Can Dogs Eat Edamame?

Is it safe for your dog to eat Edamame? Read more to find out.

edamamePeople love their dogs and, more often than not, what people eat their dogs tend to get a bite or two of as well. Veterinarians have long protested giving dogs people food, however, most people engage in tossing their dogs at least a snippet of people food here and there. As people expand their culinary horizons, so do their dogs. The question then becomes is this food okay to give to a dog?

Recently, more and more dog owners have been asking about edamame. Edamame is basically soybeans that have been left to get hard before being harvested and are then boiled and frozen to protect their very unique taste. Edamame can be cooked and eaten in a variety of ways with a variety of spices and is enjoyed by people all over the world. Now, is it something that can be given to dogs?

Dogs will, in most cases, devour anything tossed from a human’s plate in their direction. That being said, just because they will eat it, doesn’t mean they need to eat it. Dogs have very particular digestive systems and quite often giving them diverse food, especially with various seasonings, may not be the best of ideas. Digestive upset, such as diarrhea or gas, can result when new foods are slipped into a dog’s diet, especially when foods are high in fiber like edamame.

So while edamame may be a delicious and healthy snack for humans, it is something best left unshared with canine friends. The high fiber content and seasoning may be more than a dog can tolerate and while it may not necessary be bad for them, it also may not be good for them. It’s always best to stick to the diet suggested by each dog’s veterinarian for their ultimate health and well being.


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