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Celery is obviously super healthy and also low in calories. Do you want to give some to your pet dog?
We certainly understand why you’d want to share!
Here’s the deal:
While feeding your dog vegetables isn’t necessary, celery is a great idea for an occasional treat.
Dogs Can Eat Celery
For sure, it’s a healthy choice.
And celery does not have to have digestive downsides. Raw or cooked, just a little preparation is needed.
Simply cut up a modest amount into small pieces and remove the stringy parts. Otherwise, this crunchy veggie is somewhat of a choking hazard.
Do that and, much like carrots, you can safely feed your dog celery.
Recommendation: We sometimes reward our dogs with a quality organic treat that has duck, flax seed and celery. They love it!
Why Celery Is So Healthy
Most people know that celery is a powerful health food.
You know you’ve got something special whenever there is lots of nutrition combined with low calories.
The fact that dogs can be included is wonderful!
For one, celery contains phytonutrient antioxidants which is good for arthritis.
Another benefit is the fiber, both soluble and insoluble. This may prevent diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and many other diseases.
FYI: Celery can also help lower your dog’s blood pressure.
Other Benefits For Fido
Celery may help to fight off cancer.
Yup! That’s what the science suggests.
What’s more certain, as it applies to your dog, is that celery contains valuable vitamins.
- Amino acids
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B
- Viamin C
On top of all that, celery may even reduce bad doggie breath.
But, at the same time, be realistic and do not overfeed celery. Remember that dogs primarily require meat-based protein and its calcium.
Vegetables, in general, shouldn’t take on too high of a percentage of a canine’s diet.
It cannot be stressed enough that celery can present a choking danger.
You want your dog to be able to consume this food safely. As such, you really must prepare it.
Chop the stalks into small portions to avoid any possibility of a blockage.
And be moderate when it comes to this healthy treat.
You may see your dog peeing too much from excessive celery consumption.
Besides, you don’t want to fill them up without receiving the meat-based protein they require to thrive.
So do not overdo it despite celery being an excellent choice.
The Bottom Line
Celery is a great snack for your dog.
It packs a nutritional punch, but also isn’t so easy to chew up and properly digest. Fix the stringiness factor for your furry friend by cutting up portions.
A good policy is to provide stalks to your dog in moderation.
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