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HEALTHY LIVING

Top 3 Health Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs and Cats

 

Your dog or cat may be curious about the pumpkins sitting on your front porch. Halloween is coming, and your pumpkin may be beautifully carved, but might also be collecting bacteria. While it’s best they don’t eat that pumpkin, canned natural pumpkin (unsweetened – not pie filling), pumpkin seeds, and cooked fresh pumpkin have many benefits for dogs and cats. There is good reason that 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 our furry friends, as well as for us. Pureed pumpkin (with no added sugar or spice) can help dogs and cats with both constipation and diarrhea. Adding a tablespoon or two (in proportion to their size) to their regular meal is known to help keep them regular. I have labs, so anything is edible to them, and I’m sure they would eat it right out of the can if I allowed. Most cats are usually a little more finicky. It can also help dogs and cats with indigestion or upset stomachs.

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Pumpkin  Doggie Treats

Ingredients:

1 cup Quick cook oats

1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup natural organic peanut butter
1 cup pumpkin puree (no sugar added)

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1 cup steamed fresh pumpkin (pureed)
3 eggs
2  tsp. cinnamon

 

Directions: 

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix ingredients together until well blended, spread mixture to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired bicuit shapes. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool.   Will stay fresh in refrigerator for up to 7 days.

(C) Desertrose  doggie treats

 

 

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