No. Broad beans, also called fava beans, contain a compound called PHA (phytohemagglutinin), which can be toxic at higher levels. While other beans are safe to eat, broad beans can make dogs ill. This may be because the bean’s larger size and tougher skin makes it more difficult to cook properly, which is what helps neutralize the PHA. Dogs will typically expel the beans by vomiting, but if this becomes excessive, call your vet.
Symptoms to Look For
If your dog eats broad beans, watch for these symptoms:
- Abdominal pain
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