Can Dogs Eat Asparagus?
Can dogs eat asparagus? The short answer is Yes,as long as they are not allergic to it. Asparagus does have some beneficial qualities for dogs when it comes to digestion. Many dogs are allergic to certain foods,especially if the food is new or a staple of their diet. Dogs don’t get hurt by asparaguses nor do there appear to be any side effects from consuming raw asparagus.
But if you intend to give your dog’s asparagus,be certain to properly cook it first. Raw asparagus can burn your pet’s internal organs,which could result in death. It’s very toxic,so never give your dog raw asparagus or make sure you grill or boil the vegetable first. Also,never give your pet asparagustes with onions,garlic,chives,or any kind of spicy vegetable – ever.
It seems that most people are unaware that asparagus has nutritional value,and many would agree that it’s a good side dish. Not only is it a nutritious vegetable but it’s also very tasty. It’s even been said that asparagus tea can help stimulate your pets’ appetites!
There are several vitamins found in asparagus,which makes it such a healthy,and nutritious side dish. Vitamin A is found in abundance in asparagus,which is why asparagus is considered to be such a healthy herb. Vitamin B6 and potassium are also found in abundance in asparagus,along with folic acid. Folic acid is particularly important because it helps protect the liver,and other organs,from dehydration,and from being harmed by high levels of diuretics (water).
Asparagus spears are full of vitamins,minerals,and nutrients,so even though it may look appealing to cook up some asparagus for your dogs,don’t do it! The nutrients that ferns contain just don’t have the same benefits as a cooked up carrot or potato. Carrots,for instance,have been shown to reduce cholesterol,and have been shown to help maintain healthy arteries. But,ferns don’t have the same benefits. In fact,ferns may actually be more harmful to dogs than cats,because their digestive systems are not equipped to process all the ingredients in foods like carrots.
What I’d recommend is to either get your dog a diet of cooked vegetables,such as baked potatoes,or to boil them for his meals. Then,you can feed him raw,unpeeled vegetables,but be sure not to give him too much raw butter or cooked potatoes,because he may choke on some of the raw meat. Also,be aware of the fact that some foods,such as cooked foods,such as garlic,can be toxic for dogs. So,don’t feed garlic to dogs,no matter how tempting they may be!
As a final note,don’t give your Pomeranian any veggies that are green in color – such as spinach,kale,cabbage,and collard greens. These vegetables are toxic to dogs,so never give a dog any of these types of vegetables. As a side note,if a Pomeranian likes asparagus,you may want to try giving him a small amount in the form of a supplement,because he may need a boost to his immune system.
As you can see,although asparage is a relatively healthy vegetable,there are a number of potential health issues that can arise when a dog begins eating cooked asparagus. It’s important to avoid giving a dog cooked vegetables,at least until he is fully-grown and has had plenty of time to develop a natural immunity to the toxins in the vegetable. Luckily,cooking vegetables usually do not introduce any new toxins into the system,so as long as you prepare your pet’s food with care,there should be very little problem with introducing cooked asparagus to his diet.