Can Dogs Eat Butternut Squash?

Yes! Like all the other varieties of squash, butternut squash is a great option if you’re hoping to add some more nutrients into your pup’s diet. It’s recommended that you serve your pup unseasoned butternut squash that’s been cooked – whether that be steamed, baked, boiled, or roasted – as raw butternut squash can be grainy and difficult for your dog to digest. While it’s okay if he sneaks a piece of raw squash away from the cutting board, you should likely avoid feeding it to him like that on a regular basis. 

It’s also recommended that you remove the skin and the seeds before giving it to your pup, not because they’re toxic, but because both can pose a choking hazard and are difficult for your pooch to digest. Butternut squash is a great choice for dogs because of the amount of healthy minerals and vitamins it contains. They’ll also enjoy the delicious taste!

Zoë Butler
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