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A recent post about slimming down a pudgy pooch raised some questions about which vegetables are safe to include in your dog’s diet, or to give as snacks. After some research on several “authority” sites such as Pets.WebMD.com, DogChannel.com, and PetMD.com, here’s a list for your convenience:
Don’t feed too much of those 3 until you see how much, if any, of a gas problem it can cause!!
Carrots (cooked or raw)
Peas (Snow, Sugar Snap, English)
Pumpkin (although technically a fruit)
Your dog may go crazy about some, and turn its nose up at others.
Even though these are all considered safe, test, test, test, until you’re sure there’s no adverse effect on your furball.
We’ll have another article soon listing safe fruits.
I add cooked bagged mixed veggies to my 2 pugs food, and bagged cranberries for desert that helps their UT health…..they gobble both down!
We give our dogs a raw carrot every day. It keeps their teeth clean, they are aged 9 and 10 and have never needed a teeth clean at the vet. One had a recent anaesthetic for an x-ray and we asked for a teeth clean but when she came out they said they’d looked but never seen such clean teeth on a dog of her age. So carrots are great for teeth!
Recently made a batch of steamed Brussel Sprouts. Pippin, my black pug, actually threw a little tizzy fit until he got a brussel sprout!! And ALL our dogs love almost all veggies and fruit. Especially celery.
My 3 dogs love all veggies, and adore a good ripe piece of water melon.
One of my dogs is a closet vegetarian. He begs for veggies far more than he does for meat/poultry. It cracks me up every single time. Mangoes are his favorite.
What about celery?
celery is also ok. i just bought some today for my 2 teddy bears.
I’d just like to caution sighthound parents against giving their dog(s) any kind of corn, including popcorn – it can cause bloat!