Yes! Red bell peppers are healthy for dogs and contain high levels of vitamins A, C, and lots of antioxidants. Bell peppers boost your dog’s immune system and support dogs with arthritis as they reduce inflammation. These veggies may also ease discomfort for dogs that are particularly gassy.
Make sure your dog isn’t sensitive to nightshade veggies. Dogs that are sensitive will not experience the benefits of this veggie and will instead experience more inflammation.
Dogs can eat red bell peppers:
- On occasion. Like any other veggie, bell peppers are a treat. This veggie is not meant as a meal replacement.
- Raw. Chop finely and sprinkle them on top of your dog’s dinner bowl.
- As an ingredient in a homemade meal balanced with a good source of protein. Avoid adding seasonings such as garlic or onion powder as they are toxic to dogs.
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.