Yes, dogs can eat pumpkin.
Pumpkin is good for dogs, many vets recommend it. It’s a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. In addition, pumpkin is a low-calorie vegetable, can’t cause obesity and other health problems. If your dog is overweight, you can add some pumpkin in dog’s daily food, it can help your dog lose weight.
Most dogs like cooked pumpkin. In fact, cooked pumpkin is easier to digest and absorb than the raw. You can puree the cooked pumpkin. Pumpkin puree is rich in dietary fibre and easy to digest, so if your dogs suffered from diarrhea, you can add some pumpkin puree to dog’s food. Dietary fiber can absorb the excess water and improve diarrhea. On the other hand, if dogs with constipation, dietary fiber helps to relieve constipation. Home made pumpkin and canned pumpkin is safe for dogs. Don’t buy the pumpkin pie in the shop because they added a lot of sugar and spices.
Dogs can’t eat most of the seeds of vegetables and fruits, but they can eat pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are the most nutritious part of the pumpkin, they’re rich in protein, fatty acid, magnesium and mineral substance. Besides, pumpkin seeds have a high medical value, can be used to treat blood hypertension and chronic diseases. More specifically, they can help deworm. You can make them into powder and mix into dog’s food. Raw pumpkin seeds won’t keep long, you can roast them. It’s important to note that skip the salt and sugar, low in salt and sugar is health.
Pumpkin rind is also safe for dogs, you don’t need to peel pumpkin.
Although the pumpkin is full of treasures. You can’t feed dogs too much as large consumption of pumpkin can even cause the gas and stomach pain.