Yes! Pea pods are okay for your dog to eat; however, they may be a choking hazard if they aren’t cut into bite-size pieces. Peas are high in vitamin A, vitamin K, and various B vitamins as well as a good source of fiber, iron, zinc, potassium, and magnesium. These vitamins and minerals are good for your dog’s vision, skin, digestion, immune system, nerves, heart, and more.
Pea pods are not recommended for dogs with kidney issues as they contain purines that can further aggravate the kidneys.
Dogs can eat pea pods:
- Cooked as an ingredient in a homemade meal that’s balanced with a good source of protein.
- Washed and fresh from the garden.
- Cut into bite-size pieces as a topping on your dog’s dinner.
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.