Can Dogs Eat Arugula? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

It’s safe for your dog to eat arugula as long as it’s a small amount. You might be surprised to hear that arugula is composed of 90% water! It could make a good treat for dogs that are overweight or aren’t drinking as much water as they should.

The one situation you may not want to feed your dog salad herbs like arugula would be if the dog is suffering from iodine deficiency. Arugula is considered a goitrogenic food and these foods are known to disrupt the production of thyroid hormones.

Cooking the arugula, however, will lower the goitrogenic content found in the arugula so you can minimize such risks by not allowing your dog to eat raw pieces of arugula. We would recommend steaming the arugula instead of boiling or frying it. Visit our human food for dogs database to find out what dogs can and cannot eat when it comes to human foods.

Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a veterinarian when in doubt.


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