The Benefits of Pumpkin in Dog Food and Treats

Now that summer is coming to an end, there's one thing that's on all of our minds: Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Well, maybe not everyone is thinking about this popular drink, but we certainly are. Or, more specifically the supposed "main ingredient" that goes in them: pumpkin. Believe it or not, pumpkin actually has more benefits than making an ultra...

Now that summer is coming to an end, there's one thing that's on all of our minds: Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Well, maybe not everyone is thinking about this popular drink, but we certainly are. Or, more specifically the supposed "main ingredient" that goes in them: pumpkin.

Believe it or not, pumpkin actually has more benefits than making an ultra sugary coffee drink, or even a smooth and buttery pie (are you hungry yet?). Not only does it have nutritional benefits for us, but it's good for our furry pals as well! There are many benefits of pumpkin when used in dog food and treats.

Is Pumpkin Actually Good for Dogs?

Pumpkin is a great source of nutrition for dogs. It is a perfect blend of soluble and insoluble fiber which works to slow down digestion. This slowing-down process increases the feeling of fullness and also increases moisture in the digestion tract to assist nutritient absorption.

While pumpkin is high in fiber, it's ultra-low on calories and fat, making it a great ingredient for pet food and treat manufacturers to include in their products. The fiber in pumpkin is a pre-biotic fiber which creates conditions for beneficial microflora growth in the lower GI tract. It's also an excellent source of many vitamins including A, C, and E and a great source of potassium.

For more information on how pumpkin is good for dogs, download the free infographic below and share on your social media to educate your fellow dog owners!

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Fruitables and Pumpkin - A Perfect Match

How does Fruitables know all of this information about pumpkins? The company was the first to study the orange fruit clinically for pet weight loss. During the research process, they discovered additional digestive benefits for dogs. Once this was discovered, Fruitables created a pumpkin puree and special treats which were designed to get more pumpkin and other fruits and vegetables into pet diets every day. By now, Fruitables has sold almost 3 Million ans of pumpkin since 2010!

See the evolution with the wonderful fruit in the infographic below!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ashley Hoffman – E-Commerce & Digital Marketing Manager joined the All Points family in April of 2015. Ashley brings a fresh outlook to the marketing industry as well as a constant desire for learning something new. She is dedicated to consistently improving her skills and efficiency in the marketing industry and using those skills to promote APM and all brands we represent. Ashley has grown up with many animals throughout her life and is currently the loving owner of two cats.

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