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Pumpkins and your Pet

Pumpkins and your Pet
Published on: September 19, 2019

Pumpkin – Not Just for Latte’s

These ubiquitous veggies are great for things other than our lattes, carving, and inspiring Charlie Brown.  They are also an excellent food item for your companion with a variety of health benefits* that are also affordable.

Urinary Health

Pumpkin seeds have been used for years to treat urinary incontinence in humans by maintaining the strength of the pelvic floor, and it is thought that the oils found in pumpkin seeds have a similar effect in animals.  Further, the pumpkin seeds encourage healthy bladder function by supporting the muscles and lessening the occurrence of inconvenient leaks. 

Digestive Health

Canned natural pumpkin is a great source of fiber and helps with digestive regularity.  If your dog is experiencing constipation or diarrhea, mix a tablespoon of pumpkin straight from the can into their normal food.  Not only will they love the taste, but it may also ease stomach issues.

Weight Management

Ask your veterinarian if replacing a portion of your dog’s regular diet with canned pumpkin, which is low in calories, will help your pup trim the waistline.  It helps them feel fuller, without increasing calorie count.

Hydration

If your companion is not drinking enough water, canned pumpkin is a great addition to their diet as it is nearly 90% water. 

Adding Nutrients

Pumpkins have an array of essential vitamins and nutrients, such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Zinc.  Vitamin A is thought to assist with better vision, and Vitamin C can help improve the immune system.  Zinc is known to improve skin health and lead to a shinier coat

Our Favorite Pumpkin Products

(available in our Wag N’ Wash stores)

  • Food
    • Farmina Dry Dog
    • Venture Rabbit and Pollack
    • Weruva Cat Cans – multiple
    • Weruva Dog Cans – multiple
  • Treats
    • Grandma Lucy’s Pumpkin
    • Platos Turkey with Pumpkin
    • Boss Dog Ice Cream : Pumpkin & Cinnamon
    • The Bear and the Rat Ice Cream : Pumpkin & Cinnamon
  • Supplements
    • Nummy Tum Tum Canned Pumpkin
    • Weruva Pumpkin Pouches
    • Digging Your Dog Firm Up

Bakery Items

Pumpkin is a regular ingredient in our bakery. The next time you’re in, ask to try one of our Pumpkin Paws, Pumpkin Raviolis or our Pumpkinilicious Cookie!  Yum!

Pumpkin CBD

That’s right, you can even find pumpkin specific CBD for your pet at Wag N’ Wash.  A favorite is our Super Snouts Pumpkin Latte powder which is handcrafted with pumpkin and whole goat’s milk from grass fed, pasture and raised goats.  It supports normal GI health and immune function in Dogs and Cats.  We also love Cani Bits Pumpkin Sweet Potato Hearts which are a baked, all-natural dog mini bite which promotes overall good health for your dog. 

Interested in learning more about our pumpkin products?  Call or visit us today to speak with one of our team members on how our many pumpkin products can benefit your companion pet. 

*PetMD.com : 3 Ways Pumpkin Can Help Keep Your Dog Healthy.