Will pumpkin hurt my dog?

Asked By: Elnora Metz
Date created: Tue, Jan 5, 2021 4:13 AM
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"The stem and leaves are covered with prickly hairs that could hurt your pets, and raw Pumpkin isn't particularly digestible for them," says Dr.

Becker. So, although your dog could eat a whole, raw Pumpkin, it's not recommended.

Canned pumpkin, however, is another story.

Answered By: Marcelo Schulist
Date created: Wed, Jan 6, 2021 6:16 AM

To help abate your dog's diarrhea, add 1-to-4 tablespoons of pumpkin to your dog's meal.

It is a good idea to start out with smaller quantities to avoid adding too much fiber to your dog's diet, and if you have any questions about exactly how much pumpkin to feed your dog, consult your veterinarian.


Both raw and cooked pumpkin is safe for dogs.

(If your dog or cat has diabetes or chronic kidney disease, always ask your vet first.) As far as our healthy pooches go, seeds and flesh of fresh raw pumpkins are safe provided, of course, it's not a rotten pumpkin that's been sitting on the porch for four weeks.


Good for both diarrhea and constipation, canned pumpkin (not raw, not the sugary, spicy pie filling) is loaded with fiber and beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A.

Don't give Buddy a lot of itβ€”too much A is highly toxic to dogsβ€”but a couple of teaspoons a day for little pups, or a couple of tablespoons


Generally, an adult average sized dog at 12 months of age, weighs about twice their weight at 4 months of age, or 2.5x the weight at 14 weeks.

Adult giant breeds grow more slowly, take longer to mature, and don't reach adult growth until they're at least 16-18 months old.


While it's best they don't eat that pumpkin, canned organic pumpkin (unsweetened – not pie filling), pumpkin seeds, and cooked fresh pumpkin have many benefits for dogs and cats.

Pureed pumpkin (with no added sugar or spice) can help dogs and cats with both constipation and diarrhea.


A fairly accurate calculation you can do to predict an adult height for your puppy is to multiply her height at six months by 100 and divide that answer by 75.

For example, a puppy who is 8 inches at the shoulder when she is 6 months old should be between 10.5 and 11 inches at the shoulder when she is finished growing.


Check his ears.

If your puppy's ears stand up when he gets excited, they probably will stand permanently by the time he is 6-months-old.

Another way to tell if your pup's ears are likely to stand is by observing where they are set on the head.

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