Hackney Dog House Pumpkin Powder for Dogs Review

So I guess when most of us think of pumpkins the first thing that comes to mind is Halloween, why then am I writing about them in December you might ask! Well for years now whenever my dogs have had any kind of digestive issues (which in the case of spaniels probably means they have been indulging in a bit of bin scavenging) I’ve reached for some pumpkin puree as my first port of call. Why?  because pumpkin is a natural stomach soother and can help to settle diarrhea in dogs. Of course it is no substitute for a visit to the vet if symptoms are severe!

However pumpkin puree for dogs can be a fantastic addition to your furry friend’s diet regardless of whether they are under the weather or not, and boasts numerous health benefits that can aid in their overall well-being. I would go as far to say that pumpkin is a superfood for dogs and so I was extremely excited to discover that Hackney Dog House sell a human grade pumpkin powder for dogs that is produced here in the UK.
If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know that I have an aversion to feeding my spaniels anything that is not completely natural or that contains any additives and Hackney Dog House pumpkin powder for dogs ticks all my boxes in that respect. It contains no GMO ingredients and is free from any hidden nasties.

The general Benefits of Feeding Pumpkin to Dogs

As I said Pumpkin can be fed as an every day addition to your dogs diet, in moderation of course, Hackney Dog House recommend 1/2 tablespoon of powder, either mixed into puree or sprinkled on food for dogs up to 11kg, (My girls are pocket rockets at 10kg so this bag will last a good while!)
The benefits are wide ranging because pumpkin is a nutrient powerhouse for dogs. It’s low in calories but high in fibre meaning it won’t contribute to unwanted weight gain either.
Additionally, it’s rich in vital nutrients such as:

  • Vitamins A and C: These vitamins support a dog’s immune system, vision, and skin health.
  • Beta-carotene: This antioxidant can potentially help reduce the risk of certain cancers and support eye health.
  • Potassium: Essential for maintaining proper electrolyte balance, which is crucial for heart health and muscle function.

Pumpkin Powder is Convenient and Versatile

Hackney Dog House Pumpkin powder for dogs offers a level of convenience that fresh pumpkin does not – I mean can you even find pumpkin in the UK outside of Halloween season??  It has a longer shelf life, doesn’t require refrigeration, and is easy to store. This makes it an excellent option for dog owners who want to provide the nutritional benefits of pumpkin without the hassle of dealing with fresh produce or wasting product by having to open up a huge tin.

The versatility of pumpkin powder is another key advantage. It’s quick to mix up and use as a topper for your dogs food, especially useful if your dog is a fussy eater, mine are spaniels so do I even need to say they are not, but if your pooch is, it may encourage them to eat.
My favourite way to use pumpkin powder so far is to use it to add flavour and nutritional benefits to home baked dog biscuits as well as mixing it with kefir and freezing it for my dogs favourite paw print ices.

Hackney Dog House also sell some other innovative and natural dog supplements on their site and one product that really caught my eye when browsing their website is the Bone Broth, one day I will have to try it! You can keep up with the latest news from the brand either by visiting their website here or following them on Instagram here. A big thanks to Hackney Dog House for sending us their product to review.


Sal, Maya and Lucia xxxx

** This post has been sponsored by Hackney Dog House but views are 100% my own.