Can My Dog Eat This? - Cucumber

Can My Dog Eat This? - Cucumber

This is our latest post in the series covering foods that your dog can / should eat or avoid completely. We break it down into bitesize articles and will cover everything from artichokes to antelope! These are all extracts from Jo’s upcoming book called “Can My Dog Eat This?”

Today, we're talking cool cucumbers!

Cucumbers are great for dogs! They contain vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and magnesium, so a great addition to your dog’s diet when fed in moderation.

Cucumbers have a 96% water content, and a satisfying crunch and juicy texture that dogs seem to enjoy, so a great treat to keep your dog hydrated on a hot day.

They are only about 1% sugar by weight, and one cup of chopped cucumbers has about 1 gram of dietary fibre and 16 calories. This can make cucumbers a good treat option for dogs on a diet or with diabetes.

Caution: The skin and seeds of a cucumber can be upsetting to a dog’s stomach, so suggest removing these before feeding.

Stay tuned for more "Can My Dog Eat This?" posts.

About these posts...

More and more owners are moving away from processed dry and tinned foods towards more natural, healthy diets for their pets. With this shift comes considerable confusion and misinformation. Are blackberries poisonous? Is garlic good or bad for dogs? What about avocado?

There is an important distinction between what dogs can eat and what dogs should eat. As with humans, dogs need a balanced diet to thrive. These posts will hopefully give you a steer in the right direction!