Yes. Pinto beans are a great source of plant-based protein and cholesterol-lowering fiber, which helps your dog feel fuller and aids in digestion. Pinto beans are also rich in magnesium, which helps your pet process and use vitamin C. When paired with brown rice, pinto beans provide a meal that’s dense in protein and virtually fat-free, though dogs do need meat as a protein source in their diet.
Your dog will enjoy eating pinto beans in moderation after they’ve been soaked and cooked (without spices). You want to avoid raw and canned pinto beans. Your dog will love pinto beans:
- Mixed with a grain and protein for a homemade meal
- In smaller portions as a snack
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