Can dogs eat Kidney beans?

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Overview

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Yes, dogs can eat kidney beans as long as they are prepared the right way. Raw kidney beans contain a harmful toxin. Soaking these legumes in water and then cooking them will negate their toxic compounds. Cooked kidney beans provide antioxidants to dogs.

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Kidney beans contain antioxidants that can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels and ward off diseases in dogs.

Risks

health-risks
  • Raw kidney beans contain phytohaemagglutinin, a toxin that is dangerous to dogs. The only way to lessen or remove the toxin is by soaking the beans in water then cooking them.
  • Excessive consumption of kidney beans can cause flatulence and other digestive problems in dogs.
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Servings

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  • Soak the beans overnight, then boil them until they are soft
  • Serve kidney beans in moderation as an occasional treat.

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