Can dogs eat Spaghetti squash?

can dogs eat spaghetti squashYes

Overview

dog-food-safety-information

Yes, dogs can eat spaghetti squash. Packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and potassium, spaghetti squash promotes healthy eyes, colon, muscles, and immune systems. However, when feeding this veggie to dogs, exclude its seeds and skin since both are choking hazards.

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Spaghetti squash is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and beta-carotene, which are great immune boosters and antioxidants for dogs.
  • It also contains magnesium, potassium, and iron which are essential minerals for dogs that support various organ functions.
  • Spaghetti squash has high fiber content that is beneficial for good digestion. It also benefits urinary health.
  • Spaghetti squash contains omega-3 fatty acids, which give squash its anti-inflammatory effects.

Risks

health-risks
  • The spaghetti squash skin is hard for dogs to digest and may also cause choking.
  • Although spaghetti squash seeds are edible, the hull can be harmful to a dog's digestive system and may cause blockage in the digestive tract and also cause choking.
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Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Peel off the skin of the spaghetti squash and remove the seeds before cooking.
  • Boil, steam or roast the spaghetti squash without seasoning.
  • Serve spaghetti squash to your dog in moderation as an occasional treat.

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