It’s that time of year again, pumpkin-spiced everything! And for the pet parent who is crazy about the “king of squash,” it can be irresistible to pass on pumpkin-infused dog foods this time of year. And the good news is you should load up! Why? Well because happily, pumpkin is one of the best superfoods to feed to your dog! And now, amidst the harvest seasons, it’s the easiest time to stock up on your dog’s favorite pumpkin foods!
Why are you so obsessed with me?
There is a fundamental reason why your pup is also pumpkin obsessed! Besides it being delicious, the nutrients in pumpkin are known to support stomach health. Using pumpkin, even in its raw form, can help soothe upset tummies due to its high fiber and prebiotic content, helping to restore digestive balance. Your dog may instinctually know this, causing them to long for pumpkin food for dogs even more!
Benefits of Pumpkin Food for Dogs
Pumpkin is a superfood rich in vitamins minerals and a broad range of antioxidants, like vitamins A, C and E. Vitamin A, also known as beta-carotene (which gives it that vibrant orange color!), helps support their eyes and can fight against vision deterioration. It can even help your dog maintain a healthy skin and coat, while providing support for proper muscle and nerve functioning too!
Vitamin C is a powerful immune boosting antioxidant for your dog that helps support them to age gracefully by reducing inflammation, which many pet parents know can lead to joint health issues. The free-radical fighting power of vitamin C is also believed to help prevent the onset of certain cancers.
Vitamin E is also beneficial for immune support, and helps with the proper functioning of muscles, heart, liver, and nerve cell membranes. Additionally, it can reduce the population of damaged cells in your dog’s system, underscoring its life-extension benefits as well.
But wait – there’s more! Pumpkin is loaded with potassium, which helps regulate blood pressure, improves muscle health, and assists your dog’s metabolism with its daily operations. Furthermore, a meal with pumpkin delivers a healthy dose of minerals such as iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and folate in every pumpkin-y bite!
We are repeating ourselves, but it’s worth mentioning twice! Pets and their owners know and love the stomach-soothing benefits of pumpkin thanks to its high-fiber, prebiotic rich content. A true must have for any pup with a sensitive belly.
Pumpkin In Dog Food
Pumpkin is one of the most nutrient-dense ingredients we use in our all-natural, organic and non-GMO recipes here at Health Extension. We source the pumpkin we use from our partner farmers in Pennsylvania at their peak ripeness. But, we all know pumpkin is a seasonal squash, best harvested in the fall before the first frost. However, through a special technique, we’re able to naturally dehydrate our organic pumpkin pulp to be used in our small-batch recipes year-round.
Pumpkin Pet Food
Pumpkin has a unique nutrient profile boosting the nutritional value of every bowl of Health Extension. And that’s why we use it in most of our grain-free dry foods, and in a selection of our grain-free wet recipes, too! If you read our ingredient labels, you’ll find pumpkin featured throughout almost all of them!
Pumpkin has been one of the main superfood ingredients we use to make Health Extension grain-free dog and cat recipes and we plan to keep it that way. Some fan favorites include Grain-Free Chicken & Pumpkin Pate, Grain-Free Chicken and Turkey Recipe, and our Grain-Free Pumpkin Sammy Snacks!
We mean it when we say this one is a real treat! Dogs are drooling over our yummy, grain-free pumpkin snacks. Just wait until they get a whiff – it’s like a piece of pumpkin pie for your pup! Ingredients include pumpkin, rolled oats, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Visit our online shop to purchase this favorite pumpkin snack, just in time for holiday treating!
You can shop our range of pumpkin food for dogs and cats by visiting this link.