Fruits of Fall | Healthy Pet Tip

Leathery, round balls of fleshy orange fruit, pumpkins are one of the season's best foods for animals -- and humans alike. Oftentimes referred to as a vegetable in culinary terms, pumpkins are by definition  in fact,  berry-like botanical fruits from the squash family, containing seeds and sprouting from flowers.  Packed with vitamins and phytonutrients and an excellent source of dietary fiber, pumpkin is one of Nature’s Superfoods,  rich in Antioxidants, Vitamins A, C, and E.

Grinning Jack-o-Lanterns may symbolize the beginning of fall harvest, seasonal pies and savory dishes, but all-natural, pure pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie mix!) is something every pet guardian should have stocked in your pantry all-year-round. Dogs and cats love its natural taste and texture added to their diet. Did you know that pumpkin is essential for a healthy digestive tract? The dietary fiber in pumpkin is extremely helpful in eliminating diarrhea, soothing constipation, and preventing hair balls.

So as your family gathers around the table this holiday season, consider adding a little pumpkin purée to your fur kids' bowl for a guilt-free Holiday treat with tons of healthy benefits.  Whether transitioning your dog or cat to new foods or supplementing your pet's current diet for digestive health, or as a natural remedy for weight loss, Fruitables Pumpkin Purée is one of Pussy & Pooch’s most highly recommended pet essentials for your daily feeding routine! Or if you are looking to prepare an easy DIY treat at home, you can whisk two tablespoons of pumpkin purée and goats milk together and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon for a Pumpkin Latte – Yum!

Need more helpful advice for caring for your pets? Let our Pet Experts at Pussy & Pooch assist you in navigating the myriad of choices in the pet food aisle and learn more great tips for keeping them healthy.

Be well!