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

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There are no toxin concerns with asparagus so dogs can safely eat it in moderation. You may, however, want to only serve cooked asparagus to your dogs. Raw asparagus stalks have a tough texture that dogs may have difficulty chewing and digesting.

Once cooked, the asparagus should also be chopped into smaller pieces so that it’s easier for the dogs to swallow. You wouldn’t want your dog to accidentally swallow one whole asparagus stalk as that can pose a choking hazard.

As for the cooking method, we would suggest lightly boiling or steaming the vegetable. Don’t serve the dog asparagus that have been cooked in butter or oil. This will only make your dog sick. For a longer list of human foods dogs can and cannot eat, check out our full database.


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