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Can Dogs Eat Beans?

It is common to wonder what you and your dog can eat while preparing a meal. Green beans are a vegetable that you and your dog can enjoy, but they're not even a bean! Can Dogs Eat Other Beans? Read on to find out what types of beans your dog can eat.

Are Beans Good For Dogs?

Yes. Beans can be part of a dog's healthy diet. They're high in fiber and high in protein too. Dogs can have beans as a reward. That said, they should never be more than 10 percent of your dog's daily caloric intake. Since beans can be high in calories, avoid feeding him many.

What types of beans can dogs have?

Your dog can eat a wide variety of beans. Some that he can enjoy are:

  • Black beans
  • Lima beans
  • Kidney beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Chickpeas
  • White beans
  • Edamame
  • Soybeans

How should beans for dogs be prepared?

"Beans have to be prepared the way they would be for humans," explains Purina Senior Nutritionist Jan Dempsey. Beans already contain a lot of fiber, but are almost indigestible when uncooked. Dogs can have beans or legumes that have been soaked first and then cooked. This will help your dog digest them and reduce gas. (Beans can give your dog a little more gas!)

Can dogs have beans instead of meat?

No. Dogs can eat soybeans, but feeding only beans is bad for dogs if it replaces meat in their diet. Feeding dogs a diet rich in soybeans, like a human vegetarian diet, will not give your dog the high quality protein he needs. Although dogs are omnivores, they need high quality sources of protein, and beans just don't have enough.

Can Dogs Eat Green Beans?

Yes! Green beans are good for dogs. But the name is confusing. Green beans are a vegetable. Unlike other legumes, they do not belong to the bean family. But giving green beans to your dog is healthy, and dogs love to eat them too.

Green beans for dogs are best served fresh or cooked. "Shy away from canned vegetables," advises Dempsey. “They often have added sodium and may contain preservatives. That's just adding excess salt and other things that they don't really need for their diet. “The ideal green beans for dogs are raw green beans in your store's product department.

Another option is green beans that are frozen. "To prepare pre-cooked and frozen beans, steam or microwaveable thaw until they're ready to serve," suggests Dempsey.

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