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Can dogs eat peas safely?

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Dogs can eat peas safely. Peas are a good source of potassium, zinc, iron and several vitamins. Depending on the size of the dog, 1 or 2 tablespoons of peas is recommended. The dietary fiber in peas also helps overweight dogs feel full thereby reducing the dog's intake.

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Dogs can eat raw or cooked peas, but cooked peas are softer and easier to digest. Peas also promote bowel movements, but feeding dogs too large a quantity of peas can cause diarrhea and gastrointestinal problems. Experts recommend giving peas or any vegetables only as part of a balanced diet. They shouldn't make up more than 25 percent of the dog's diet.

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