Can dogs eat Acorn squash?

can dogs eat acorn squashYes

Overview

dog-food-safety-information

Acorn squash is a nutritious vegetable for dogs. It is an excellent source of beta-carotene and vitamin A, which promote clear eyesight in dogs. However, make sure to serve acorn squash in small amounts since eating acorn squash excessively may lead dogs to have kidney stones.

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Acorn squash contains vitamin A, which is essential for good vision, and vitamin C, supporting a healthy immune system.
  • Acorn squash is also rich in potassium and calcium, which are highly beneficial for our dogs.

Risks

health-risks
  • Excessive consumption of acorn squash can lead to the formation of calcium oxalate stones.
  • Acorn squash seeds are a potential choking hazard, especially for small dogs.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Acorn squash is best to be served cooked, as the hard texture of raw acorn squash is a choking hazard, and some dogs might have difficulty digesting it.
  • Wash the squash, cut it in half and scoop out the seeds. When cooking acorn squash, be sure not to add any seasoning.

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