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What Are The Health Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs?

Updated: Oct 13, 2023

Health and safety

Often with human-grade ingredients pet parents wonder what is safe for their dogs. If you are wondering, "Is pumpkin is safe for dogs?" you are in luck. Pumpkin is an easy go-to treat that you can always know is safe and healthy for your pup! Not only will pumpkin always is a safe go-to, but it also offers great nutritional benefits for your pet. In this blog, we will outline different ways pumpkin can benefit your dog!

healing Digestion

Dogs may face digestive issues for a number of reasons. Senior dogs especially tend to face digestive issues. Whether it is diarrhea or constipation, pumpkin can help with these health problems. For instance, pumpkin helps provide high amounts of fiber to keep your dog regular and free of strain.

And if you're looking to help your dog with diarrhea, pumpkin's soluble fiber will help slow your dog’s digestion and can help manage diarrhea by absorbing water.


Perhaps conversely to the moisture absorption powers in the gut, Pumpkin has a high water moisture content to add more water to your dog’s diet! This is especially helpful for active or forgetful dogs that may be more prone to dehydration.


Pumpkin adds beneficial nutrients to your pup’s diet. Pumpkins are packed with important nutrients, including beta-carotene, zinc, iron, vitamin A, E, and C, and potassium.

Urinary Health

Pumpkin is high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. These fatty acids and antioxidants are believed to support urinary health. Dogs with urinary incontinence, in particular, may find some relief with the addition of pumpkin to their diets.

happy Skin and Coat

Are you looking for less shedding and more shine to your dog's coat? The high water content and key nutrients in pumpkin can help give your dog a shiny coat and cause the skin to flake less to reduce unnecessary shedding.

Eye Health

Pumpkin provides vitamin A which is essential to eye health and preventing eye degeneration. Some dogs that are more prone to the development of night blindness and other eye degeneration may find pumpkin an extra help.

Anti-Parasitic HELP

If you are already working with a vet to remove pesky parasites from your pup’s digestive tract, pumpkin can be a tasty and helpful addition. Pumpkin contains the amino acid cucurbitin, which paralyzes worms to aid in getting rid of them.

Holistic Help

Pumpkin is a tasty and healthy addition to your dog's diet. However, keep in mind that this holistic help is just one element to treating and preventing health issues in your dog! Always work with your vet to have the most comprehensive wellness plan in place for your pet.

Organic & Nutritious

Suzie's Pet Treats uses organic ingredients for treats where possible, and in most cases, exclusively. Read more on our organic ingredients for dog treats blog post.

Suzie’s most popular treat flavor is our pumpkin! We love that pups find it tasty for easy CBD administration but we also chose it for the helpful benefits pumpkin provides as an ingredient.

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