Can Dogs Eat Kidney Beans?

Kidney beans are safe for dogs Kidney beans are safe for your dog. They are high in protein and fiber and a good source of thiamine, folate, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Never give your dog raw kidney beans. Raw kidney beans contain a high amount of a toxin, called phytohemagglutinin, that attacks the intestinal lining and causes severe diarrhea and vomiting. The toxin can be deactivated by boiling. When cooking kidney beans, avoid adding any seasoning or ingredients that may be harmful to your dog. Avoid using canned beans…

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Can Dogs Eat Fava Beans?

Fava beans are toxic for dogs Fava beans, or broad beans, can be toxic and shouldn’t be fed to dogs. Fava beans contain a protein, called phytohemagglutinin (PHA), that is toxic. It gives seeds a bitter taste, most likely to protect them from insects. If eaten, it effects the intestinal lining and can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea. PHA is found in other beans and legumes (e.g. kidney beans), but it can mostly be deactivated with 10 minutes of boiling. With fava beans, however, it is harder to deactivate…

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Can Dogs Eat Peas?

Peas are safe for dogs Both snow peas and sugar snap peas are safe for dogs to eat. They are a good source of fiber and high in vitamins C and K, folate, and thiamine. They can be fed fresh, frozen, or cooked. Avoid canned green peas because of the added salt which is harmful to dogs. Make sure peas are shelled before giving them to your dog. When cooking peas, avoid adding any other ingredients or seasonings that may be harmful to your dog. Feed peas in moderation…

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Can Dogs Eat Lentils?

Lentils are safe for dogs Lentils are safe for your dog to eat. They are high in fiber, iron, zinc, thiamine, folate, and vitamins B5, and B6. They are also high in protein and have a low glycemic index. Lentils need to be cooked before serving and should not have any additional seasoning. Only feed lentils in moderation. Lentils are found in some grain free dog foods and the FDA is looking at a potential association between dog foods with lentils (and other legumes) as a main ingredient, and…

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Can Dogs Eat Edamame?

Edamame is safe for dogs Edamame is safe for you dog to eat. They are just soybeans in their pod. They are high in protein and a good source of vitamin K, folate, thiamine, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and zinc. You can serve them raw of cooked. It’s best to prepare it plain and avoid adding seasonings such as salt if you are cooking them. They are high in fiber and can cause gastrointestinal discomfort to your dog along with diarrhea and gas so only feed in moderation.

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Can Dogs Eat Peanuts?

Peanuts are safe for dogs Peanuts are generally safe for dogs and are a good source of protein. Although the fats found in peanuts are generally good for your dog, peanuts are still high in fat. For this reason, it is best to feed it in moderation. Be aware, peanuts can harbor aflatoxins, which are a highly toxic mold that can lead to liver disease and cancer in dogs. Organic peanuts are preferred because they are less problematic in terms of mold.

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