Raw, organic pumpkin seeds have been used to treat a variety of parasitic and other ailments since the colonists first came to the New World and discovered the benefits of this Native American crop.
The flesh and seeds of the pumpkin were used by the Native American tribes to:
- heal wounds
- cure kidney ailments and urinary problems
- as a parasitic treatment on humans.
In recent times, herbalists have discovered that the seeds of the pumpkin also work as an effective deworming agent against tapeworms and other intestinal parasites in dogs and humans.
Pumpkin seeds contain the amino acid called cucurbitin, which paralyzes and eliminates the worms from the digestive tract.
Pumpkin seeds have other health benefits too – they are loaded with protein, amino acids, fiber, iron, copper, phosphorus and magnesium, calcium, zinc, potassium, folic acid and niacin; all important nutrients to your pet’s overall good health.
Here are some benefits of feeding pumpkin seeds for dogs:
Antioxidants, fatty acids in pumpkin seeds promote dog's urinary health
The antioxidants and fatty acids found in these seeds are essential to encouraging urinary health and in alleviating and preventing urinary tract infections. Pumpkin seed oil can assist older dogs suffering from an overactive bladder. Additionally, the seeds can help to avoid and dislodge kidney stones.
Pumpkin seeds provide a natural way of fighting canine parasites
Pumpkin seeds contain an important amino acid called cucurbitacin, and it can be used to rid a dog’s body of parasites and worms. Cucurbitacin paralyzes and eliminates these intestinal bugs by acting as a deworming agent. It is particularly effective against roundworms and tapeworms.
Pumpkin seeds have anti-inflammatory benefits for the dogs
High in Omega-3 fatty acids, pumpkin seeds can alleviate inflammation, making them a key ingredient in the fight against conditions that affect aging dogs such as arthritis and hip or elbow dysplasia.
Pumpkin seeds may benefit dogs with benign prostatic hyperplasia
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or prostate gland enlargement, occurs in many male dogs nine years of age or older. Pumpkin seeds can help regulate this condition and prevent it from causing serious discomfort in your dog.
Pumpkin seeds have lipids that provide “good” fats to the dog's body
Lipids are “good” fats that the body needs to survive. Pumpkin seeds have plenty of both types of beneficial fats, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. These fats are responsible for lowering bad cholesterol levels and promoting good cholesterol.
Vitamins E and K may improve dog's cardiovascular health
As a fat-soluble vitamin, Vitamin E protects cells from free radicals and lowers blood pressure. Vitamin K contributes to proper bone growth and maintenance, as well as encouraging the skin to heal after an injury. Aside from causing blood clot formation after tissue damage, Vitamin K also prevents bleeding through blood cell aggregation.
Pumpkin seeds contain many vital minerals for dog's body function
The following critical minerals can be found in significant supply within pumpkin seeds:
• Potassium for muscle support
• Zinc for immune function, hormone regulation, and brain activity
• Iron, phosphorus, and magnesium for red blood cell function
• Calcium for strong, healthy bone and teeth growth, as well as fighting cancers
Pumpkin seeds improve a significant amount of canine body functions, as well as help prevent urinary infections and cancers in dogs.
Daily Feeding Recommendation
Pumpkin seeds can be fed whole as a treat for your dog. Grind the pumpkin seeds in a grinder and add them to his meals. Give your dog a quarter teaspoon per ten pounds of body weight once or twice a day.
Store properly: Pumpkin seeds do need to be stored in sealed packages as they become highly toxic as they spoil. By using sealed bags, you can save these seeds for up to six months.
Don’t add any salt to the pumpkin seeds as dogs should only eat plain pumpkin seeds.
Package: 200g Net weight.
It's very important to us that fresh and raw feeding is convenient as possible. That's why having weekly deliveries makes it more affordable for our customers.
• Minimum order €20 to qualify for delivery
• FREE delivery on orders of €65 and above
• Always FREE delivery for Larnaca District
• Possibility of deliveries during the evening
There are three options for picking up your products, which our system preselect depending on the type of products you want to order:
1. Store Pickup
2. GAP Akis Express
3. Carnés Natural Delivery
* All raw food products are delivered ONLY via Carnés Natural Delivery.
