Yes. Some people worry the oxalates, which are a natural chemical which binds to certain minerals such as calcium, in spinach can cause kidney problems, but a dog would have to consume nearly his weight in spinach to be affected.
This leafy green vegetable is loaded with nutritional benefits for humans and dogs. Spinach contains vitamins A, B, C, and K, as well as calcium, iron, fiber, manganese, folate, and potassium. It boosts the immune system, energy levels, and vitality. It’s also known to benefit the heart and help prevent cancer.
Offer your dog blandly cooked spinach (no butter, onions, garlic, salt, or pepper), and be sure to chop the leaves well before sharing. Be sure to rinse the leaves well before cooking to remove any pesticides.
You might incorporate spinach into your dog’s usual meal so it’s easier to chew and swallow. Serve spinach sparingly and occasionally, and make sure your dog doesn’t experience any negative effects (diarrhea or vomiting) before sharing again.
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