Can Dogs Eat Eggplants Safely?
Yes, dogs can eat eggplants in moderation with certain caveats. Eggplants can be enjoyed by dogs both raw and cooked although it’s likely that your dog will enjoy the cooked eggplants a lot more. Plain eggplants are good for dogs because they are rich in dietary fiber and nutrients like vitamin B-6 and magnesium. You should never give your dog eggplants that have been seasoned with ingredients that are potentially toxic to dogs.
While rare, there is a possibility for dogs to be allergic to vegetables like eggplants. We suggest only giving a small piece of eggplant if this is the first time your dog will be eating it. Watch out for symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting. Plants from the nightshade family are also known to exacerbate certain medical conditions for people and animals that have intolerance to them so that’s another thing to watch out for.