What Happens When I've Placed My Order?
- Upon receiving your order, you will receive an email confirmation.
- We will then pick your order and have it ready for your delivery day (which you can see below).
- The day of delivery you will receive an email or text with shipping confirmation.
- Please be in to take your delivery. If you aren't available when your parcel is delivered, the delivery driver will leave a note with instructions on how to pick it up.
You can place your order and pick up your items from our store in Nicosia.
GAP Akis Express
Akis Express - Point to Point (P2P)
Your order is shipped with GAP Akis Express to one of the 100 GAP Akis Express locations. The point selection is determined based on the closest point to the postal code you stated. If you would prefer a specific pick-up location, please leave a note on 'cart page' at 'special delivery instructions' section or notify us immediately by calling 700-888-66.
See all the points here: GAP Akis Express Store Locator
Akis Express - Point to Door (P2D)
Your order is shipped with GAP Akis Express right to your door.
Carnés Natural Delivery
Carnés Delivery - Point to Door (P2D)
Wanting to ensure the high quality of our raw food products and make sure that there is no temperature of even packaging damage, we DO NOT deliver in ice cooler bags or via courier. Carnés Natural deliveries will be made in one of our temperature controlled vehicle’s ALWAYS at -15°C to your door.
Delivery days are city dependant. For deliveries we need a full working day before the order is processed and we use a route planner which calculates the most efficient route for us. This means:
Orders have to be placed before 6PM on Sunday.
Larnaca - Famagusta District
Orders have to be placed before 6PM on Monday.
Limassol - Paphos District
Orders have to be placed before 6PM on Tuesday.
Orders have to be placed before 6PM on Wednesday.
Knowing that everyone's schedules are different and wanting to give everyone the opportunity to order, we created three Time Zones for our deliveries.
Time Zone 1: 11:00 - 14:00
Time Zone 2: 14:00 - 17:00
Time Zone 3: 17:00 - 19:00
Please be in to receive your order.
Shipping rates & delivery estimates
|Shipping Method||Est. Time||Cost|
|Akis Express (P2P)||Next day||€3.00|
|Akis Express (P2D)||Next day||€4.50|
|Carnés Delivery (P2D) - Time Zone 1||Depends on city||€3.50|
|Carnés Delivery (P2D) - Time Zone 2||Depends on city||€3.50|
|Carnés Delivery (P2D) - Time Zone 3||Depends on city||€5.00|
(P2P) = Point to Point, (P2D) = Point to Door
The costs for GAP Akis Express delivery are based on a package up to 5kg. Packages more than 5kg will be charge extra €1.00 per kilo.
We reserve the right to hold onto to orders if needed due to weather, or waiting for stock to arrive.
A working day is Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. Orders will not be dispatched or delivered on bank holidays. In these cases, orders will be dispatched on the next working day.
If you have any questions about the delivery and shipment or your order, please contact us at email@example.com or 700-888-66.
We stand behind our products 100%! We only exchange goods if they are defective or damaged. In circumstances where you consider that a product is defective, you should promptly contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 700-888-66 with details of the product and the defect.
Upon receipt of the returned product, we will fully examine it and notify you via email or phone, within a reasonable period of time, whether you are entitled to a replacement as a result of the defect. If you are eligible, we will send you a replacement product.
- To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
- Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error is not returnable.
Refunds (if applicable)
Refunds are only made on a Gift Card. Once your return has been received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item and the corresponding amount will be credited to a Gift Card with an expiry date of three months from the date of issue, and will be sent to you by email.
Exchanges (if applicable)
We only replace items if they are defected or damaged during the shipping process. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at email@example.com and send your item to: Carnés Natural, 9B Zinonos Kitieos, Strovolos, 2064 Nicosia, Cyprus.
To return your product, you should mail your product to: Carnés Natural, 9B Zinonos Kitieos, Strovolos, 2064 Nicosia, Cyprus
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.
Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.
If you are returning an item, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.