Can dogs eat Black beans?

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Benefits

health-benefits
  • Black beans are a source of protein.
  • The high fiber content of black beans promotes healthy digestion and helps regulate a dog's blood sugar level.
  • Black beans are packed with minerals, including iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese, copper, and zinc. These are essential minerals that help maintain and strengthen bone structure.
  • Black beans also contain selenium which helps prevent inflammation and tumor growth in dogs.

Risks

health-risks
  • Canned black beans usually have high sodium content which can be toxic to dogs when consumed excessively.
  • Black beans contain oligosaccharides which the body cannot digest. Excessive consumption can lead to gas and stomach upset.
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Servings

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  • Black beans are available dried and canned. Wash the dried beans to remove dirt and debris. Soak the beans for 8 to 10 hours to soften them before cooking.
  • If using canned black beans, drain and rinse to reduce the sodium content. Avoid using canned black beans with added salt or flavoring.
  • Cooked black beans can be given to dogs occasionally in moderation as a treat or as a meal topper.

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