Can dogs eat Brussels sprouts?

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Brussels sprouts are quite the divisive vegetable. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they carry all kinds of nutrients. But what about dogs? Can you feed dogs Brussels sprouts, and what benefits do they have?

Are Brussels sprouts safe for dogs?

Yes, dogs can eat Brussels sprouts. When cooked right, Brussels sprouts make for a hearty treat that can boost your dog’s health. Brussel sprouts have vitamins A, B1 and B6, C, and K. They also contain antioxidants that assist with inflammation and circulation. Just make sure you don’t give your pup too much. Like any treat, you should stick to the 90/10 rule. 90 percent of your dog’s calories should come from proper dog food, and the rest may come from treats.

How should I prepare Brussels sprouts for my dog?

Brussels sprouts have all sorts of health benefits, but only if you cook them right. When preparing Brussels sprouts for your dog, you want to make it as plain as possible. Skip all the spices and seasoning and use as little oil as possible, or none at all. Steaming or boiling Brussels sprouts might be the way to go, as these methods keep the sprouts light and healthy for your dog.

Can my dog eat raw Brussels sprouts?

Your pup should only have cooked Brussels sprouts. Raw Brussels sprouts are hard and difficult to digest. There’s just no reason to feed raw Brussels sprouts to your dog. Would you want raw Brussels sprouts?

So go ahead, give those (plainly cooked) Brussels sprouts to your pooch—as long as they’re not too picky to eat it.

Tyler Kupcho
Author: Tyler Kupcho

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

Tyler Kupcho
Author: Tyler Kupcho

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

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