Dogs Can Eat Celery as an Occasional Treat
The acquired taste of celery probably makes it not very popular among dogs, but yes, you can let your dog eat celery pieces as an occasional treat if he enjoys them. The occasional celery could be good for your dog’s health because the vegetable is rich in antioxidants and it also contains very little calories.
Please be sure to cut the celery into tiny pieces before you let your dog eat it. Celery has a hard texture so it may pose a choking hazard if a dog accidentally gulps a large piece. Both the stalk and the leaves should be fine to eat although one thing that some pet owners may want to be mindful of when it comes to the celery leaves is the pesticide residue.
Like with any food that’s not part of your dog’s regular diet, celery should only be given in small amounts. Dogs that eat too many pieces of celery may suffer from mild gastrointestinal upsets. It should be fine as long as the celery is not more than 10% of the dog’s daily calorie intake.
Aside from it being nutrient-rich, celery supposedly also helps with freshening a dog’s breath so it could make a good low-calorie treat for dogs that suffer from mild halitosis or bad breath. Want to know what other human foods are fine for dogs to eat as an occasional treat? Visit our human foods database to find out!
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