Yes. Butter beans—also called lima beans—are a great source of fat-free, plant-based protein to enhance your dog’s diet. They’re also rich in fiber, which helps keep blood sugar levels from rising too quickly after eating. This is especially beneficial for dogs with diabetes.
You want to avoid canned butter beans because the preservative ingredients aren’t healthy for your pet. It’s best to buy dried beans, soak them overnight, then cook them without seasonings. Your dog will enjoy butter beans:
- blended and mixed with rice and a meat protein for a homemade meal
- blended and served in small amounts as a snack
For More Information
We have a number of articles about which foods are healthy and which foods are unsafe for your dog. You might also be interested in reading “Can My Dog Eat Legumes?”
The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.