Here are a few things to keep in mind before feeding your Brittany pumpkin.
Indulging in everything from pumpkin beers to lattes has become a rite of fall for us humans, but your dog can also get in on the seasonal fun. Pumpkin is likely already in the food your Brittany eats, according to FDA reports and reading of these top-notch freeze-dried food labels, and boasts some health benefits as well.
Plain canned pumpkin is the stuff you want.
You can sometimes find it sold in pet supply stores and labeled for dogs (and about twice the price), but it’s absolutely the same stuff you can buy in supermarkets.
Hold the Spice.
Sugar and spice aren’t too nice for pups. Though pumpkin pie may be your favorite Thanksgiving dessert, avoid canned pumpkin that has added sugar or spices.
Pumpkin can help with digestive issues.
Stomach aches happen to the best of us, and dogs aren’t immune. It acts as a binder and firms up loose stools in dogs — and it’s palatable to boot.
Other benefits include:
- Pumpkin is Nutrient-Rich
- Pumpkin Benefits Eyes (Vitamin A)
- Pumpkins Boost Immune Health (Vitamin C)
- Pumpkins Moisturize Skin & Coat
- Pumpkin Seeds Prevent Urinary Incontinence
- Pumpkins Encourage Digestive Regularity
- Pumpkin can help Naturally Control Parasites
- Pumpkins Aid in Weight Loss
- Pumpkin Hydrates
- Pumpkin Tastes Great!
Canned pumpkin is highly palatable; most dogs will eat it mixed into their kibble or other food, or lick it right off a spoon.