Healthy Foods Checklist: Peas for Dogs

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Published: April 28, 2017

Green peas are an excellent source of essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber for our canine companions. This protein-rich legume boosts energy levels in dogs and is gentle on the digestive system. High-fiber foods can also help dogs maintain a healthy weight and lower cholesterol.

Green peas are packed with vitamins, including A, B1, B6, C, and K. Vitamin K can improve bone health. Peas are also high in lutein, an antioxidant nutrient that supports eye, skin, and heart health.

You can add some frozen, thawed, or steamed peas to your dog’s food for extra nutrients or as an occasional treat.  

In addition, some varieties of pet food contain peas as a naturally gluten-free source of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber.

Vegetables should make up only a small portion of your pet’s diet, so talk to your veterinarian about the right amount for your dog. 


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