Brussels sprouts are a typical food on our table. Many times, when we are preparing dinner, our dog comes in with his eyes wide open and his tongue out, wobbling, practically asking to try a little of what we are eating. But I hesitate every time- especially when it comes to vegetables. Can dogs eat Brussel Sprouts, and if so, how do I go about it?
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It is well known that dogs are mainly carnivores and that around 10%, maximum 15% of their diet can be made up of fruits or vegetables. But the big question on the table is, can dogs eat Brussels Sprouts? Will they harm them? Will he choke? Will they give him too much gas? Do I give these foods raw or cooked? On whether brussels sprouts are good or bad for your dog, you'll learn next.
Warnings about Brussels Sprouts for Dogs
Can dogs eat Brussel Sprouts? Yes, yes they surely can! Can you give your dog Brussels sprouts without worrying that he will get poisoned? Yes again. But in order for him to enjoy this vegetable safely, you should consider a couple of recommendations first.
As when serving any vegetables, it is important that you wash Brussel sprouts very well to kill any bacteria.
Also, you should be careful of the brussels sprouts that you find.
Ideally, you should buy them from the organic market to prevent your dog from consuming pesticides.
Green or stale foods generally don't do well for a dog, so try buying and serving ripe brussels sprouts.
Likewise, always serve it cooked, as this will finish killing any bacteria that it may have.
And take note that you can't just feed it brussels sprouts either, why? Well, because they cause a lot of gas.
Not all dogs like all vegetables.
Whenever you add a new one to his menu, do it in isolation, watch for 24 hours that it does not cause diarrhea or vomiting, and never force him to eat them.
Fortunately, there is a wide range of garden products that dogs can eat.
Benefits of Brussels Sprouts in Dogs
- Brussels sprouts contain vitamins A, B1, and B6, as well as manganese, potassium, and folate.
- They are also rich in fiber and antioxidants, which help reduce inflammation in the body and improve overall blood circulation.
- They are also loaded with vitamins K and C, which are good for a dog's immune system and bone health.
All of these vitamins and minerals make one of the main properties of Brussels sprouts to clean the colon and improve digestive health, but they also make furry ones a bit gassy. Which is actually a good sign of the cleansing property they have, facilitating the movement of the colon.
How can I give my dog Brussels Sprouts?
Again, moderation is the key to a healthy diet. Offer your dog between one and three brussels sprouts at a time, it all depends on the size of your beloved pet.
Be sure to remove the tough, hazy stalk from the brussels sprouts, and cut each sprout in half. They are best grilled or boiled before giving them to your four-legged friend, otherwise, they are a bit difficult to eat. But don't give him the same recipe that you eat, yes, the one with all those gourmet ingredients.
Most of the condiments and foods we use for seasoning are toxic to dogs. To finish, avoid overcooking brussels sprouts because this will make them lose their nutritional benefits.
Conclusions about Brussels Sprouts & Dogs
- Brussels sprouts are safe for dogs and provide many beneficial vitamins and minerals for your dog's body.
- The best brussels sprouts are organic without pesticides, not too green or soggy.
- It is better to give them well washed, cooked, and without seasonings.
- Giving lots of Brussels sprouts can make pets gassy.
- The first time a dog eats Brussels sprouts, he should be isolated from other foods and checked for adverse effects such as vomiting or diarrhea.