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Dog Vegetables FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Dog Vegetables FAQs

Can Dogs Eat Artichokes?

Can Dogs Eat ArtichokesYes, Artichokes are safe and healthy for dogs as they are low in fat and rich in fiber, vitamin C, niacin, folic acid, potassium, and antioxidants.

Dogs can normally eat hearts, leaves, and even stems of artichokes. The choke is edible in baby artichokes, but generally very fibrous to eat in regular artichokes.

Avoid giving butter or mayonnaise dips to your dog along with artichokes as many dogs are sensitive to fats and cream cheese.

Can Dogs Eat Spaghetti Squash?

Can Dogs Eat Spaghetti SquashYes, you can feed spaghetti squash to dogs but in moderation. Remember to remove seeds and skin before feeding as seeds have their check-in dog’s digestive system.

Spaghetti squash is considered healthy for dogs as it has essential vitamins and fiber that help to keep the immune system, colon, eyes, and kidneys in good shape. However, like with all the rest, too much of anything will lead to too much trouble.

Can Dogs Eat Okra?

Can Dogs Eat OkraYes, dogs can eat okra or ladies fingers but in moderate quantities. Okra contains some good immunity-boosting nutrients like vitamin B, C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. However, too much can cause gastrointestinal problems like bloating, gas, cramps, and diarrhea. Also, okra contains oxalates which may cause kidney stones.

Can Dogs Eat Jicama?

Can Dogs Eat JicamaYes, dogs can safely eat raw or cooked jicama. The flesh of this starchy root vegetable is safe to eat and should be fed as small pieces or sticks. The skin, stem, leaves, and seeds are toxic and the outer skin should be peeled off before feeding jicama to dogs.

Jicama contains Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6, and antioxidants that improve the health of the heart. It is a good prebiotic and helps with hydration.

Can Dogs Eat Lima Beans?

Can Dogs Eat Lima BeansYes, dogs can eat lima beans or butter beans as they are packed with iron, protein, fiber, and other healthy nutrients. Do not feed lima beans in large quantities as they can not make the core diet for dogs. This fibrous vegetable is given in an excessive amount can cause gassiness, bloat, and stomach discomfort.

Can Dogs Eat Jalapenos?

Can Dogs Eat JalapenosNo, It is not advisable to feed jalapenos to dogs as the digestive system of dogs is not designed for spicy foods. If your dog eats more than a jalapeno, watch out for any gastrointestinal problems or symptoms like diarrhea or vomiting. Call your vet immediately.

Are Tomatoes Safe For Dogs?

Are Tomatoes Safe For DogsYes, Tomatoes are safe for dogs but should be given in moderation. Avoid unripe tomatoes or tomato plants, which has lot more tomatine than the fruit. Tomatine is a toxic substance found in tomatoes, which can be very harmful when consumed in large quantities, however, ripe tomatoes contain only a small amount of that and safe for dogs.

Can Dogs Eat Snap Peas?

Can Dogs Eat Snap PeasYes, snap peas are safe for your dog. Snap peas are easy on the dog’s digestive system and contain plenty of nutrients like vitamins A, B, and K, iron, zinc, potassium, and fiber.

These healthy nutrients help prevent problems like osteoporosis and heart disease and improve gut health and weight loss in dogs. However, snap peas should not be fed with pods and also be fed in moderation to avoid gassiness and bloat.

Can Dogs Eat Garlic?

Can Dogs Eat GarlicA big NO, Garlic is toxic to dogs. Garlic contains certain compounds that can cause GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in dogs. Thiosulfate in garlic affects red blood cells and cause anemia in dogs. Garlic is five times more toxic than onion. A tiny amount like 1/3 of a garlic clove may be ok, remember just ok for dogs.

However, if your dog eats more garlic, watch out for immediate symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea.  If your dog shows symptoms of anemia like lethargy and nausea after a few days, your dog may need supportive care and take him to a vet.

Can Dogs Eat Onions?

Can Dogs Eat OnionsNo, both cooked and raw onions are toxic to dogs. All parts of the plant and all types of onions like spring onion are very bad for dogs as they contain a compound called thiosulphate that causes a condition called hemolytic anemia. All allium vegetables like onion, garlic, chives, etc are harmful to dogs. Some dog breeds like Akita and Shiba Inu are more sensitive to allium vegetables.

Can Dogs Eat Tomatoes?

Can Dogs Eat TomatoesYes and No, tomatoes are not great for dogs. All parts of the tomato plants and raw tomato are toxic to dogs. Tomato has a poisonous compound called atropine that can cause heart rhythm problems, dilated pupils, and shivers in dogs.

Plain cooked tomatoes without any added spices and preservatives may be ok for dogs. But tomato sauce, ketchup, and other tomato-based items that contain preservatives and other harmful ingredients are unsafe for dogs. However, a very little amount won’t cause harm to your dog though.

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