If you’re like most pet owners, you probably love to spoil your dog. Pumpkin is a fantastic snack for both humans and dogs.
However, canned pumpkin can be dangerous for your pooch if it contains additives such as cinnamon or nutmeg.
In this article, we’ll cover what you should feed your dog, when to avoid pumpkin altogether, and how much pumpkin is too much! We know that our pets are more than just animals—they’re furry family members who deserve the best care possible.
From fresh food to daily walks around the block (or through the park), every little thing counts toward keeping Fido happy and healthy for years to come.
Is Libby’s 100 pure pumpkin good for dogs?
The short answer is yes, Libby’s 100 pure pumpkin is good for dogs. This fruit is a great source of fiber and potassium.
The only thing you should be careful about when feeding your pup a pumpkin is that it can’t be too hard for them to eat, or they might choke on it.
A slice of pumpkin contains 0 calories and just over half as much sugar as an apple.
A cup of cooked pumpkin has about 1/3 fewer calories than the same amount of sweet potato (but more carbohydrates) while being higher in vitamin A and C than both apples and sweet potatoes.
Health benefits of feeding your dog pumpkin
Libby’s 100 Pure Pumpkin is a good source of vitamin A, beta-carotene, and vitamin C. Beta-carotene is a type of antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage by free radicals.
Vitamin A and beta-carotene are important for healthy skin and vision in dogs.
Vitamin C is also essential for dog health because it helps the body produce collagen—a protein that’s important for healing wounds and maintaining healthy bones, teeth, gums, and cartilage.
Pumpkins are also an excellent source of potassium—a mineral that helps regulate blood pressure in dogs as well as maintain fluid balance within the body.
The recommended daily intake for adult dogs (depending on their size) ranges from 1,500to 5,000 mg per day.
How to serve pumpkins to your dog?
Pumpkins are a great source of fiber, and vitamins C, A, and B6. They can be served raw or cooked to your dog in the form of purees, soups, or stews.
How to prepare pumpkins for dogs?
Wash thoroughly and cut off the top half-inch of the pumpkin (pumpkins are very hard on their cores).
Remove all seeds by scraping them out with a spoon. Peel off the skin with a vegetable peeler.
Cut into cubes or shred them into strips. Steam it until soft (about 15 minutes).
Cool down slightly before serving to your dog as he may not like hot food – remember that dogs have short digestive tracts like rabbits so they need more frequent meals than humans do!
Good news: 100 percent pure pumpkin (canned) is not only safe for dogs to eat, but it’s also good for them.
According to the American Kennel Club, pumpkin can help with both diarrhea and constipation in dogs. It’s also low in calories and a good source of fiber, beta carotene, potassium, and vitamin A.