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Can dogs eat kale safely?

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Dogs can safely eat kale whether the vegetable is raw, lightly cooked or dried. Kale, a member of the Brassica family that also includes cauliflower and broccoli, is a healthy addition to a canine's diet. Whether a dog is interested in eating these leafy greens varies from animal to animal.

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Some vegetables, including kale, can give a dog excessive flatulence. One way to minimize this is to chop the kale into small pieces and cook it. In general, it is recommended that a dog be given small portions initially to determine its specific reaction to the vegetable. Kale is a low-calorie food that is high in vitamins C and K, beta carotene and carotenoid pigments.

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