Can Dogs Eat Zucchini?

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Can Dogs Eat Zucchini?

Can dogs eat zucchini?

Yes, dogs can eat zucchini.

It’s very healthy.

Zucchini is rich in calcium, beta-carotene, vitamins B and C, fiber, potassium, and folate.

Zucchini can improve the health of your dog’s skin and coat as well as help him lose weight.

It is super low in calories and is just the perfect treat for an overweight dog.

can dogs eat zucchini

There are many ways to offer your dog zucchini:

  • Raw in slices or cubes
  • Frozen slices as a cold treat in the summer
  • Cooked portions (boiled, steamed, grilled, baked)
  • Include it as part of home-cooked meals
  • Grated and sprinkled over your dog’s food

You should not fry zucchinis for your dog to eat because just as frying is bad for human health, the same holds true for dogs.

Like all fruits and vegetable moderation is the key regarding the amounts you should offer to your dog.

The first time you give your dog zucchinis you can try feeding only a small amount and monitor how he react to it.

If you your dog develops vomiting or diarrhea, he’s probably allergic to zucchini.

So you should stop feeding it to him.

However, if everything persists normal you have nothing to worry about.

What vegetables can dogs eat? Here’s the answer: Top 5 Vegetables Suitable for Your Dog

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By | 2017-02-01T23:33:08+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Article, Nutrition|Comments Off on Can Dogs Eat Zucchini?

About the Author:

Dora Mancha

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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