Celery For a Pet Dog? Read This First!

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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!

Can I Give My Dog Celery?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.

You’ve got:

  • Calcium
  • Amino acids
  • Iron
  • Potassium
  • 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.

Precautionary Preparation

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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9 thoughts on “Celery For a Pet Dog? Read This First!”

  1. Can dogs eat celery, but the root of celery? I understood that they can eat the green sticks without the leaves. How about the white root?

    I want to cut it into pieces and boil it in the soup. I couldn’t find this answer anywhere. Thank you.

  2. Our 13 year old Lab had a cancerous growth removed from her anus. She has a tumor on her right rear lung, but it’s not known if it is cancerous. Will celery help slow the growth of cancer?

    A University of Missouri study found that celery is packed with Apigenin, an anti-inflammatory that helps stall growth of tough-to-treat cancers. It shuts down blood flow to cancer cells, starving them of oxygen and nutrients they need to survive.

    Can celery also have this effect on dogs with cancer?

  3. We have a Labrador that will eat anything, but his favorite treat is celery. He will literally drool watching us preparing it to go in a dish. The only thing I do before I give him some is chop the stalks down to about 2-3 inches. He chews them a little, which cleans his teeth, and swallows them down. Celery doesn’t give him gas like other veggies.

  4. I just started making my own dog food. I add steamed carrots and celery to her mix of cooked ground chicken and beef. I also add brown rice, flax seed oil, Glucosamine and Chondroitin, brewers yeast and one capsule of kelp for thyroid support. Also, one capsule of Acidophilus to each serving. My vet says this is great!

  5. I have 2 little dogs and they eat dog food and cooked chicken breast. They also hunt me down for celery! I eat celery on most days and when I do they come running. I pull the stringy parts off since one time my little fella got some stuck in his teeth. They love it and so I share it with them.

  6. My dog was, for 3 first months I had her, on the ‘best quality’ most expensive brand I could find, organic. She had dandruff and no shine in her coat! The moment I started cooking for her she regained her shine and dandruff is gone.

    I will never believe dog food is any good. It is convenient, but that’s all. Processed and unhealthy! I give her raw pieces of veg like carrots. She loves to chew a big piece when I am at work. She also gets pieces of celery, broccoli and apple.

    I put it into her little Kong toys or other things to make it fun. She chews the stuff up quite nicely and doesn’t gulp down big pieces. It’s good to check if you can give your dog something but double check in few places as some stuff is okay in one place and advertised as bad in other.

  7. My vet recommended cucumbers and celery for my dog and she loves it when it’s cut up. It helps her digestive tract. Celery is better than giving dog treats since most are loaded with filth and preservatives.

  8. If you juice the celery, that should be acceptable because there will be no fiber or strings, right? Trying to give a healthier diet plan.

    1. Anonymous says:

      I’m juicing cucumbers and giving my dogs a tsp daily for hydration. I’m going to do the same with celery and beetroot. I will keep you posted.

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