First I would like to say each dog is different and might react differently to vegetables. With that being said there are various types of vegetables your dog could eat, but some might need to be prepared properly. For example, it might not be a good idea to serve your dog raw carrots. I will go through some individually and I will give you some ideas on how to prep them. Just like humans, some vegies have specific things they help your dog with and I will try and add that also.
Note: Although some veggies might be good for your dog you should limit them to no more than 15% of their diet. You should also consult your vet before introducing a new food.
Can dogs have cucumber?
Yes! Cucumbers provide plenty of antioxidants and phytonutrients that provide the dog with anti-inflammatory effects. Cutting up the cucumber will help your dog chew them and avoid choking.
Can dogs have carrots?
Yes! Carrots are good for them but should be limited to a treat on occasions. Giving them too much could potentially cause gastric upset. Its recommended you cut the carrots into small pieces or start with baby carrots. Beta-carotene vitamin A, biotin, vitamin K, potassium, and vitamin B6 are found in carrots.
Can dogs have green beans?
Yes! Green beans can be eaten by your dog raw, steamed or pureed, or from the can. Mixed with meat or other foods your dog like might be the best way to introduce this veggie. Green beans, include iron, calcium, and vitamins B6, A, C, and K, and are full of essential vitamins and minerals. Green beans are both low-calorie and fiber-rich, which can make dogs feel complete.
Can dogs have broccoli?
Yes! Broccoli includes a wide range of vitamins, including vitamin K, vitamin C and potassium, which boost the density of the bones, combat diseases and improve the health of the heart in dogs. Steaming or pureeing might go over better with your dog and mixing with other food will help as well. Always keep in mind thier stomach could be sensitive to new foods.
Can dogs have kale?
Yes! Cutting up in small pieces or pureeing will make it easier to eat for your dog. Wash thoroughly before you prep to remove the potential of pesticides. Kale’s main vitamins, such as K, A, and Iron, include bone health, proper vision and immune system response, fetal growth, and strength in metabolism.
These veggies among others can be eaten by your dog, however there are some that can be toxic. Here is a list of some veggies they should not eat.
Can dogs have Grapes or Raisins?
Can dogs have onions, garlic, or chives?
Can dogs have peaches, plums, apricots, persimmons, or cherries?
Not recommended due to the seeds. the meet of the fruit itself is not bad but the seeds can be harmful.
Can dogs have mushrooms?
Not wild mushrooms. Store bought ones will be ok for them to eat.
Can dogs have rhubarb?
No, not at all!
Your dog’s diet should be important and care should be taken when feeding your dog new foods. Do as much research as you can. We wish you and your dog the best and hope you enjoy some of our other articles.