Can my dog eat Napa Cabbage?

By Kyoko •  Updated: 11/05/19 •  2 min read
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Can my dog eat Napa Cabbage? Safe for dogs to eat


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Napa cabbage, also known as Chinese cabbage, is a type of cabbage that originated in China and became more widely used in other Asian countries and cuisines. You can usually find this cabbage at your local grocery store—you may pass by it on a regular basis! The leaves are a light green, and the head is large. The leaves are longer than on a regular head of cabbage. Napa cabbage is full of nutrients including Vitamins C & K, B, and more.

Can my dog eat napa cabbage? Yes! He can enjoy this crunchy, healthy plant! Can my puppy eat napa cabbage? Yes, but only in moderation. If you decide to feed your furry pal cabbage, it’s best to cook it lightly first. Cooking is best because dogs can’t easily digest fibrous foods. In addition, cooking breaks down a substance called thiocyanate found in cabbage and related plants. Thiocyanate can cause thyroid problems in dogs. Be sure to not add any spices, onions, garlic or other ingredients (like salt) that can be harmful to dogs. What if my dog ate too much cabbage? Likely he would develop excessive gas and possibly diarrhea from eating too much of any type of cabbage.

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Kyoko is from a family of 3 and moved to New York with her parents and siblings when she was 13. Kyoko is fond of spending a great amount of time with pets, specifically her beagle Luna and cat Missy. Her boyfriend often complains that she spends too much time giving attention to their animals. Kyoko has written dozens of articles concerning pets and is aiming at owning a pet shop one day!

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