Can Dogs Eat Green Beans?

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Can Dogs Eat Green Beans?

Can dogs eat green beans?

Yes, your dog can eat plain, cut green beans.

These vegetables are nutritious and low in calories.

The main nutritional benefits found in green beans are vitamins A, K and C, magnesium, and fiber.

can dogs eat green beans


Green beans, are appropriate in moderation (5 to 10 % of your dog’s food intake). Two to five cut green bean pieces are an acceptable amount.

If cut green beans in small amounts induce discomfort in your dog, stop letting him eat it.

Abrupt additions to dog’s diet are a major cause of gastrointestinal distress.

Don’t add any flavoring, such as butter, garlic, salt, to green beans.

You can add green beans to your dog’s daily meals.

Supplement your dog’s food with a 2 to 5 chopped green beans, according to the size of your dog.

Cooked or steamed fresh green beans are better options.

Keep the amounts moderate because too many green beans can lead to diarrhea or flatulence.

Due to the fiber content in green beans, your dog may increase his stool volume and may need to go outside more regularly to defecate.

If your dog appreciates green beans, you can substitute his commercial treats for green beans.

This will reduce his daily calorie intake.

What vegetables can dogs eat? Read this: Top 5 Vegetables Suitable for Your Dog

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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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