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Can Dogs Eat Bell Peppers?

Can Dogs Eat Bell Peppers?

The short answer: Yes.

The long answer: Red, green, and yellow bell peppers can be safely added to your dog’s diet. These vegetables are packed with carotenoids, antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins, A, C, and E, which helps with your dog’s digestive, circulatory, and immune systems. Bell peppers are said to relieve gas and reduce inflammation as long as your pooch isn’t sensitive to nightshade plants. Nightshade plants are known to aggravate inflammation. 

The best kind of bell peppers to feed your pooch are red bell peppers because they contain nine times more beta carotene than green and yellow bell peppers. Take note that there are other pepper varieties that should not be eaten by your dog. 

How to feed bell peppers to your dog: Bell peppers are only meant to be given as a treat and not as a meal replacement. Do not feed him too much of the vegetable, or he may experience vomiting and diarrhea. 

Thoroughly wash your bell peppers. Remove any overripe or rotten parts, and take out the stem, seeds, and core. Slice the bell peppers into smaller pieces. These can be served raw or lightly sautéed without any seasonings (such as salt or garlic powder) to get the most out of their crunchy consistency and sweet taste. 

Here are three ideas for bell pepper treats your dog will love:

  1. Chop 1 to 3 medium-sized slices of bell peppers and place them over your dog’s food. 
  2. Steam the sliced bell peppers with water, and serve them to your pooch as is. 
  3. Puree the bell peppers and mix a portion with his wet meal. 

In summary: Bell pepper can be a fun addition to your dog’s diet as long as he likes the smell and taste of the vegetable, enjoys its crunchy texture, and does not exhibit any side effects from consuming it. You can give bell peppers as an occasional treat, making sure that they make up less than 10% of his daily food intake.

References: 

Can Dogs Eat This? The Ultimate Guide To 105 Food Items

What You Must Know About Feeding Your Dog Bell Peppers!

Can My Dog Eat Bell Peppers?

Can Dogs Eat Bell Peppers? (Red, Green or Yellow)



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