Can dogs eat Lotus root?

can dogs eat lotus rootYes



Yes, lotus root is safe for dogs to eat. Lotus root contains antioxidants, fiber, and vitamin C. But only serve cooked lotus root to dogs. As an aquatic plant, its raw form can host various intestinal parasites. In addition, natural lotus root is difficult for a dog to digest.


  • Lotus root is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, which can strengthen a dog's immune system.
  • Lotus root has a significant amount of potassium which helps in blood circulation in dogs.
  • With high fiber content, lotus roots help promote healthy digestion.


  • Raw lotus root may contain parasites.
  • Lotus root has high starch content; excessive consumption could lead to digestive issues in dogs.


  • Raw lotus root is difficult for dogs to digest.
  • Wash lotus root thoroughly, cut it to thin slices or small bite-sized pieces, boil, or steam till soft.
  • Give lotus root to your dog in moderation.

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