Yes! Okra is safe for dogs and contains vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and folic acid. These vitamins and minerals support the health of your dog’s immune system, metabolism, nerves, muscles, bones, and more. Okra also supports cancer prevention and is good for dogs with diabetes as it helps regulate blood sugar levels.
Dogs can eat okra:
- In small amounts and not every day. Like most vegetables, if your dog eats too much okra, it causes gas or other digestive issues.
- Raw as a chew toy or treat.
- Cooked, but not fried. Fried foods and added seasonings are not recommended for dogs. Added garlic and onion are toxic to dogs and can lead to anemia.
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