Benefits Of Pumpkin For Dogs
(Benefits Of Pumpkin (Kaddu) For Your Dogs)
Fresh pumpkin (Kaddu) have many benefits for dogs and cats. Pumpkin is often a top ingredient in higher quality kibble. It can help with the following pet ailments:
1. Digestive Health:-
Pumpkin is a fabulous source of fiber for dogs. Pumpkin, with no added sugar or spice, can help dogs and cats with both constipation and diarrhoea. Adding a tablespoon or two (in proportion to their size) to their regular meal is known to help keep them regular. It can also help dogs and cats with indigestion or upset stomachs.
2. Urinary Health:-
According to Veterinarians pumpkin seeds are high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants (good for overall healthy skin and fur), and the oils in pumpkins' flesh and seeds are believed to support urinary health. They are also an excellent source of Vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium and iron, and may even reduce the likelihood your pet will develop cancer.
3. Weight Loss:-
If you are looking to take a few pounds off of your pooch or kitty, try reducing a portion of their food and replace it with the same portion of pumpkin. Their tummy will feel just as full but they will reduce weight with out a risk of malnutrition.
4. How to Use:-
Pumpkin can be sliced and boiled, and can be mixed in the dog food (Raw/Commercial).
It can also be served with out boiling. Dogs/puppies would love to nibble on it. While playing with it like a ball they will eat a part of it and it will help regulating their bowl.
Serve along with seeds with out peeling it.
If pumpkin is not available then Bottle Gourd (Loki) can also be used. Pumpkin is Kaddu and Bottle Gourd is 'Lamba Kaddu'.
Must try this wonder vegetable for your dogs.