Can a dog eat pumpkin?

Can a dog have pumpkin?

It’s autumn again and therefore ‘pumpkin time’! The pumpkin is related to both the cucumber and the melon, both are not harmful to a dog. The cucumber consists for the most part of water and is therefore easily digestible, but what about a pumpkin? And can your dog have a piece of pumpkin, won’t he get sick from this? Pumpkin is a power food, at least it’s seen that way for people. Your dog can also eat pumpkin (without getting sick from it). Read on to find out how best to give this to your dog.

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What is a pumpkin?

Everyone knows the pumpkin, the most famous variant has an orange color. You often see these as decoration during Halloween. A pumpkin is thousands of years old and is also seen as a cultivated crop. Together with the gourds and cucumbers they form a family. The pumpkin has been cultivated in Europe since the 16th century. You can prepare a pumpkin in different ways, whether boiled, pureed or you can make pumpkin soup from it. In addition to being able to consume it, pumpkins are also often used as decoration material.

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Nutritional values ​​of a pumpkin

A pumpkin contains many vitamins and minerals such as:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
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Insurance for your dog

Things can always go wrong.. the costs of pumping the dog’s stomach empty (or worse…) are sky-high. It is in almost all cases a lot cheaper to at least give the dog a cheap basic insurance. Compare here the list of cheap dog insurances where you can insure your dog the best and cheapest possible.

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Is pumpkin dangerous for a dog?

Eating a pumpkin is not harmful to your dog, provided it is ‘prepared’. You can prepare a pumpkin in many ways, such as boiling or pureeing. Pumpkin soup is also a favorite of many people. What do you prefer?

Pumpkins are rich in fiber and low in fat, making them a perfect addition to the diet of both humans and dogs. You can give your dog a piece of baked, boiled or mashed pumpkin, this can help your dog stop diarrhea or constipation due to the large amounts of fiber and minerals. Due to the many dietary fibers that are in a pumpkin, this makes the stool softer. It is not useful to give your dog large amounts of pumpkin, especially if he is not used to eating it.

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Do I need to see a vet?

It is best for your dog to eat a piece of pumpkin, this is not harmful. If your dog has eaten pumpkin, it can in principle do no harm. A visit to the vet is therefore not necessary.

Do you want to know more about other products that your dog can or cannot eat? Then look here for the ultimate list of what your dog can and cannot eat.

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