10 Fruits and Veggies that Aid in Dogs' Nutrition



Pumpkin aids digestion -- as well as making a good place to hide!
Pumpkin aids digestion -- as well as making a good place to hide!
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Pumpkins aren't just good for carving at Halloween; they're also a healthy food to feed your dog. If your dog is prone to tummy trouble and experiences diarrhea or constipation, a diet that includes puréed pumpkin might improve his intestinal health. Pumpkin softens stool, which aids dogs who suffer from digestion problems. The fiber contained in pumpkin also absorbs water which helps alleviate diarrhea.

Pumpkin is such a rich source of fiber that you only need to add a few teaspoons to your dog's daily diet to improve his intestinal health. If you dog is overweight, pumpkin is an excellent food to incorporate into his diet because it gives animals the feeling of being full while being a low-calorie food. Pumpkin also is loaded with vitamin A and anti-oxidants, provides anti-inflammatory benefits, helps to regulate blood sugar levels and promotes cardiovascular health.

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