Posted by Jennifer (The RD)
Last week, my dog Kasper, that I truly believe has an eating disorder ate almost an entire loaf of whole wheat bread. He was so sick that he had to get a pain injection, x-rays twice, and was on Reglan and antibiotics. He was in such pain that he could hardly move. He is just shy of 16 lbs. so you can imagine what a whole loaf of bread felt like in his gut! Luckily, he was able to pass most of the bread, but became extremely constipated. Because my dog is a repeat offender, I knew the drill. Give him lots of pumpkin since it is a natural laxative! So, I was thinking that my blog entry would be about the benefits of pumpkin. Here you go:
- Pumpkin is low in calories, but very nutrient dense
- It is full of antioxidants
- It is packed full of vitamin A
- And of course, we know that it is full of fiber!
Most people think of pumpkin being used in pumpkin pie, but it can also be used in soups, stews, pancakes, etc. Pumpkin seeds are always yummy too!