Pumpkin for Pups: Why the great orange gourd belongs in your dog's diet
Pumpkins are good for more than jack o’lanterns. They also happen to be a fantastic way to supplement your furry friend’s diet. Read on to discover how pumpkin can lead to a stronger tummy and, consequently, a healthier immune system. It can even help your dog lose weight.
THE SATISFYING SUPERFOOD
Our interest in pumpkin goes all the way back to our research days. See, we discovered that a pumpkin dietary supplement allowed dogs to eat less with greater satiety, making it easier for them to lose weight. Basically, pumpkin helps keep your pup feeling full while still cutting calories. This led to us creating a pumpkin weight loss supplement and in the process, Fruitables. This is great news for the 40-45% of US dogs who are carrying an unhealthy amount of weight. However, this monumental discovery (okay, it was just a discovery) made us think: why aren’t there healthy pumpkin treats for dogs to help them control their weight? We never found the answer to that, so we started making them.
If you’ve ever been woken up in the middle of the night by a desperate doggie, you know how much the digestive habits of your pet can affect their mood. (Not to mention yours.) Fortunately, pumpkin is here to help. It’s packed full of soluble and insoluble fiber, which supports stool formation and encourages regular, comfortable bowel movements. Our Pumpkin Digestive Supplements add in choline, calcium carbonate and ginger, plus extra spinach and apple to help soothe upset tummies so you both can get an uninterrupted night’s sleep.
ONE GOOD GOURD We’re big pumpkin fans. In fact, we love pumpkin so much, we made it the central ingredient in our pet treats. For a nutritious snack that delivers flavor and plenty of welcome benefits, make sure to check out our original baked line of dog treats. They’re pumpkin based and come in a ton of fun flavor mashups. It’s the treat that rewards on multiple levels.
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