Pumpkin Spice For Your Pet
Its pumpkin spice season and we are here to fill you in on the health benefits, and a few tips on how you can incorporate it into your furry friends’ diets. Canned pumpkin is a great source of fiber and can help digestive regularity. It can help clear up diarrhea or help constipation. Pumpkin is high in fiber which means it can aid in weight loss. Replacing a little of your dog’s regular food with canned pumpkin (a few tablespoons or up to half a cup depending on the size of your dog) can help your dog loose some excess weight. The fiber and water in pumpkin will help keep them full. Pumpkin also helps control parasites in the digestive system. High amounts of amino acids can be found in pumpkin, which is actually toxic to many common dog parasites. For this reason, it is sometimes used to expel worms in animals!
Pumpkin Hydrates Skin & Coat
Pumpkin is a great way to add moisture back into a kibble diet, which has a very low moisture content! The high-water content found in pumpkin flesh contributes to supple skin and a lustrous coat. The added moisture from the pumpkin rejuvenates the skin to flake less. This means less hair on your carpets, furniture, and clothes! Pumpkin contains high concentrations of Vitamin A, which is essential for our furry friends eye health. Bonus! Pumpkin contains potassium, which regulates blood pressure, helps improves muscle health, and assists metabolism.
Pumpkin Boosts The Immune System
Other Nutrients that can be found in pumpkin are; Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Iron, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, and Folate, just to name a few. Vitamin C is integral for immune health all-around. When combined with Vitamin A, E and other antioxidants, pumpkin can help destroy free radicals in your pet’s immune system. Free radicals that build up in the immune system can contribute to cancers and damage of the body. Boosting fresh sources of antioxidants in your pet’s immune system is highly recommended. Experts say that pumpkin can even help prevent certain cancers from developing!
Spice Up Your Pumpkin
Cinnamon is filled with many nutrients. Potassium, Vitamin A, B, C, E and K, Magnesium, and Phosphorus can be found in cinnamon. It is rich in eugenol, an oily aromatic substance that contains remarkable anti-inflammatory and antiseptic action. With those properties, it also makes for an excellent muscle relaxant and pain reliever, relieving arthritis pain and combating symptoms of various inflammatory and infectious diseases. The antioxidant properties of cinnamon are effective to fight free radicals and cells damage. The high calcium content of cinnamon is beneficial in strengthening the immune system.
Ease Digestion With Cinnamon
Consumption of cinnamon improves digestion, can help with weight loss, and relieve stomach discomfort. In addition, its higher fiber content and its anti-inflammatory action helps improve intestinal transit. This prevents numerous gastrointestinal disorders such as vomiting, gas, and constipation. Cinnamon is also rich in bioflavonoids (also known as Vitamin P), which have an anticoagulant action. All this means is, when used in moderate doses, they can stimulate circulation and prevent formation of clots and some associated conditions such as thrombosis and certain vascular problems.
Bake with Pumpkin And Cinnamon
Even the pickiest of eaters love the “Pumpkin Waffles”! The waffles are incredibly easy to make too! All you need is a waffle maker, Garbanzo bean flour, 1/2 cup of “Firm Up”, 1 can of Pumpkin puree, 2 eggs, and 1 cup of Raw Goat Milk!
- 1 1/2 cup Garbanzo Bean flour
- 1/2 cup Firm Up
- 1 can Pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup raw Goat Milk
Mix all of the ingredients together and bake it in the waffle maker! “Firm Up” is sold in our store, come check it out!
Pumpkin spice can be made easy, come see us for extra information and to see our pumpkin spice section!
By: Rebecca Gopie