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Pumpkin for Dogs: Can Dogs Have Pumpkin?

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Can Dogs Have Pumpkin?

Why the Great Orange Gourd Belongs in Your Dog's Diet

What does pumpkin do for dogs? These amazing orange gourds are good for more than just making cool jack-o’lanterns. They are also a fantastic way to supplement your furry friend’s diet with fiber and other important nutrients. It can even help an overweight dog lose weight!

Read on to discover how pumpkin for dogs can help support a stronger tummy and a healthier immune system.


The Satisfying Superfood

Our interest in pumpkins goes all the way back to our research days. Back then, we discovered that a pumpkin food supplement allowed dogs to eat less with greater satiety. In other words, these dogs felt fuller sooner, making it easier for them to lose weight.

Pumpkin helps keep your dog feeling full while still cutting calories. This led us to create a pumpkin weight loss supplement and other digestive aids for dogs, and in the process, Fruitables was born! Great news for the 59% of US dogs who are carrying an unhealthy amount of weight (Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 2022)!


beautiful dog with pumpkin


Is Canned Pumpkin Safe for My Dogs?

If you’ve ever been woken up in the middle of the night by a desperate doggie, you know how much the digestive habits of your pet can affect their mood (not to mention yours). Fortunately, Fruitables' canned pumpkin supplements are here to help.

Our canned pumpkin digestive aids are packed with soluble and insoluble fiber, which supports stool formation and encourages regular, comfortable bowel movements. For example, Fruitables Digestive Supplement adds in choline, calcium carbonate and ginger. Plus extra spinach and apple pomace to help soothe upset tummies so you both can get a peaceful night’s sleep.

Our monumental discovery of the benefits of pumpkin for dogs (okay, maybe it was just a discovery) made us think. Why aren’t there healthy pumpkin treats for dogs to help them control their weight?

We never found the answer to that, so, we started making them.


dog with pumpkin


Fruitables Pumpkin Dog Treats

We’re big pumpkin fans. In fact, we love pumpkin so much, we made it the central ingredient in our pet treats. With our variety of treat textures and flavor mashups, there's a Fruitables to delight every dog's tastebuds. Check out our variety of pumpkin dog treats below!

  • Baked. For a nutritious snack that delivers flavor and plenty of welcome benefits, make sure to check out our original line of Baked dog treats. They’re pumpkin-based and come in a ton of fun flavor mashups like Pumpkin & Blueberry, Pumpkin & Apple, Pumpkin & Banana or Pumpkin & Cranberry! It’s the treat that rewards on multiple levels.
  • Skinny Minis®. Looking for something lighter, perhaps a low-calorie dog treat? Fruitables Skinny Minis Pumpkin & Berry packs mouth-watering flavor in a three-calorie bite.
  • Biggies™. Pumpkin & Blueberry provide a bolder taste and crunchier munch with a size 2x bigger than our original Baked treats!
  • Spreads™. The newest addition to the Fruitables lineup, Spreads are the spreadable, spoonable, bakeable dog treats designed to delight you and your pup's senses! Dogs enjoy Spreads frozen, spooned onto a lick mat or atop one of our Biggies dog snacks. Try Apple & Pumpkin for a burst of fall flavor and aroma.


Trick or Treat with Fruitables

halloween dog trick or treat


Looking for a fun way to include dogs in the Halloween festivities? Make "doggie bags" of Fruitables pumpkin dog treats and pass them out to pups along the trick-or-treat route! Bonus points if you take photos and tag us at @Fruitables #FruitablesPetTreats. Happy Halloween!

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