Keep the Pumpkin Pie Away From Your Dog
Pumpkin itself is safe for dogs to eat in moderation but the same rule doesn’t apply to pumpkin pie. As a general rule of thumb, you shouldn’t allow your dog to eat any form of desserts.
Desserts like pumpkin pie are packed with sugar, which is never good news for a dog’s stomach. Dogs that accidentally eat too many pieces of pumpkin pie are likely to suffer from digestive problems like stomach upsets and diarrhea.
There’s also the issue with fat and calories. The large amount of fat in pumpkin pie will cause further stress to the dog’s digestive tract. Longer-term, dogs that eat fatty food on a regular basis will also become prone to serious health problems like pancreatitis.
Last but not least, some pumpkin pie recipes may also use ingredients that are toxic to pets. Nutmeg, for example, is toxic to dogs. The amount used in the pie is unlikely to be fatal but it may still cause health complications, especially for puppies or small-breed dogs.