Can dogs eat beet greens?

Yes, but it’s not a good idea. While beet greens are not toxic, they can cause or complicate other medical issues with your canine because the vegetable contains some compounds that can be harmful.

While packed with vitamins and minerals, beet greens also contain calcium oxalate, which, over time, can lead to kidney and bladder stones. While having stones isn’t fatal, they are painful and their removal may require surgery, which is always a risk for dogs. Other leafy vegetables similar to beet greens that also contain calcium oxalate and should be avoided by dogs prone to kidney or bladder stones are Swiss chard, kale, leeks, okra, parsley, quinoa, collard greens, and roots of beets.

In small doses, beet greens (and other calcium oxalate-containing vegetables) should not harm your dog, however, given the wide variety of options that can be given as treats, most experts suggest feeding your canine something else as a treat.

Cucumber, carrots, and green beans are each guilt-free options that are healthy for dogs.



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