Mostly no. Though canned beans aren’t immediately dangerous and won’t make your dog ill right away, they’re not a healthy choice for your pet. Canned beans are loaded with sodium and preservative chemicals, which can tax a dog’s digestive system. It’s best to buy safe dried beans in bulk, then soak and cook them properly.
Symptoms to Look For
You shouldn’t see negative side-effects from rare feedings with (rinsed) canned beans, but if you’ve been using them regularly, your dog could be primed for hypernatremia (increased sodium levels in the bloodstream). Keep an eye out for:
- Increased thirst
- Confusion and disorientation
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Seizures or coma
For More Information
We have a number of articles detailing which foods are safe and unsafe for your pet. You might be interested in “Can My Dog Eat Legumes?”
The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.