Can my dog eat Leafy Greens?

By Kim •  Updated: 11/04/19 •  2 min read
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Can my dog eat Leafy Greens? Safe for dogs to eat

 

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Leafy greens are one of the healthiest things we can eat. In fact, the deeper the green color of the leaves, the healthier and more nutritious it is for you. Leafy greens are packed with vitamins and minerals, and offer health benefits including protecting your eye sight, filling you with fiber so you feel more satisfied for longer, can lift your mood (due to folate), and some leafy greens are known to fight cancer, too.

Can my dog eat leafy greens? Yes—a resounding yes! In fact, many dog food manufacturers incorporate leafy greens into their dog food recipes, because leafy greens are just as healthy for dogs as for humans. Some of the best leafy greens for dogs include kale, spinach, and broccoli. Can my puppy eat leafy greens? Yes, they can! Before feeding leafy greens to your dog, be sure to cook them first. It’s OK for your fur baby to eat a few bits of leafy greens raw, but some leaves are known to contain toxins (including oxalates). Steaming the greens lightly will help break down the toxins, but save the plant’s nutritional value. You can then chop or slice the greens and add them to your pup’s normal dog food. What happens if my dog eating too many leafy greens? Too much of even a healthy food can make your dog’s tummy upset and he could also develop diarrhea.

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Kim

Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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