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Can dogs eat pumpkin?

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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.

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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.

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