Can Dogs Eat Peas?

As a pet parent, you may be wondering can dogs eat peas? The answer is yes! Peas are a good source of vitamins and minerals, and they can be a healthy addition to your dog's diet.

However, it is important to cook the peas before feeding them to your dog, as raw peas can be hard for them to digest.

When feeding peas to your dog, start with a small amount and increase gradually over time to avoid digestive issues.

By following these simple guidelines, you can ensure that your dog enjoys all the benefits that peas have to offer.

 

Continue reading for more information:

1. Why peas are a healthy addition to feed your dog

2. Nutritional value of peas

3. How to prepare peas for your dog

4. What peas can and can't dogs eat

5. Gradually increasing the amount of peas in your dog's diet

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Why Peas Are A Healthy Addition To Feed Your Dog

Peas are a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and magnesium which can make them a healthy addition to your dog's diet.

Peas are also a good source of fiber, which can help promote digestive health.

Additionally, peas contain antioxidants and phytonutrients that can help support the immune system.

Peas are also low in calories, making them a good option for dogs who need to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Overall, peas are a nutritious and health-promoting food that can be enjoyed by dogs of all ages.

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Nutritional Value Of Peas

Lets look at the nutritional value of easy to find frozen peas that have been boiled and drained:

Vitamin A: 2100UI per 100g - Dogs need vitamin A for healthy eyesight and supports you dog's skin and fur.

Iron: 1.5mg per 100g - Iron is an important mineral for dogs because it helps carry oxygen in the blood.

Vitamin C: 9.9mg per 100g - Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can help support the immune system.

Magnesium: 22mg per 100g - Magnesium is an important mineral for dogs because it helps with muscle function, energy production, and blood sugar control.

Purines: If your dog has kidney issues it would be best not to feed peas to your dog. Because purines produce uric acid they can have negative impacts to kidney problems.

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How To Prepare Peas For Your Dog

The best way to feed peas to your dog is to cook them first. Boil the peas until they are soft, then drain them before adding them to your dog's food.

You can also mash the cooked peas and mix through your dogs food if your dog is reluctant to eat the whole pea.

Its also safe to feed the peas raw either fresh or frozen in moderation as a healthy treat.

As always fresh is best so it is important to avoid canned peas because these often have added sodium and other ingredients that are not good for your dog to consume.

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What Peas Can And Can't Dogs Eat

Can dogs eat green peas or garden peas?

Yes, fresh or frozen green peas (also known as garden peas) are safe for dogs to eat. Its best to avoid canned peas because canned peas can include ingredients and added sodium that isn't great for dogs.

Can dogs eat snow peas?

Although snow peas aren't toxic to dogs its important that you are careful that the pea pods don't become a choking hazard.

Can dogs eat sugar snap peas?

Yes, sugar snap peas are a great treat for dogs but just be careful that the shell or pea pods don't become a choking hazard. It you are worried about the shell just remove the sugar snap peas from the shell.

Can dogs eat frozen peas?

Yes, frozen peas can actually make a fun low calorie treat on hot days. If you are feeding frozen peas its a good idea to feed by hand or in limited numbers so they don't become a choking hazard.

Can dogs eat canned peas?

No, don't feed canned peas because they can contain added sodium and other ingredients that aren't good if dogs eat them.

snow peas

 

Gradually Increasing The Amount Of Peas Your Dog Eats

When introducing peas, it is important to do so gradually. Start with a small amount of peas and increase the amount gradually over time to control what your dog eats. This will help avoid digestive issues.

So there you have it peas are on the list of vegetables dogs can eat. Overall, peas are a healthy and nutritious food that can be enjoyed by dogs of all ages.

When introducing peas, it is best to do so gradually and cook the peas before feeding them to your dog.

By following these simple guidelines, you can ensure that your dog enjoys all the benefits that peas have to offer.

green peas

 

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