It’s important to feed your dog a healthy diet, and a lot of things humans eat and are healthy for us, dogs can eat too. Certain vegetables are great for dogs, like peas, carrots, among others, but not all vegetables are. If you are a dog owner, you may wonder which vegetables are safe for dogs to eat. Dogs do like to eat things that are crunchy. Dogs like to crunch and munch on bones and other treats, but not all dog products and treats are good for dogs, so human treats are often better for them. Celery is one vegetable that some people have probably wondered if it was good for their pet, so if you have ever wondered, can your dog eat celery? And, is it safe for your pooch? Then keep reading to learn more.
Celery is delicious and it’s also low in calories. It is also a great source of calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, iron, and fiber. Vitamins include, A, B, C, E, and D. For humans, it is a satisfying snack for humans, and can help remove toxins from the body. It is also believed to help prevent certain cancers, too. Knowing all the benefits of celery for humans, it is also been determined to be good for dogs, too.
So, can dogs eat celery?
According to Heather Loenser, DVM, who happens to be the Senior Veterinary Officer at the American Animal Hospital Association, it is okay to give celery to your dog as a snack option in small amounts, along with their regular, balanced diet.
How to serve celery to your pup
Celery is best given cut up in small pieces and should only be given to your dog at first, in small increments to see if he can handle the celery. You don’t want him to develop a sick stomach, choke, or have any other reaction. Here’s one way you can make a tasty celery treat for your dog:
- Peanut butter (Xylitol-free)
- Small dog treats
Take your pieces of celery and fill them with peanut butter (make sure the peanut butter you choose does not contain Xylitol which is harmful and toxic to dogs). Put them on a plate and add the small dog treats along the peanut butter line before sticking them into the fridge to chill.
Once your treats have chilled, cut them into small bits and give them as a tasty treat in between meals. You can use them as training treats, if they’re small enough, or regular treats as a healthy snack option. Your dog will love them and he will get the benefits of both the celery and the peanut butter every time he eats them.