Can a dog eat asparagus?
The answer is a big ‘YES’
You can give this healthy superfood to your dog but with a few cautions because some parts of asparagus plants can be poisonous to your lovely pet dog. You will know how to feed this veggie safely to your dog as you read more.
Why should you include asparagus into your dogs to your dog food?
Asparagus is known as the healthiest food that provides us with a low calorie and mineral-rich diet. Asparagus is well known as a superfood because of the benefits it offers to our furry friends and us. This vegetable improves the performance of all the organs of your dog. It also stops the shedding of your dog fur. Asparagus can improve the immune system and prevent cancer, diabetes and thyroid in dogs. Asparagus contains fibre that improves digestive system in dogs. Antioxidants and antibacterial qualities in this green vegetable shields your dog from allergies.
Nutritional value of asparagus
- Vitamin-A, B, C, E, K, B6, B12, B3
- Pantothenic acid.
How to prepare asparagus for your dog?
Do you like green vegetables no, then what makes you think your dog will love them? But you can invent creative ways to feed this healthy veggie to your dog. You can feed him raw asparagus, but as mentioned, it will be a task. But here is how to make it.
Method 1- Raw asparagus
- Wash and cut it into small pieces.
- Give him a bowl full of it and wait until your dog ever tastes it.
If you want to fool your dog into eating this green veggie, then make asparagus omelette.
- Wash and cut asparagus into small pieces.
- Boil it for 5 minutes.
- In a small bowl, whip two eggs.
- In a pan, add a dash of oil, add asparagus, now pour the egg mixture.
- Let it cook from both sides.
- Don’t add a lot of oil and never add any seasoning.
Can asparagus harm a dog?
Asparagus fern is toxic to dogs. If you have asparagus plant in your garden, then you must fence it and never feed asparagus fern to your pet dog. Sometimes, raw asparagus can cause indigestion. If he shows any signs of heartburn after eating this vegetable, you can feed him boiled or semi-cooked asparagus without oil or seasoning.
Asparagus is one notorious vegetable that will cause extremely smelly urine and green stools in dogs. No one knows why this happens, but it is harmful only to the nose. So, if your dog is housebroken, this annoying smell will not trouble you.
Asparagus can make your dog active and healthy. So, include this superfood into your dog’s diet but make sure that dog never pees or poops in your house to keep your nose trouble free. If you have enjoyed reading this writeup please do share, like and comment. Leave your worries in the comment section and we will get back to you soon.