Can Dogs Eat Celery?
Celeries as pet food for the most part are reserved only for herbivores. Rabbits, hamsters, gerbils and even horses cannot get enough of the stuff.
But in the matters of canines, we are going to conjure this query: “Can dogs eat celery?”
Well, of course, they can!
Somehow you might be inclined to think the other way, seeing that celery is a leafy vegetable, and dogs are carnivores, so how do the two mix up?
You are well aware that celeries are vegetables, and by extension are full of vitamins and minerals. They are good for you, and it is only obvious that the same applies to dogs.
But would it not bother with your dog’s dietary regimen, seeing that as carnivores, dogs are supposed to consume exclusively meat and flesh to meet their required vitamins and minerals?
Apparently not, since celeries have all the vitamins and minerals that your dog needs, too!
In the next subtopic, we will discuss in great detail as to what the advantages are of feeding your dog celery.
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Celeries are not the first kind of food you would ever consider feeding your dog, based primarily on what you are knowledgeable of in terms of canine diet, preference, requirements and needs.
Dogs prefer and actually like meat more than vegetables, and by extension, celery.
So, what could be considerations, if any, in preferring to include celery in the diet of your pet dog?
For one, nutrition.
Celeries are super healthy despite how relatively small and easy they are to slice up. But do not be deceived by their looks, since celeries on a per one hundred grams basis contains between thirteen to fifteen calories, an approximate seventy-five milligrams of protein, an estimated one hundred twenty-five milligrams of fructose and sugars, an average of twenty-five milligrams of fat, somewhere between one hundred fifty milligrams to one hundred sixty-five milligrams of fiber, a rounded-off figure of about eighty to eighty-five milligrams of sodium and an approximate value of three hundred milligrams of carbohydrates.
With these nutritional facts and figures of celery in mind, it would be amiss if you were to exclude such a healthy vegetable from your dog’s diet.
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There are many and various ways you can serve celery to your canine companion. It all depends on what your pet’s preferences may be.
One good way to serve celery would be to slice it up into smaller pieces that would be tiny enough for your dog to chew on and swallow. When serving celery in this manner, make sure that your dog does not gobble up multiple slices at once as the celery slices may clump up and make it harder for your pet to masticate and swallow, and may end up being a choking hazard for your pet dog.
Another way would be to puree celery. If your dog is fussy about celeries or vegetables in general, it might have some considerations into eating it in puree form. This is not specifically appealing in terms of aesthetics and some dogs are quite hard to deceive more than others, so take this suggestion lightly.
Another manner of which you can serve celery to your dog would be to fry it into a pan with a little bit of butter or olive oil. Fry it to a point that it is delectable and delicious enough for your dog’s preference.
Do not add any salt, garlic, onions or any other kinds of artificial flavorings and additives as these do not have the benefits sufficient for your dog’s overall health and well-being, and may in fact be a detriment due to the effects of these additives.
Celery As Disguised Dog Treats – How Do I Pull This One Off?!
Let us say you want to incorporate celery into your dog’s diet, but not in such a way that the endeavor seems forced or coerced in the eyes and perspective of your dog.
You want to make it as if by giving it celery, your dog sees it as a treat, a reward, even!
So, how do you pull that one off?
Firstly, you are going to need peanut butter.
“Oh no, isn’t peanut butter bad for dogs? It has Xylitol in it which according to research, is deadly for them!”
Well, then common sense dictates that you purchase the kind that does not have xylitol. You may already have an idea as to what this is going to involve you to do, but if not, you simply have to apply enough peanut butter onto the sliced up and chewable celery to entice your dog without it being suspicious of anything fishy.
A small smear or so of peanut butter will do the trick, and due to the viscosity of the stuff, most likely your dog would be too busy chewing on the peanut butter plus celery mixture and swallowing it instead of gagging and spitting the stuff out in disgust.
In closing and in conclusion to the query “Can dogs eat celery?”
We have come to a consensus which is: Yes, your dog can eat celery. As long as your dog is not fussy and picky of the stuff, feeding it should pose no issues whatsoever.
We have also discussed that celery is full of nutritious vitamins and minerals which can help in the overall health and wellness of your dog.
And we have also talked about certain ways you can prepare celery for your dog. You can give celery raw as long as you wash it properly and slice it up into small, bite-size bits.
You can also puree it if your dog is into that sort of thing, although this option is a matter of preference and not of recommendation.
And lastly, you can fry the celery with some olive oil and butter. Do not add any salt or additives when frying
As with any other food for your dog, always feed celery in moderation.