Can Dogs Eat Broad Beans

Can Dogs Eat Broad Beans

No! You cannot feed broad beans (also known as fava beans) to your dog as they are toxic. They contain an ingredient called PHA (phytohemagglutinin) which in high doses is very dangerous for your dog.

While some other types of beans may be safe for your dog to eat this particular type is not and should be avoided at all costs. Never try to feed broad beans to your dog as it can make them sick.

Because of the larger size and tougher skin it may be possible that it is more difficult to cook this particular type of bean which helps neutralize the PHA.

Most beans need to be cooked before given to dogs as in a raw state they are dangerous for dogs to eat.

But this particular bean cannot be eaten by dogs in either a raw or cooked state at all so do not try and feed fava beans to your dog.

If your dog was to eat this type of bean they will most likely try to vomit to get the bean out of their system and it is in your best interest to contact a vet right away to get your dog taken care of.


If your dog was to consume any broad beans look for the following symptoms and if you notice any of them take your dog to the vet immediately:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea