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The Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs

All Tucker's raw dog food and raw cat food diets contain 95% meat, organ, bone, and marrow plus 5% pumpkin. Learn why Tucker's chooses to use pumpkin in our limited ingredient Formulas!

Every Raw Frozen and Freeze-Dried Raw Formula includes 5% pumpkin. In formulating our diets, we work with PhD Zoological nutritionists, the leading experts in carnivore nutrition. Our science tells us that cats and dogs don't need extra fruit or vegetable carbohydrates in their diets which is why we choose to just use pumpkin with its variety of benefits.

Benefits of Pumpkin for Dogs


Pumpkin is a great low glycemic, soluble (digestible) fiber source. Fiber is important in keeping your dog's stools formed and regular.

Healthy Digestion

At 5%, Tucker's adds just enough pumpkin to make a difference. Pumpkin helps promote a healthy gut and efficient digestion.


Not only is it a great fiber source, but pumpkin also contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Aids in Transitioning

Because pumpkin offers digestive support, it can be especially helpful when transitioning your pet to Tucker's. We always suggest a gradual transition from old food to new food over the course of 7-10 days, but if you do happen to do a quicker switch, pumpkin may help with any digestive upset.



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