Are you looking for veggies that are safe for your pup to snack on? Do you have extra cauliflower in your kitchen and you want to share with your pup?
Sometimes, when we find ourselves with extra veggies, we want to use them to make treats for our staff dog. And that means doing a deep dive to figure out what exactly is safe for dogs to eat, while also learning what the impact of adding these items to their diet can be.
In a blog post from Pumpkin, we learned some very interesting things about this mighty vegetable.
Are dogs able to eat the mighty cauliflower?
Considered to be a cousin of the broccoli (another favorite in this house), cauliflower is actually safe for dogs to eat! But, there are some very important things to note when it comes to adding this into our pup’s diet.
While this vegetable is a dog safe treat, it is a very fibrous vegetable which can cause choking hazards. On top of potentially being a choking hazard, its higher fiber content can in fact cause tummy problems for our dogs if they get too much of the veggie.
Much like many other treats, it is all about moderation when it comes to offering cauliflower to our dogs. And while both raw or cooked options are fine, cooking the vegetable can cut down on the potential choking hazards. Of course, if you are going to cook it (whether we are talking boiled, steamed, mashed, or roasted), make sure you avoid adding anything to it. This means serving the vegetable unseasoned (no butter either).
Start out small, and see how your dog handles this new addition to their diet. Once you know, you can always a bit more to their bowl later on.
And while cauliflower might be a dog safe treat, we still recommend talking to your dog’s veterinarian before adding this to their diet.