Wednesday, September 2, 2015

#Barking Wednesday ~ Pumpkins are Good for Your Dog

Fall is almost here.....Pumpkins will be everywhere!
Did you know that pumpkin 
is good for dogs?


This Barking Wednesday I wanted share 
four reasons pumpkin is
good for your dog.

#1 ~ Did you know that Native Americans used pumpkin meat and seeds to treat wounds, parasites inside humans, and kidney disorders. Pumpkin seeds are a natural treatment for deworming for tapeworms and other parasites in both dogs and humans.  It is recommended that you give your dog a teaspoon of pumpkin puree per 10 pounds of dog weight - twice a day until the parasites are gone. Example: Diesel weighs 18 pounds so I would give him 1 teaspoon at his morning and evening feeding. Kingers weighed 100 pounds so he would get 5 teaspoons at both morning and evening feedings.

#2 ~ Pumpkin seeds & meat have lots of essential fatty acids and antioxidants in them. The oils in pumpkins are great for their fur and skin.

#3Pumpkin is a great source of FIBER. Two times a week I add about two teaspoons of pumpkin puree to Diesel's  to help keep him regular.  Diesel weighs 18 pounds. When Kingers was alive he weighed 100 pounds - I would add two tablespoons to his food. 

#4 ~ Pumpkin meat  is also good for your dogs urinary health.


WHY is PUMPKIN so GOOD for your DOG? 

Pumpkin contains  vitamins and nutrients needed for dogs to live a healthy life.  Pumpkins are backed with protein, amino acids, copper, iron, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, potassium, niacin and folic acid. All nutrients needed for a healthy happy dog.

41 comments:

  1. I had no idea! I am going to make sure Milo gets some pumpkin this year.

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  2. Well whoda thunk you could get a dog to even eat pumpkin!
    I will pass this info on to my friend.
    We eat pumpkin a lot... so yummy!

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  3. I have heard that pumpkin is a really good food to feed your dog! We are actually growing quite a few in our garden, so I'm sure our pooch will get some soon!

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  4. I didn't know that pumpkin had so many uses! I love using it in tons of recipes!

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  5. I remember being surprised when our vet told us that pumpkin would be good for our dog. I had no idea!

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  6. we give our pup pumpkin and rice when she has a belly ache.

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  7. When we got our rescue puppy from Alabama, she had been on the transport for over 24 hours and got a very upset stomach right when we got her. Pumpkin really seemed to help her! We always keep it around because of that.

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  8. I cannot believe its "Pumpkin Season" again! October is just weeks away and things are already in full swing

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  9. Wow. I did not know this. I will keep this in mind.

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  10. I had no idea! This is a cool little tip for dog owners. Another reason to pick up a pumpkin this fall.

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  11. Great info! The veterinarian actually recommended pumpkin puree for my mom's dog who has some health issues and she said it actually has helped! I honestly had no idea that pumpkin was even ok for dogs to ingest.

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  12. Love this and had no idea! I can't wait to try it with mine!

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  13. I know my daughter's dog loves carrots and sweet potatoes too. My turtles love pumpkin and it's so good for them too.

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  14. Pumpkin is great for dogs, just make sure its 100% pure pumpkin without any added sugar or spices (ie: not pumpkin pie filling).

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  15. This post was quite interesting. In all my life I have never heard about a dog eating pumpkin. You really can learn something new every day if you try.

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  16. I had no idea about this, and i never know that pumpkins are many uses, i tried this for my dog and i pass this to my Dog owner friends

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  17. I did not know the natural uses for pumpkin. I think this is interesting though!

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  18. I had no idea! Nice to know our pup can enjoy some of the flavors of the fall season with us now.

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  19. This is all news to me. I had no idea but now see that so many people do it. Very interesting.

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  20. I saw this on your FB page and was shocked. I had never given my dog pumpkin because I wasn't sure if it was OK. I can't wait to start adding it to my dog's diet this fall!

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  21. I have always heard that pumpkin was good for dogs. I will have to give it to mine!

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  22. Oh wow I had absolutely no idea! I'll have to pass this on to my dog-owning friends and family!

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  23. I had no idea pumpkin was good for dogs. I will share this with family and friends

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  24. we make sure to give him canned pumpkin. We know lots of dogs that got upset tummies over the raw versions.

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  25. Big tip. Make sure you get canned pumpkin and not pumpkin filling. Trust me. That's a disaster.

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  26. I had no idea that dogs could have pumpkin. That's pretty great. They can have "table" food that's good for them.

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  27. I'm glad that pumpkin is good for dogs. One of our dogs loves it! We always let her have the leftover pumpkin from our fall baking.

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  28. I did not know this. I just enjoy learning new things and we love our furry baby so much.

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  29. I had no idea you could let your dog eat pumpkin. I am going to make some pumpkin dog treats!

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  30. Pumpkin for the Pooch who knew? I will pass this info to my fellow dog lovers.

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  31. I must admit, I never knew pumpkins were so useful! Thanks for this great info!

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  32. I heard this too! We actually used to feed her pumpkin anytime she would get an upset stomach, it helped cure it.

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  33. I had no idea the benefits of pumpkins. Does that mean I can enjoy pumpkin cheesecake?

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  34. I think it's great that pumpkin is good for dogs. I didn't know that, and will certainly pass the info on to others.

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  35. I had no idea about all of this. We spend so much time trying to keep all people food away!

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  36. Wow I had no idea I wouldn't ever think to feed my pups pumpkin. I will have to see how they like it. I've never even tried it so it wouldn't ever occur to me! - Jeanine

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  37. My Sister makes her dogs treats with pumpkin in them. The dogs love them and it is so good for them.

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  38. We adopted a puppy in December. i did know this. We will have to buy some extra pumpkin for her this year,

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  39. Those are great reasons for humans too! Interesting to give your dog pumpkin

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  40. This is really interesting. I never knew the benefits of eating pumpkin for dogs!

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  41. I never even knew that dogs could eat pumpkin. This is a really interesting post.

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