is a huge source of vitamin A and fiber, but it should be given in controlled amounts to avoid joint problems.
Nor should it be used as the sole source of food for your dogs. Remember that a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals is the best option.
Consulting your vet beforehand is, of course, the best way to make sure before adding a new ingredient to the diet of our canine friends.
Benefits for intestinal transit.
The pumpkin is an inexhaustible source of fiber, so it is a great ally in cases of both constipation and diarrhea. It is a product that will undoubtedly help regulate the intestinal transit of your dog.
Being an easily assimilated food and having a high water content, can be used as a supplement in soft diets.
Another great benefit of pumpkin is its diuretic power, as it can help eliminate toxins. The oils contained in its seeds and pulp are beneficial to keep the urinary tract healthy.
Benefits against parasites
The antiparasitic power of the pumpkin is believed to reside in the seeds. Its content in an amino acid called cucurbitacin has been indicated in some studies as effective against some tapeworms and other worms. To maximize the effect, we can grind the seeds and mix them with the usual food.
Other beneficial effects
We can’t name them all, but we do want to mention some additional pumpkin benefits:
– Helps strengthen your dog’s immune system.
– Helps maintain skin and coat.
– It has anti-inflammatory properties.
As you can see, adding pumpkin to your dog’s food has many advantages. But remember to consult your trusted veterinarian to make sure you’re doing what’s best for your dog.