Can dogs eat Chickpeas?

can dogs eat chickpeasYes

Overview

dog-food-safety-information

Chickpeas or Garbanzo beans are good for dogs but pay attention to the preparation. Chickpeas must be given to dogs cooked and plain to avoid any health issues. Do not add any seasoning as they can cause digestive issues. Mashing cooked chickpeas reduces the risks of choking.

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Chickpeas are rich in proteins.
  • They also contain choline, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, and vitamin K.
  • Chickpeas are rich in fiber, which can relieve many gastrointestinal and digestive conditions in dogs.
  • Chickpeas are filled with good fats, particularly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.
  • They are rich in potassium, helping develop stronger muscles, metabolism, bone health, and proper neural function. It also helps lower blood pressure in dogs and aids in heart health.
  • Vitamins A, C, and B-complex are also found in chickpeas. Vitamin A maintains a healthy retinal function, vitamin C aids in preventing cellular damage, and vitamin B-complex keep several organ issues and diseases at bay.
  • Chickpeas contain essential substances that aid in preventing the appearance and growth of cancer. They contain selenium, which helps the liver detoxify cancer-causing agents and decreases tumor growth. Folate and saponins are also present; they help prevent cancer cells from forming and multiplying.
  • Chickpeas contain choline, which reduces chronic inflammation, assists in nerve impulse transmission, maintains cell membrane structure, and aids in fat absorption. Choline is especially beneficial for geriatric dogs suffering from arthritis.

Risks

health-risks
  • Chickpeas contain saturated fats that are not healthy for dogs.
  • Chickpeas have high dietary fiber content. Excessive consumption could cause diarrhea or flatulence in dogs.
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Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Chickpeas should be served plain, cooked, and free of seasoning.
  • Dogs cannot eat dried chickpeas as they are hard to chew and digest. Soak them overnight, then boil them to cook.
  • Serve in moderation as an occasional treat.
  • Avoid canned chickpeas as they are loaded with sodium and preservatives that are dangerous for dogs.

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