Can Dogs Eat Peas?

As a dog parent, you’ve probably wondered, “what foods are safe for my dog?”. Luckily, many human foods are safe in moderation for dogs, and they can even make for a special treat for your furry friend. Peas are tiny, nutrient packed treat that can add some nutrition to anything you cook them with. But are they safe for dogs to eat?

Are peas safe for dogs?

Yes, peas are safe for dogs and are often included in standard dog food due to their abundance of nutrients and vitamins. Though, it’s best to give your dogs fresh or frozen peas, as canned peas have a lot of added sodium which can increase your dog’s risk of obesity.

Are there any risks?

Dogs with kidney problems should avoid eating peas, as they contain purines which can create uric acid in the kidneys, then causing kidney stones. Also, there have been investigations by the FDA attempting to determine if peas could be linked to heart disease, so, as always, be cautious of what you feed your pets… even if it’s not toxic.

Overall, peas are a safe springtime snack for you and Fido to crunch on together.

Abigail Kurten
Author: Abigail Kurten

Hi! My name's Abigail, and I work as a Content Writer for I have one dog, a chocolate lab named Riley who's the love of my life.

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