Fall. What do you think of when you hear that delicious word? For many of us, we think of pumpkin spice, cinnamon pine cones burning in the fire, and warm sugar cookies baking in the oven. The markets are filled with pumpkins and baked goods and people everywhere are scouring the internet looking for scrumptious recipes. What a fabulous time of year! Just as exciting though, is the new research about pumpkin for dogs. So while you are at home baking pumpkin pies, pumpkin cheesecakes, making pumpkin soup, or drinking pumpkin lattes, be sure to save some of that pumpkin for your best friend.

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Benefits of Pumpkin For Dogs

Pumpkin flesh contains soluble fiber which helps slow digestion and can help manage diarrhea by absorbing water.

Zinc in pumpkin will help improve skin and coat.

The Vitamin C in pumpkin will help boost the immune system.

Since pumpkin slows digestion, your pet will feel fuller longer which helps with weight loss.

A sprinkle of ground pumpkin seeds can help destroy intestinal worms.

Pumpkin is great for “bulking up” your dog’s food.

Pumpkin contains only 34 calories per 100 grams.

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