Can dogs eat pumpkin?
Yes, dogs can eat pumpkin.
Pumpkin is rich in lots of beneficial nutrients, such as, vitamin A, potassium, iron and beta-carotene.
Natural canned pumpkin is a puree that is easy to blend in your dog’s food.
Cooked fresh or pumpkin seeds are also good options.
You only should avoid raw pumpkin, because it might contain bacteria.
Remember to moderate the amounts of pumpkin you are giving to your dog.
Two to three teaspoons a day for the puppies and a four to six tablespoons for adult dogs will be perfect.
Don’t allow your dog to eat the leaves or stem of a pumpkin.
The little and sharp hairs will irritate your dog’s gastrointestinal tract.
Here are some health benefits of pumpkins:
- Helps in digestion
- Supports urinary health
- Improves skin and coat health
- Contributes to weight loss
- Can aid to eliminate intestinal worms
If your dog is suffering from chronic kidney disease or diabetes, you should consult your veterinarian before feeding him pumpkin.
Can you find canned pumpkin for dogs? Yes, you can!