When it comes to fruits and vegetables, it can be difficult for us dog owners to remember what they can share with their doggy best friends and which ones could prove fatal. So, where do green beans come into this? Can dogs eat green beans?
Yes, dogs can eat green beans and they could be the perfect low calorie treat you have been searching for.
All types of green beans are safe for dogs to eat, chopped, steamed, raw, or even canned, this is as long as they are plain.
Green beans are not just safe for dogs, some veterinarians have recommended them as a healthy treat, and the best bit, most dogs love them.
When you buy green beans from the shop, ensure they are not prepared with any other ingredients as this could make them not only less healthy but potentially dangerous.
When buying green beans, look out for these potential hazards:
- Canned beans with added salts
- Green beans cooked with oils and spices
- Green beans cooked with harmful vegetables, such as garlic and onions
As with other vegetables, it is always a good idea to avoid feeding large, or whole green beans to dogs, as this is a potential choking hazard. You should always cut any fruits and vegetables into smaller bit size pieces.
Green beans contain lots of vitamins and minerals, such as protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins A, B6, C, and K. Green beans are also loaded with fibre and are low in calories.
If your dog has any difficulties digesting green beans it’s probably a great idea to swap it out for another vegetable that is easier for them to digest raw, such as asparagus, carrots, cucumbers, or celery. This will allow them to get more vitamins from those vegetables. We made guides about feeding these to your dog, we suggest reading through them before feeding.
If your dog has any adverse reactions to any food, you should always consult your vet or a pet food nutritionist.