Q:

Can dogs eat pumpkin?

A:

Quick Answer

Dogs can eat pumpkin as long as it is natural and does not contain added sugars or spices. Pumpkin is good for dogs because it is a great source of fiber, which can help alleviate digestive issues in dogs, according to PetMD.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

Pumpkin also contains other nutrients such as beta carotene, zinc, iron and potassium, which are all an essential part of a dog's diet. The best way to give dogs pumpkin is to add a bit of natural canned pumpkin to regular dog food. Dogs can also eat pumpkin seeds. However, it is best to roast and grind the seeds before feeding them to dogs.

Learn more about Dogs

Related Questions

  • Q:

    Why do dogs cry?

    A: Dogs cry for several reasons that include anxiety and hunger. Dogs do not shed tears like humans when they are upset or agitated. They express their emotio... Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Are grapes toxic to dogs?

    A: Grapes and raisins are extremely toxic to dogs, so much so that even small amounts can be lethal. It is not known exactly why grapes and raisins are so tox... Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What causes coughing in older dogs?

    A: There are numerous reasons for an older dog, or any dog, to develop a cough including tracheal collapse, heart disease and pneumonia. Sometimes, the cough ... Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do dogs like to eat?

    A: Dogs love to eat boiled and scrambled eggs, carrots, cheese and peanut butter. These foods can be used as occasional supplements to a dog’s standard diet. Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore