Can my dog eat Scallions?

By Julie •  Updated: 11/05/19 •  1 min read
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Can my dog eat Scallions? Not safe for dogs to eat


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Scallions, also known as spring onions, are related to onions and have a long green stem with a white bulb at the end. The flavor is similar to onions, too, but not as sharp or pungent. They’re used in many types of dishes including soups, stews, in salads and even stir fries. Scallions don’t fall short in nutrition, either; they contain vitamins A, C, E, & K, calcium, potassium, copper, iron and more.

Can my dog eat scallions? Can my puppy eat scallions? The short answer is no. The reason scallions are not recommended for your pup is because these onion relatives contain compounds that are toxic to your pup. They can cause anemia and/or toxicity (poisoning, especially when eaten in large amounts. What if my dog ate a lot of scallions? He would likely develop digestive issues, including diarrhea and could also become poisoned by the compounds in the scallions. Avoid serving these to your dog.

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Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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