Can Dogs Eat Beets?

Just like humans, dogs need a well-balanced diet, which means feeding them kibble in most cases. But a little bit of human food every once in a while can boost your dog’s health, provided you feed them the right things. Many kinds of vegetable make excellent treats for your pup. But are beets one of them?

Are beets safe for dogs to eat?

Absolutely! Beets are safe and non-toxic for dogs and make a great treat when served in moderation. Beets contain vitamin C, fiber, manganese, and potassium, which can be great for your pet’s health and her coat. Just make sure you get organic beets, so you don’t expose your dog to pesticides.

I sneezed on the beet and the beet made a sick snack for my pup.

How should I prepare beets for my dog?

Make sure you wash your beets. You can serve them in small pieces, but it’s best to mash or puree your beets before giving them to your dog. Make sure to avoid any seasonings, as these can upset your pet’s stomach or potentially be toxic.

How much you’ll want to feed your pup depends on its size and age. Like with any treat, you’ll want to abide by the 90/10 rule: 90 percent of your dog’s calories should come from regular dog food and the other 10 percent from treats. 

Tyler Kupcho
Author: Tyler Kupcho

Animal lover, proud husky parent. Writing Intern at DogFriendly.com

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