Yes, dogs can eat pumpkin, both the pulp and the seeds. The pulp is low in calories, and its blend of soluble and insoluble fiber makes it an effective remedy for diarrhea and constipation alike. The seeds (ground and added to oatmeal and honey) are a traditional remedy for tapeworm. Plus, pumpkin is low in sodium and exceptionally high in the antioxidant beta-carotene, carotenoids, potassium and Vitamin C; it also has some calcium and B-complex vitamins. And, it can be used as a fat substitute when making dog treats. 

How to Add Pumpkin to Your Dog’s Diet

Pumpkin is very versatile. You can mix it into your dog’s meals, use it as a topper, add it to baked treats or stuff it into a Kong-type food toy. Steam and mash fresh pumpkin, or take the easy way out and used canned pumpkin (organic, if possible). If using canned, read the label carefully to be sure you’re getting 100 percent…

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