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Can Dogs Eat Red Peppers?

Can Dogs Eat Red Peppers?

Yes, dogs can eat red peppers occasionally.

Red peppers can be safely consumed by your dog. This crimson-coloured pepper is a non-spicy fruit from the plant of the Capsicum annuum species. It is also known in some countries as red bell pepper, capsicum, and sweet pepper. 

As long as your pooch isn’t sensitive to nightshade plants, red peppers can be included in your dog’s diet since these are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. The sweet fruit can help boost his immune system, relieve gas, and reduce inflammation. Plus, compared to green and yellow varieties, red peppers are said to be nine times richer in beta carotene.

How to feed red peppers to your dog: Thoroughly wash your red pepper. Remove the stem, seeds, core, and any spoiled parts. Slice the bell peppers into smaller pieces. With your veterinarian’s approval, give your dog 1 to 3 medium slices (for small breeds) or up to half a red pepper (for big breeds). 

Red peppers can be served raw or cooked by steaming or blanching them. Do not mix with seasonings such as salt, onion, or garlic as these common kitchen condiments are harmful for him.

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

  1. Slice, dice, and place the chopped bell pepper over his kibble.
  2. Try this fish and veggie omelet recipe for pooch!
  3. Skip the salt in this meatball marinara dish to make it truly dog-safe. 

In summary: Sweet, crunchy, and packed with vitamins A and C, red peppers can be an enjoyable treat for your pet dog as long as they are prepared properly and served occasionally. When serving red peppers as treats, remember not to go over 10% of your dog’s recommended daily intake. Do not feed him too much red pepper or he may experience vomiting and diarrhea. 

Aside from red peppers, find out which fruits and vegetables you can safely feed to your dog under our “can dogs eat” category.


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