The Benefits Of Pumpkin To Dogs

To live a healthy and prosperous life, staying healthy is the key for us and our pets. Have you ever thought about the health benefits of pumpkin not just for humans but also for dogs?

Pumpkin is packed with lots of benefits for your dog’s digestion and will be listed below;


  1. Pumpkin has fiber content which helps to soften your dog’s stool thereby regulating its digestive system. Also, it can be used as an addictive if your little one has diarrhea, it absorbs the extra water content and firms the stool.
  2. Pumpkin is known to aid Weight Loss. Peradventure your pet needs to lose a couple of pounds, you can add pumpkin to the meal.
  3. I know this might sound unbelievable, but just as Cranberries are known to aid people with urinary symptoms, Pumpkin also does so. The oil gotten from pumpkin seed and flesh has been proven to enhance urinary health.
  4. Pumpkin is also a source of Vitamin -A, potassium, iron, beta-carotene, which can help reduce or prevent cancer in your pet.
  5. Pumpkin seed contains essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which is useful for healthy skin and fur.


Additional facts about pumpkin;

The name ‘pumpkin came from a Greek word ‘Pepon’ meaning ‘large melon.’

In the past, pumpkins were recommended for removing freckles and curing snake bites!

Pumpkin flowers are edible, and in early colonial times, it was an ingredient for the crust of pies.

Pumpkins are 90% water, and its seed can be roasted as snacks.