Can dogs eat Beets?

can dogs have beetsYes

Overview

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Beets, or Beetroots, are a great addition to dogs’ diets. They yield plenty of micronutrients such as vitamin C, folate, manganese, and potassium. However, beets are off-limits to diabetic dogs and dogs with kidney problems as they are high in sugar and oxalates.

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Beets are a good source of vitamin C, fiber, folate, iron, manganese, potassium, and minerals good for a dog's digestion, metabolism, and immune system.

Risks

health-risks
  • Some dogs are allergic to beets, which can cause inflammation.
  • Beetroots are high in sugar, which is not ideal for dogs with diabetes.
  • Beets can be harmful to dogs with kidney problems or prone to kidney stones as they contain oxalates.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Chop beets into bite-sized pieces and cook to soften. Do not add any seasoning.
  • Beetroots must be given to dogs in moderation to avoid stomach problems.

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