How much butternut squash can I give my dog? A toy dog should only eat about a teaspoon or two of butternut squash a day, while a medium pooch can have a tablespoon or two, and a big breed can have even more. Alternatively, just use the 10% rule and just make sure your dog’s squash treats don’t exceed 10% of their recommended daily calorie intake.
Is cooked butternut squash good for dogs? In fact, yes. Your dog can enjoy cooked butternut squash, though it’s best to skip added sugar, salt, or fats. Raw squash is likely to be hard on their digestive system, just as it would be for a human. Though we have to admit, any dog with jaws powerful enough to hack into a raw butternut squash is pretty impressive!
Is butternut squash healthy for dogs? Just like many other fruits and vegetables, butternut squash can be an incredibly healthy addition to your dog’s diet. Rich in fibre and potassium, as well as vitamin’s A and C, butternut squash helps support the health of your pooch’s immune system, muscles, skin, and vision, to name a few.
How do you prepare butternut squash for dog food? Cut the squash into small 1-2 inch cubes. You can choose between two different cooking methods: roasting in the oven or boiling in water. If you choose to boil the squash, bring a large pot of water to a boil, put in the squash, and cook until fork tender – about 15-20 minutes.