Pumpkin is considered a good food for dogs because it helps with both constipation and diarrhea. Canned pumpkin has beta-carotene and fiber, which can be used by the body as Vitamin A.
While pumpkin is good for dogs to eat, it is important to feed them the right amount. Only a few teaspoons a day should be fed to dogs to ensure that they don't get an overload of Vitamin A, which can be toxic to them. Larger dogs can handle a higher amount of Vitamin A than small dogs. In addition, when purchasing pumpkin filling, make sure that it is not raw, spicy or sugary.