5 Health Benefits of Adding Pumpkin to Your Dog’s Diet

5 Health Benefits of Adding Pumpkin to Your Dog's Diet

Ah, October! Here in the northeast, it is truly one of the most beautiful seasons as trees become emblazoned with leaves changing from bright orange to sunny yellow and apple red! There is a crispness in the air that puts pep not only our steps, but our dog’s as well! Along with the drop in temperatures, the season is ripe for fun with apple and pumpkin picking at area farms! And who hasn’t seen the “pumpkin is the spice of life” on t-shirts and in everything from coffees, teas, and cereals (for humans) to delectable treats for both people and … Continue reading

6 Amazing Health Benefits Pumpkin Has on Pets

Pumpkin With a Beautiful Golden Labrador Retriever

Fall is my favorite season and October is my favorite month. There are so many fun and festive activities that occur this time of year, but when I think about fall my mind directly goes to pumpkin lattes. But, let’s not leave Fido out of the picture! Rumor at the dog park is that pumpkin and canned pumpkin (not pie filling) is a wonder food. We know it’s great for humans, but what are the health benefits for dogs and cats when given in small doses? Diarrhea | Constipation Pumpkin offers a solution to both! Canned pumpkin is actually pumpkin in … Continue reading

5 Causes of Constipation in Dogs

Constipation in Dogs and How to Treat It

Does your dog strain when defecating? When he/she goes is it only a small amount? Does it come out hard or dry? If that is the case, then your dog may be constipated. The process of defecation is an intricate process that involves involuntary actions of the intestines and voluntary action involving the muscles surrounding the rectum. If anything in this process is defective it can cause constipation. Constipation can be a primary health issue, but it is often a symptom of a more serious health issue. Here Are Some Potential Causes of Constipation in Dogs: Diet If your dog … Continue reading