Be Careful with Letting Your Dog Eat Cucumber Skin

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Cucumber skin is not considered toxic to dogs so it’s fine if you let your dog eat a small amount every once in a while. The one and fairly minor concern with cucumber skin, however, is the fact that dogs might have a bit of difficulty digesting it.

You can alleviate those concerns though by chopping the cucumber flesh and skin into tiny pieces and making sure that your dog is only eating a small amount as an occasional treat. The skin is actually the most nutrient-dense part of the cucumber so you want to make sure your dog doesn’t miss out on those nutritional goodies.

According to data provided by the USDA, some cucumbers are known for having pesticide residue. To be on the extra safe side, you may want to soak the cucumber in a bowl of water and baking soda for about fifteen minutes to get rid of some of the residue on the cucumber skin. Find out what is or isn’t toxic for dogs by visiting our human foods database.


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