Can Dogs Eat Peas

Can Dogs Eat Peas

Author WDF Staff


Many dog owners love sharing food with their dogs. This might not be the best practice, but there are foods dogs can safely consume. One of the things many of us wanted to give to our dogs is peas. If you want to know the answer to the question, “Can dogs eat peas?” you’ll be glad to hear it is - YES.

Peas are actually very healthy and beneficial for dogs. It is packed with healthy nutrients, especially minerals like iron, zinc, potassium, and magnesium. Peas are packed with fiber, which is essential for healthy digestion. These amazing little green things contain plenty of vitamins that will help your dog’s immune system, reproductive system, vision, and overall health.

Can peas be bad for my dog?

There are a few things you should look out for when you give your dog peas. Dogs with kidney issues should generally avoid them. If you have a senior dog with kidney problems, it would be best to stick to their usual kibble. Green peas contain purines that can have a bad influence on sick kidneys. If that is the case with your dog, it would be best to avoid giving peas to your dog.

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There is another thing you should be aware of if you want to give your dog peas - they will make your dog really gassy. One of the reasons your dog becomes a cute little fart machine is that you have given them peas. Peas have such an effect on the dog’s digestive system. Also, it is possible the dog experiences mild diarrhea.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you want to include something new in your dog’s diet, it would be best to talk to your vet and ask for their advice.

How to safely give peas to your dog?

There are a few safe ways to include peas in your dog’s diet, and some of our favorite ways are;

  • If you prepare your dog’s meals at home, simply include peas in the recipe as an ingredient. They are a great fiber and protein source.
  • You can mix fresh and clean peas in your dog’s usual kibble.
  • Try giving your dog a few frozen peas as a delicious, refreshing treat for the hot summer days.

It would be best to avoid giving canned peas to your dog. Canned peas contain a lot of salt, and dogs have a delicate sodium level.

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