Celery

Can Dogs Eat Celery?

YES, dogs can eat celery.

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Benefits of Feeding Your Dog Celery

In fact, when you consider the health benefits of this vegetable, there is no reason why you should not feed celery to your dog in small amounts as a snack!

Celery is from the same family with parsley and fennel, the Umbelliferae family. It can grow to the height of up to 16 inches. The white celery is grown shaded from direct sunlight, thus has less chlorophyll, compared to its greener counterparts

Juicing for Health says the ribs of celery are crunchy and are often used to make soup or salad. It has a salty taste, so celery juice is a good mix with the sweeter fruit juices. Depending on variety, some may taste very salty.

Although you should not feed celery leaves to your dog, they are filled with vitamin A. The stems of celery are an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C with rich supplies of potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and plenty essential amino acids.

Nutrients in the fiber are released during juicing, aiding bowel movements. The natural organic sodium (salt) in celery is very safe for consumption, in fact is essential for the dog’s body.

Celery has always been associated with lowering of blood pressure. When combined with other juices, it provides different formula that helps other conditions.

The high amounts of vitamin C in celery promote a healthy immune system.

Celery contains pthalides, which have been shown to lower blood pressure by relaxing the muscles around the arteries and allowing vessels to dilate. The calcium, magnesium, and potassium in celery also help regulate blood pressure.

The pthalides in celery may also lower cholesterol by increasing bile acid secretion.

Celery is also a natural diuretic that stimulates urine production and can help eliminate excess fluids, thereby promoting good kidney and urinary tract health in your pet.

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Celery is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help with ailments attributed to inflammation such as arthritis. If your dog is arthritic, try adding some celery juice or chopped pieces of celery to its food.

While many foods lose nutrients during cooking, most of the compounds in celery hold up well during cooking.

Lots of dogs love chewing on a stick of celery. Others are picky and don’t like them. The best way to feed celery is to cut it up into small sticks. Sometimes dog love to eat them with some peanut butter on top. It is a very healthy snack! A mixture of celery in your dog’s food can be quite good for their health.

When Not to Feed Your Dog Celery

If you want to be extra careful, string the celery before feeding them since it may cause intestinal blockage due to some dog digestive problems.

Just like all other sorts of fruits and vegetables, please make sure not to put too much celery in your dog’s food. Even though dogs can eat celery and it is good for them, any kind of food in high quantity should be avoided so as to not cause an upset stomach. Also, if your dog has never had celery before, you should introduce it to him slowly, feeding just a little bit at a time.

Comments

  1. Jubie says

    no way?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! You are sooo sososososos lucky! My mommy daddy and brother never give me their food!!!!!!!!!! i want to have celery too especially with peanut butter!!!!!!!!!!!! Although my sissy, Robby (nickname) sneaks me food on her fingers. She lets me lappydy lap up the tangerine juice that comes from her snack. i wish they could give me more! I will be sure to let them see this!!!!

    Jubie Sushi Shin

  2. Mr.Pepper says

    Ma DOWGS Loves dat reEses peanut bUtter cupz,butz it’s be a givenz dem da shitz and day teedths be a fallins outz… as a mattr o fax, one has lots all his teedths and the otert a pit bull mastiffs mixter has un single tooth left,its a front tooth…so i be a changen his name ta snaggelz, short for snaggy………do’s anybodyz knows of whats I be’s a doIns wrongs, whiz is my dowgs gay…dayz be a humpin each other sumtin fureus

  3. says

    My 3 year old German Shepherd dog Trent eats;
    quinoa , rice. lentils. beans, split green peas etc… fish
    almonds , sunflower seeds , sesame seeds , flax seeds ,pumpkin seeds
    fresh coconut flax seed oil and fish oil,
    all kinds of fruits and vegetables except Onions and Grapes, he even eats radishes!!!!
    Apple cider Vinegar with all his meals and kefir once a day
    I never have feed him dog food because I think it is not healthy.
    He is very healthy and full of energy , and his coat is brilliant shinny

  4. Peggy says

    How do you know how much to give him? Do you make up a mix of all these things? I wouild love to get my dog off dog food.

  5. tundrastorm says

    I’m a tamaskan wolf cross and I like to go in my hoomans garden and munch on carrot tops, asparagus and stick celery once a week. And other times its salad stuff like young spinach, barley grass and blueberries. But all other times is raw meaty bones, chicken carcass, salmon heads, veal and a goat from time to time. I also like a bit of goats yoghurt with cranberries, flax seed, lentils, cucumber, sea greens.. Goes down a treat.
    Winter is good, bone stock stew with quinoa and bit pearl barley :-)

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