My dogs and cat are always begging for people food and I wondered if they would like a little canned pumpkin. Yes, all three approved. I didn’t realize that unsweetened pumpkin is actually good for the digestive health of dogs and cats.
Being a high fiber food, pumpkin absorbs excess water and causes animals to produce firm, but soft. stools. The high content of dietary fiber will also make your pet feel fuller longer, and this can aid in a healthy diet plan. Typically, a few teaspoons of pumpkin are enough for a treat, but you can also substitute some of your pet’s food with a serving of pumpkin.
Pumpkin is low in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol and is a good source of Vitamins A and E. Now there is no question about what to do with any left-over pumpkin that doesn’t need to go into a recipe – give it to the dogs.