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canned pumpkin natural, no spices or add on
1) Digestive Health: Pumpkin is a fabulous source of fiber for our furry friends, as well as for us. Pureed pumpkin (with no added sugar or spice) can help dogs and cats with both constipation and diarrhea. Adding a tablespoon or two (in proportion to their size) to their regular meal is known to help keep them regular. I have labs, so anything is edible to them, and I’m sure they would eat it right out of the can if I allowed. Most cats are usually a little more finicky. It can also help dogs and cats with indigestion or upset stomachs.

2) Urinary Health: According to Veterinarians Laci and Jed Schaible, co-founders of VetLive.com, pumpkin seeds are high in essential fatty acids and antioxidants (good for overall healthy skin and fur), and the oils in pumpkins’ flesh and seeds are believed to support urinary health. They are also an excellent source of Vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium and iron, and may even reduce the likelihood your pet will develop cancer.

3) Weight Loss: I’ve written about the dangers and commonality of pet obesity. Dogs seem to naturally love pumpkin. If you are looking to take a few pounds off of your pooch or kitty, try reducing a portion of their food and replace it with the same portion of canned pumpkin. Their tummy will feel just as full, and they might even thank you for the additional flavor.



Read more: Top 3 Health Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs and Cats | Care2 Healthy Living

I posted this as one of my non boxer dogs has been having on and off problems with his anal glands and my vet told me to go ahead and give all my dogs a tablespoon with 1 meal a day. They all seem to "go" now quite regular and their coats are improving too. I am making it a part of their daily meal. And so far no more issue with the glands.
 

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I use pumpkin regular on my puppy. People always complain of loose stool's with high protein food but to me that would be very natural. In the wild coyotes, bears and other critters eat the fur to bind the poop up otherwise it's pretty dang loose. to me it just makes sense if I'm going to feed him something high quality you are probably going to have to supplement a bit to bind it all together.
 
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