An analysis of the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center database explored the prevalence of pumpkin in pet foods. Pumpkin appears in nearly 20 percent of dry dog food recipes. For dry cat food, slightly more that 15 percent of recipes feature pumpkin.

Pumpkin serves as a source of soluble fiber, according to the analysis. Pumpkin is also a popular ingredient with those who formulate their own food for their pets. 

Pumpkin in wet and dry pet food

To learn more about how wet and dry dog and cat foods use pumpkin, read “Pumpkins source of fiber in dog and cat food” on the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center.

The Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center provides pet food industry professionals with a database of nutritional information and full ingredient lists for pet foods currently available in the US market. Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center users can learn what competitors in the pet food industry are using in their products, along with how they are marketing those formulations.

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The Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center contains exclusive data on which pet food companies are using particular pet food ingredients, along with the nutritional information about these products. Beyond that, the Dog and Cat Food Ingredient Center database allows users to analyze how pet food companies refer to ingredients, for example chicken byproducts versus coproducts, along with the marketing claims made in the names of the pet foods, such as organic or natural.

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