Yes! Green beans, or string beans, are an excellent source of fiber, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K. The fiber in green beans will help your dog feel full longer without piling on unnecessary calories. Magnesium helps the body absorb other nutrients more effectively; vitamin A is good for your dog’s heart and eyes; vitamin C aids the immune system and blood-pressure regulation; and vitamin K helps dogs recover from injury.
Dogs will enjoy eating cooked or fresh (not canned) green beans:
- As a snack or treat
- Added to wet food
- As part of a homemade meal containing other healthy ingredients
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