The "pumpkin diet" is actually not only good for dogs for weight issues as it helps achieve that full feeling, but it is a high source of fiber that is not upsetting to a canine’s stomach. Additionally, it is recommended by some veterinarians to aid in preventing anal gland flare-ups by helping to maintain a healthy stool consistency. KEY: be careful you buy only "100% pure pumpkin" and NOT "pumpkin pie filling," which contains sugar our beloved pooches do not need.
Last fall I thought I hit the jackpot when I walked into our neighborhood wholesale store and discovered to my sheer delight they sold cases…CASES...of my favorite pure pumpkin. I piled my cart as full as I could with them and happily drove home and stored them for future use. Well, they ran out by Thanksgiving, but I was feeling good as I still had many cases left. When those were gone, I fell in love with another area chain supermarket as they were the only other store in the area to sell it by individual cans. Loading up my cart with the entire shelf supply, I did catch some odd looks. The cashier girl even laughed as she said we must love pumpkin pie. The expression on her face when I told her it was for my Huskies was, well, just priceless. I wish I had my camera with me for that picture-perfect moment! Well, now all those cans are gone and the "future" is now here. I’m down to a precious two, yes just 2, cans of the pureéd gold in a can.
Apparently, due to the wet crops of last year, no store, not even Internet ones, including the company’s own, has any in stock until this fall. I don’t think I can stretch the last two cans that far, but I’ll give it the ol' Girl Scout try! In the meantime, I WILL find some!