Friday, October 6, 2023

Think About Adding Squash To Your Pet's Diet

It’s fall and there are so many colorful squash available. But can pets eat squash and if so, what types? Both summer and winter squash offer great nutritional benefits for pets. Summer squash (zucchini, crookneck) are low-calorie and a good source of calcium, potassium, and beta-carotene. Winter squash (butternut, spaghetti, acorn, pumpkin) are a good source of vitamins A and C and dietary fiber. Cats are more particular and tend to prefer winter squash varieties such as pumpkin or butternut. Most dogs will readily eat both summer and winter squash. Zucchini and yellow crookneck squash can be added to your dog's meals for extra nutritional value and help them feel more satiated. Squash can be a healthy, tasty food to add to your cat or dog's diet.