Can dogs eat Swiss chard?

can dogs have swiss chardYes

Overview

dog-food-safety-information

Swiss chard or Chard is good for dogs; it is loaded with dietary fiber, and vitamins A, K, and C. These nutrients keep a dog's eyes, colon, and liver healthy. But do not excessively feed Swiss chard to dogs as it can cause flatulence and digestive upset.

Benefits

health-benefits
  • Swiss chard is rich in fiber which helps promote healthy digestion in dogs.
  • It also contains vitamins A, K, and C, which are essential nutrients for dogs in maintaining healthy vision, proper blood function, and a strong immune system.

Risks

health-risks
  • Too much Swiss chard can lead to digestive issues such as flatulence.
  • Swiss chard contains calcium oxalate, which can lead to the development of kidney and bladder stones in dogs if consumed regularly.
health-risks-dog

Servings

serving-suggestions
  • Boil or steam the Swiss chard without seasoning. Cooking the swiss chard can reduce the calcium oxalate.
  • Swiss chard may be blended or finely chopped.
  • Serve Swiss chard to your dog in moderation as an occasional treat.

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