Can my dog eat Alfalfa Sprouts?

By Kyoko •  Updated: 11/03/19 •  1 min read
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Can my dog eat Alfalfa Sprouts?


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You’re probably very familiar with alfalfa sprouts—they’ve been around on salad bars for decades and are often found in Asian dishes. Alfalfa sprouts are come from alfalfa seeds that have been allowed to sprout, but not to grow and develop into mature plants. They have many nutritional benefits including healthy starches, protein, vitamins and minerals.

Are alfalfa sprouts safe for dogs? Can my dog eat these? What about puppies? Yes, a dog eating alfalfa sprouts will gain the same healthy nutrients as their humans. In fact, many natural pet food manufacturers include these yummy sprouts in their dog food recipes. Oh, and we can’t forget puppies! Yes, a puppy eating sprouts is OK!

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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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