Can my dog eat Japanese eggplant?

By Tom •  Updated: 11/04/19 •  1 min read
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Can my dog eat Japanese eggplant? Safe for dogs to eat


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Japanese eggplant is a smaller cousin to the regular eggplant (also called Aubergine). You’ll find Japanese eggplant mostly in Asian shops and/or farmer’s markets, and you’ll know this type because it’s smaller and thinner than regular eggplant. This veggie is becoming more popular and can be cooked in many ways and used in many types of recipes. You can eat the skin and seeds, too. This type of eggplant is packed with Vitamins B6, C & K, thiamin, niacin, and more.

Can my dog eat Japanese eggplant? Yes, but with some considerations to keep in mind. Can my puppy eat Japanese eggplant? Yes, but only in moderation and as an occasional treat. Japanese and other types of eggplant are not toxic to dogs. However, some dogs are allergic to this veggie. In addition, if your dog or puppy eating too much eggplant, they could develop stomach and digestive issues, including vomiting and diarrhea. Be sure to cook the Japanese eggplant before serving it to your dog. Only give him a small serving and make this an occasional treat, rather than a diet staple.

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Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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