Health benefits of pumpkin for cats and dogs

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Life & Soul Magazine

Cats and dogs are carnivores (meat eaters), both requiring a high protein diet. But there is one non-meat based food that has good benefits for both cats and dogs – pumpkin.

Pumpkin is a fabulous source of fibre for cats and dogs, and can help with their digestion, aiding both constipation and diarrhoea.

Given that pumpkin is a good source of fibre, it promotes a feeling of fullness in cats and dogs. This can potentially aid in weight loss due to decreasing the physiological need to eat more food.

Pumpkin is often used to control excess weight in overweight cats and dogs. If your cat or dog is overweight, consult with your vet about the specific dietary requirements for your pet.

Another benefit of pumpkin for cats especially is that it can help with hairballs. Hairballs or furballs in cats can be relieved by pumpkin through the same mechanism as it…

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