Can Dogs Eat Edamame? When it is or isn’t an Emergency
Most dogs should be okay with eating a small amount of edamame as long as it’s served plain and infrequent. Certain beans can make dogs sick but this isn’t the case with edamame.
Plain edamame could be considered a healthy treat for dogs because the beans are filled with fiber, protein, and nutrients such as omega-3 and calcium. We strongly advise discarding the edamame pods and only feeding your dog the actual beans. The pods have a tough texture that could be hard for dogs to digest. If it isn’t chewed well enough, the edamame pods may pose a choking hazard.
One other safety concern dog owners should be aware of is the risk of allergies. Some dogs may have allergies to soy so it’s important to only start off with a tiny amount if this is the first time your dog will be eating edamame beans.
To conclude, plain edamame is not considered toxic to dogs and could be enjoyed by dogs in small amounts, but there are other healthy treats out there that may pose less health risks to our furry friends.