Can Dogs Eat Jicama?

slices of jicama

Jicama is safe for dogs

The root of the jicama plant is safe to eat. The rest of the plant, especially the seeds, is poisonous. Jicama is a good source of vitamin C and contains inulin. Inulin is an excellent source of fiber and is considered a prebiotic. It stimulates healthy bacteria in the gut and helps with digestion. Jicama can be fed fresh or cooked. When cooking, avoid adding any ingredients which may be harmful to your dog. Because of the inulin, jicama can cause abdominal discomfort, bloating, flatulence, and diarrhea so only feed it in moderation.