Can Dogs Eat Green Peppers?

Can Dogs Eat Green Peppers?

To many peoples surprise dogs actually love to eat bell peppers.

To a dog it doesn’t matter what color the bell pepper is – green, yellow or red as dogs love them all.

However can dogs eat green peppers safely or not?

Yes! Bell peppers are perfectly safe for dogs to eat.

If you are the type of person that likes to grow green peppers in your garden you may find that your dogs tries to help themselves to some of the peppers in you garden.

Firstly it is important to note that you should only give a few nibbles to your dog at to begin with to see if they like it or don’t.

Health Benefits of Green Peppers

There are a few health benefits for dogs when it comes to eating green peppers such as:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin E
  • B Vitamins
  • Fiber
  • Beta-carotene
  • Folate

For dogs to get the best health benefits out of the green peppers they should be eating them raw.

However to make it a bit easier for dogs to digest you can puree them in a blender or slightly cook them to break down the cell walls.

One other thing to note is that you need to remove the ends of the green peppers and cut them into thin strips so it is easy for dogs to eat.