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StoryOctober 17, 2023

Pump Up Your Dog’s Diet With Pumpkin

A pumpkin, two sweet potatoes and a sprig of rosemary in a bowl

During the fall season, pumpkins and pumpkin-adjacent flavors seem to be everywhere! But pumpkin isn’t just for humans; dogs can enjoy and benefit from pumpkin too! Pumpkin offers many potential perks for pups.

Safely Serving Pumpkin to Your Pup

As always, work with your vet to determine the recommended serving size to avoid overdoing it. Cooked, plain canned or pureed pumpkin is best. Make sure to avoid pumpkin pie filling, seeds, skins and stems, which can upset your dog’s stomach.

When shopping for food with pumpkin, look for trusted brands that use real ingredients. Nature’s Recipes® Salmon, Sweet Potato and Pumpkin, for example, has a texture dogs love.

Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs

Veterinarians recommend incorporating pumpkin into your dog’s diet in moderation to provide digestive support, aid weight management, and more.

  • Pumpkin contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that support urinary health.
  • Pumpkin has been proven to help support weight management.
  • Pumpkin provides aid for digestive issues like an upset stomach or constipation.

Fuel Your Dog’s Health

With the right balance guided by your vet, pumpkin can be a healthy and tasty addition to fuel your dog’s active lifestyle. Nature’s Recipe® makes it easy to add this festive squash to your dog’s meals through trying new dog-friendly recipes or by topping their existing food.

Consider adding pumpkin to your dog’s diet year-round, not just during the fall. Dry dog food with pumpkin is a convenient and simple way to incorporate pumpkin into your dog’s diet. Nature’s Recipes® grain-free Chicken, Sweet Potato and Pumpkin, Lamb and Pumpkin, and Salmon and Pumpkin dog food, made with real ingredients, no artificial flavors, no fillers, no added corn, wheat, or soy. And whether you’re raising a puppy, small breed dog or large breed dog, there’s an option just for your pup!

Discover more ways to serve pumpkin and nourish your dog with Nature’s Recipe.