Can dogs eat peas? This may be what you thought when your dog begs while you peel fresh peas from the pods as part of a healthy dinner. If humans can eat peas, can dogs eat them safely?
The short answer is yesDogs can eat peas. There are definitely some health benefits that come from feeding peas, and this is one of the reasons the ingredient is often found in commercial dog foods. However, there are also some safety concerns that you need to consider when feeding your dog.
As always, You need to ask your regular veterinarian before sharing human food with your favorite dog, including peas. Here’s what you need to know about peas and dogs:
How are peas good for dogs?
The good news is that peas aren’t poisonous or poisonous to dogs. Even better, peas contain a variety of dog health benefits: they’re high in vitamins A, B, and K, as well as decent amounts of zinc, iron, and potassium. Peas are also considered a rewarding source of fiber for dogs.
When it comes to the health effects peas can have on a dog, they can improve your dog’s skin and digestion, and are beneficial for the immune system.
If you’re wondering what type of peas to safely feed your dog, choose from garden peas, snow peas, or sugar snap peas. In fact, you can even feed your dog frozen peas as a frosty treat!
How can I safely give peas to my dog?
First of all, make sure you feed your dog and only fresh or frozen peas no canned peas. This is because canned peas can often have extra sodium added.
Second, be careful when feeding your dog peas in their pods. While humans are safe to eat pea pods, they can pose a choking hazard to a dog. That’s why it’s best to play it safe and only feed dogs peeled peas.
Third, it’s worth noting that dogs suffering from kidney problems should eat peas. This is because peas contain the chemical compound purine, which can lead to kidney stones when processed by the body.
In general, peas can be a healthy snack or a nutritious addition to a dog’s diet. Just make sure you feed them in moderation and make sure they aren’t the main part of your dog’s meals.
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