Yes. Brussels sprouts are rich in fiber and antioxidants, which help reduce inflammation in the body and improve overall blood circulation. They’re also loaded with vitamins, including vitamins K and C, which are good for a dog’s immune system and bone health.
Brussels sprouts also contain vitamins A, B1, and B6, as well as manganese, potassium, and folate.
Brussels sprouts can make dogs gassy, which is actually a good sign. They “clean house,” if you will, facilitating movement in the colon. But brussels sprouts should only be served in moderation—one to three at a time, depending on the size of your dog.
Make sure to remove the hard, nubby stem of the brussels sprout, and then slice each sprout in half. Make sure to cook before serving; they’re a bit tough to eat otherwise. But don’t offer your dog the gourmet brussels sprouts you make for yourself. Instead, cook a few for your dog using only a little olive oil. Dogs shouldn’t eat onions, garlic, butter, salt, pepper, or vinegar. And be sure not to overcook brussels sprouts, or they lose their nutritional benefits.
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