Which Vegetables Are Safe For Pets?

Which Vegetables Are Safe For Pets?

Did you know that vegetables are good for cats and dogs? Yes, that’s right! While they still need their regular food, adding safe veggies here and there can make a healthy treat.



Vegetables to Avoid Feeding Your Pet

There are some vegetables you’ll want to stay away from, such as:


  • Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Raisins

Those are things that you definitely do not want to be feeding your pets, but there are safe alternatives out there.


Safe Vegetables for Cats and Dogs

Good vegetables to feed your cats and dogs are:

  • Carrots
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Bok choy
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Dandelion greens
  • Kale
  • Okra
  • Parsley
  • Sprouts
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Any type of grass, such as alfalfa or wheat grass

There are a variety of ways you can incorporate veggies into your pet’s diet. Perhaps the easiest is simply including the fresh vegetables mixed in with your pet’s normal food. You can also try baking or steaming them.

If you really want to give your cat or dog a special treat, put the veggies in a dehydrator. Most pets love crunchy treats like this!

Keep those pets healthy and happy everyone!


April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., P.M.H.