Can I Feed My Dog Green Beans?

Dogs love crunchy food. It’s both great for their teeth, and they enjoy the feel of biting and chewing just like most animals.

To be extremely safe and conservative, you’ll want to cook your green beans before feeding them to your furry friend. This is due to a protein that is commonly found in beans, called lechtins, which can cause diahhrea, vomiting, and nausea.

However, green beans only contain about 5-10% of the lechtins in kidney beans, which tend to cause the most problems. So, generally they are safe when eaten raw.

The short answer, for green beans, is: Yes.

Nutritional Value of Green Beans

Green beans are nutritious, offer many vitamins and iron, and are low in calories. This makes them a great choice for dogs in general. Just make sure to feed your dog only fresh beans or canned ones with no added salt. Too much salt in a dog’s diet can cause heart conditions in the long run, so it’s best to avoid.

 

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