Can dogs eat Butternut squash?

can dogs eat butternut squashYes

Overview

dog-food-safety-information

Yes, dogs can eat butternut squash; this root vegetable is vitamin and mineral rich and high in fiber. However, only give cooked butternut squash to dogs since raw butternut squash is difficult for dogs to digest. When preparing butternut squash for dogs, always remove the skin and seeds.

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Butternut squash is abundant in vitamin A, which supports good vision, and vitamin C, which boosts a dog's immune system.
  • Butternut is also a good source of fiber and minerals. It aids in a dog’s digestion, especially if he is suffering from diarrhea.

Risks

health-risks
  • Raw butternut squash is difficult for a dog to chew and digest.
  • The butternut squash peel and seeds are choking hazards.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Do not serve raw butternut squash to dogs.
  • Butternut squash must be peeled and its seeds removed.
  • Cut the butternut squash into small pieces. Cook it properly; boil, steam, sauté, or roast in a small amount of coconut oil or olive oil, without seasoning.

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