Can Dogs Eat Cucumbers?

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Can Dogs Eat Cucumbers?

Can dogs eat cucumbers?

Yes, your dog can eat cucumbers.

This healthy vegetable isn’t poisonous to your dog.

Cucumber is largely water, and the rind is rich in phytonutrients.

These molecules will reduce the number of bacteria in your dog’s mouth, which are responsible for causing bad breath.

Cucumber provides a low-calorie and fresh treat and it’s a good source of calcium, potassium, and beta-carotene.

It also contains antioxidants and B vitamins.

can dogs eat cucumbers

How should I offer my dog cucumber?

Sliced cucumber is an occasional yummy treat for your four legged best friend.

Cucumbers can greatly improve your dog’s quality of life. Some health benefits linked with cucumber:

  • Induces pancreas for producing insulin
  • Helps reduce cholesterol levels
  • Aids in control of blood pressure
  • Promotes joint health

Cucumber is best served raw to your dog. It’s a great snack for overweight dogs. Always remember to introduce cucumber in your dog’s diet slowly.

If your dog eats cucumber and experiences any digestive problems, you should find an alternative vegetable to offer him, such as carrots or broccoli.

So, can dogs have cucumbers?

To sum up, dogs can eat cucumber as a treat, but shouldn’t eat too much.

An excessive amount of cucumber can induce digestive problems, like diarrhea due to its high content in water.

Read also:

  1. Can dogs eat green beans?
  2. What vegetables can dogs eat?

About the Author:

Hi! I'm Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 - 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.

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