Can my dog eat Spinach?

Reviewed By Kim •  Updated: 11/05/19 •  2 min read
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Can my dog eat Spinach? Safe for dogs to eat

 

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Spinach is a healthy choice any time—this leafy green vegetable offers many health benefits. It’s said to help control blood glucose in diabetics, can lower the risk of cancer, reduce blood pressure, improve bones, and much more. Spinach can be eaten raw or cooked and is packed with nutrition. You’ll find it’s low-fat, low-cal, and filled with vitamin A, magnesium, folate, calcium and iron.

Can my dog eat spinach? Yes! What about my puppy—can my puppy eat spinach! Yes, you can also feed spinach to your puppy. Spinach offers many health benefits, but keep in mind that it also contains a known toxin to dogs. Spinach contains oxalic acid, which can cause kidney damage. You can still offer your dog spinach, but it’s best to steam it first, and then add it to your pup’s food. What if my dog ate too much spinach? First, he could develop digestive problems such as a stomach ache and diarrhea. If he continues to eat large amounts of spinach, he would be in danger of developing kidney problems from the oxalic acid in the spinach leaves, even if they’ve been cooked. So, it’s advised to feed your pet small amounts of spinach on an occasional basis to keep him healthy and safe from developing these health issues.

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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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