Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin? (Zoomiesode)
With the holidays approaching, one of the most important questions we must answer is, Can dogs eat pumpkin? Short answer: Yes – but listen to this podcast first for important information!
Your fur-babies are in luck ‘cause they can get their pumpkin on, too, but we need to be careful because not every pumpkin product is okay. So today, we’re going to discuss 5 different types of pumpkin and which ones are okay for dogs. Disclaimer: always consult your vet before adding anything to your pet’s diet. Even healthy things are not healthy for everyone, including pups. So, the first of the 5 pumpkin types is …
#1 – Decorative Pumpkins
Many many look small and round, but they’re not toys! (Carson, that’s a NO touch.) Between the stem, the rind, the seeds, decorations like pain and googly eyes, even the staleness–there’s lots of things about raw decorative pumpkins that can hurt your pups. So be wise with their placement if your dog is a curious chewer of all things new. Put pumpkins up high on shelves, tables, counters, or outside where your dog doesn’t roam unsupervised. Just in case.
#2 – Canned Pumpkin
Canned pumpkin can come in a variety of types and quality, but remember–not all human food is okay for dogs. So find the cans that say no added sugar, salt, or spices added. Just pumpkin. We do the same for peanut butter. No salt, sugar or honey, oils or preservatives, and especially no artificial sweeteners. Those aren’t good for anyone, but a dog’s system especially cannot tolerate those things like ours can.
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Can dogs also enjoy our favorite holiday vegetable? Yes, but listen to this podcast first!
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