Let’s face it. It’s not always sunshine and rainbows when it comes to owning a pet. Sometimes, things can get messy….suddenly.  Whether you are in the process of switching food, or your pup got into who knows what in the back yard (my dog Liloux loves to surprise me with fun things she’s eaten in the yard……) or your kitty is having some unpleasant trips to the litter box, sometimes things can get weird.   

    

And slightly gross.    

    

That is where the amazing pumpkin comes in. Not just for Halloween or turning into a carriage, the mighty pumpkin is actually a pretty powerful superfood.    

    

Pumpkin is great because it is a soluble and insoluble fiber. What does that mean? Well, soluble fiber dissolves in water and is processed through the colon. It is also known to help with weight management, as it lower fat absorption. Soluble fiber also helps to lower cholesterol, stabilizes blood sugar levels and promotes healthy gut bacteria.   

    

Insoluble fiber does not dissolve in water, but remains in tact as food moves through the GI tract.    

    

So, what this means is pumpkin is great in helping firm things up while gently helping it pass through the digestive system. Pumpkin is great for helping calm upset stomachs during a food transition or just helping with those unpredictable tummy upsets, hardening or softening stools, easing issues with constipation, and encourages digestive regularity. It can also aid in weight loss and management, helping pets feel fuller longer.    

    

Pumpkin is packed with vitamins A, C, and E , Beta Carotene and essential fatty acids. It can also help add moisture to skin and coat, as well as adding moisture to your pets diet, and it is safe for both dogs and cats.  Adding pumpkin to your cats diet may help prevent anal sac issues and reduce hair balls.    

    

Read to give pumpkin a try for your pets? Check out the cool products we have in the shop by Weruva (Pumpkin Patch Up Pouches) or Diggin Firm Up Dehydrated Pumpkin. If you have any questions on how much to give your pet, feel free to ask any of our Pet Food Advisors for more info!  This item is available online at: https://shop.allnaturalpetsupply.com/products/list/ 

*Please note: Online pricing may differ from in store due to mandated  online pricing from our vendors. 

-Noelle