Pumpkin Soup for Dogs

Posted on December 08 2022

Pumpkin Soup for Dogs


Pumpkin.  The golden ingredient for dogs.  It seems that this is the vegetable that just keeps on working for our pups. 

If you aren't familiar, here are just a number of benefits that pumpkin provides your dogs: 

PUMPKIN BENEFITS FOR DOGS

      • Vitamins & Minerals - pumpkin is a great source of vitamins and minerals.  It contains Vitamins A, E, & C which are all important for brain function and eye and skin health.  It also contains potassium, copper, manganese, and iron

      • Fibre - pumpkin is a great source of fibre.  Fibre provides digestive health support.  Pumpkin helps solidify loose stool or can help get things moving again during bouts of constipation.  Fibre, whether from pumpkin or other vegetation, can also help prevent anal gland issues by bulking up the stool.  

      • Antioxidants - Antioxidants slow the aging process and provide support to the immune system.  Pumpkin contains a number of anti-oxidants that help reduce skin inflammation, are beneficial for bone health, and can improve heart health.

    • Eliminate Worms - Pumpkin seeds can be used as a tool to eliminate worms. The seeds contain an amino acid called cucurbitacin which helps rid the body of worms.  You can serve as a regular part of your feeding routine or as needed should worms pop up for your pup.  

    HOW TO SERVE PUMPKIN SEEDS: Crush raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds over food. If using to remove worms, feed until you no longer see the worms (typically white specks, think rice) in their stool. Feed 1/4 tsp per 10 lbs of weight per day once or twice a day.

    INSTAGRAM: Learn more about the benefits of pumpkin seeds

    A Soup Loaded with all the Good Stuff

    This pumpkin soup is loaded with ingredients that is safe and beneficial for your pups!  Keep this recipe on hand for those days when your pup is having tummy troubles or if you're looking to add some variety to their meals. Honestly, this blend smelled so good, you might even want to sneak some for yourself!

    INGREDIENT BENEFITS: 

    Bone Broth: supports digestion & immune system

    MAKE YOUR OWN DOG APPROVED BONE BROTH

    Apple, Carrots: Source of prebiotics & fibre, plant sources of vitamins and minerals

    READ: Probiotics & Prebiotics: Why they are essential for your dogs health

    Garlic*: Another prebiotic source, supports immune system

    READ: Garlic for Dogs: Safe or Toxic?

    Ginger: Reduces nausea, anti inflammatory

    Cinnamon: Contains antioxidants, fights yeast infections, eases muscle/joint soreness

    *Don't feed garlic to: 

    - Puppies
    - Pregnant Dogs
    - Akitas or Shiba Inus
    - Dogs suffering from leaky gut, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome
    - Dogs who are taking medication



    PUMPKIN SOUP FOR DOGS RECIPE

    Ingredients: 

    • 2-3 cups bone broth
    • 2 cups pumpkin puree
    • 1 apple, cored & sliced
    • 2 carrots
    • 1 peeled garlic clove
    • 1 tsp raw ginger
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

    Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve at room temp or slightly warm.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days.  Or portion out into a silicone tray and store in freezer.

    Give this recipe a try and let us know in the comments how your pups like it!  If you share on social media, be sure to tag us ( @granddogessentials ) so we can see!  


    Amanda Monsma (she/her)

    amandam@granddog.ca


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