Can dogs eat Pumpkin?

can dogs eat pumpkinYes

Overview

dog-food-safety-information

Pumpkin is highly beneficial to dogs if served in moderation. It is an excellent source of iron, potassium, and vitamins A and E. Pumpkin is also a popular remedy for various health problems that plague dogs, such as constipation. In addition, pumpkin seeds are used to treat intestinal parasites.

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Pumpkins have high fiber content, which aids a dog’s digestion. It makes dogs feel full quicker and for longer.
  • The pumpkin's high fiber content helps support a dog's digestive and urinary health.
  • Pumpkins also contain vitamins A, C, and E and essential minerals like potassium and iron.

Risks

health-risks
  • Excessive consumption of pumpkin might cause digestive issues in dogs.
  • Raw pumpkin is hard for dogs to digest.
  • Pumpkin seeds are a choking hazard.
  • Although non-toxic, pumpkin skin is difficult for a dog to digest.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Remove the pumpkin skin. Cut the pumpkin into bite-sized pieces.
  • Steam or roast the pumpkin pieces without adding seasoning.

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