We all know how healthy vegetables are for us and its very common for a beagle parent to allow his pooch to taste a vegetable once in a while. But not all the vegetables that we consume are safe for beagles. So what vegetables can beagles eat?
Beagles can eat vegetables like carrots, broccoli, cabbage, green beans, pumpkin, spinach, asparagus. In fact, they can be a healthy addition to a beagles’ diet. Occasional treats of ripe tomatoes, peas, and sweet potato are fine too.
I have made a massive list of 32 vegetables that are safe for your beagle to eat and added a safe feeding guide for each one of them. So let get started with the list.
Things to Remember
Quite a few people believe that beagles are carnivorous and just need meat to survive, but it’s not true. Beagles are omnivores and they need a balanced diet of meat and plants. Beagles are descendants of wolves and wolves in the wild rely on meat as well as plants for nutrients.
However, you need to make sure to give them vegetables mostly as treats and should not replace meat.
The next thing to keep a note on is whether or not a vegetable suits your beagle’s digestion. While introducing a new vegetable to your beagle, feed a small amount at first and if you notice loose motions then stop.
Vegetables that Beagles can Eat
Carrots can be a healthy and low-in-calory add-on for your beagle. The safest way to feed carrots to your beagle is by pealing its skin and chopping it off in small pieces. You can either use it as treats or add it as a topping.
You can also give a frozen carrot to your beagle when he is teething, it will help with the irritation.
Yes, its safe to feed broccoli to a beagle. It is a good source of fiber and vitamin C for a dog. However, Broccoli should be used as an occasional treat and should not be fed more than 10% of a beagle’s daily intake.
You can give raw as well as boiled broccoli to your beagle, just make sure to cut it in small pieces.
Beagles can safely eat celery. It is a good source of fiber, vitamins (A, C, K), and potassium. Celery is low in fat and makes a perfect weight-loss treat for a beagle.
Even though celery is healthy, it should be fed as a meal. Although, it can be a good replacement for treats.
Yes, a beagle can eat Green Peas. They are a good source of vitamins (A, k, and B), iron, and zinc. However, it is not recommended to feed them if your beagle has kidney problems.
Green peas should be fed occasionally. Too much consumption can also cause kidney stones to a beagle. Do not feed green peas to a puppy, they can choke on it.
Beagles can eat spinach, but it is advised to give it in small quantities. Even though spinach is a good source of vitamin A, b, C, and K, it is high in oxalic acid which can cause kidney damage.
Spinach should not be given on a regular basis as it can cause stress on the kidney. It is recommended to feed steamed spinach to a beagle as raw could be difficult to digest.
Beagles can eat bananas. In fact, they are a healthy source of potassium and vitamin B6. However, they have a high sugar level and should not be fed in high quality.
There are many ways to feed banana to your beagle. You can mash it and mix it with his food, or put it in kong, or cut it in small pieces and use it as treats.
Yes, beans are safe for a beagle to eat. However, they should be cooked and fed in moderation. High-quantity consumption can cause gas and constipation to your beagle.
Beetroot is healthy and a good source of vitamin C and fiber for a beagle. Just make sure to cut them in small pieces to prevent the risk of choking. Feed them in lower quantities as Beetroots can cause gas and diarrhea.
Yes, beagles can eat all types of cabbage. In fact, it has quite a few health benefits. Cabbage can improve digestion and good for the beagle’s skin. But it can cause gas, so it is advised to feed in moderation. You can use occasionally as toppings to your dog’s meal.
An occasional feeding of cooked Cauliflower in small quantities is perfectly fine for a beagle. Do not feed it raw or else it could lead to gas.
Cucumbers are safe to feed a beagle. They are low in fats and calories making it a perfect snack for weight-loss. To prevent your beagle from chowing, cut a cucumber in small pieces before feeding it.
Corns are usually safe for beagles. However, they are hard to digest so introduce them to your beagle in small quantities. Also, keep a check for any allergy symptoms in your dog.
A very small portion of Ginger is safe for a beagle to eat. It can prove a healthy aid for stomach upset and nausea. You can peel the skin and mince the yellow part of ginger and add it in your beagle’s meal once in a while.
Beagles can safely eat Groundnuts or peanuts. However, they are high in fats and difficult to digest so do not use them as treats on a regular basis. Do not feed salted or roasted peanuts to your beagle as they are not safe.
Lettuce is safe to eat for beagles. It’s low in calories and makes a perfect snack for an overweight beagle. But they are fibrous and hard to digest to feed it in moderation.
Plain Olives are safe to feed a beagle. They have healthy nutrients but should be fed in moderation. Make sure to cut them in pieces before feeding them, to avoid chocking.
Pumpkins are perfectly safe for beagles. They are a good source of fiber and contains antioxidants which are good for the beagle’s fur. Pumpkins can also help in weight loss.
Sprinkling a small quantity of parley on a beagle’s food is perfectly safe. It can even help freshen the breath of the beagle.
Potatoes contain solanine which is toxic for a beagle. However, baking or boiling a potato will reduce the toxic level and make it safe for a beagle to eat. It is advised to not feed potatoes to over-weight beagles.
Soybeans are digestible and completely safe for beagles to eat. In fact, many dog-food recipes consist of soybeans. But start with feeding it in low quantity and check for any sign of allergies.
Radish is completely safe for a beagle to eat in moderation. It is a rich source of vitamin C and low in calories. It is also beneficial for the beagle’s dental health.
Ripe Tomatoes are safe for beagles if fed in moderation. However, unripped and green tomatoes are harmful to beagles as they have a high amount of solanine.
It is safe for beagles to eat Zucchini. It contains fiber, vitamins, and other minerals. It is low in fat and high in calories making it a healthy snack for a beagle.
Bell Pepper / Capsicum
Greem, red, yellow, orange; all the Bell Peppers or capsicum are perfectly safe to feed a beagle. However, introduce it slowly. Remove all the seeds and steps from it before feeding.
Moderate quantities of Brussels Sprouts are completely safe for beagles. They are rich in fiber, vitamins, and other nutrients and can improve blood circulation in beagles. The only downside to feeling Brussels Sprouts to a beagle is that it can cause gas.
Beagles can eat Acorn Squash without any health complications. It contains Vitamin A and C which are good for eyes and the dog’s immunity.
Alfalfa Sprouts are healthy for beagles. You can add them to your beagle’s meal.
Giving your beagle cooked Amaranth is safe and healthy. Even puppies can consume it occasionally in small quantities.
Beagles can safely eat Rosemary. It is good for a beagle’s heart as well as digestion.
Water Chestnuts are safe for beagles. It is advised to feed them in moderation as they can be difficult to digest.
Occasional treats of baked, boiled, or mashed sweet potatoes are perfectly fine for a beagle. You can even mix it with your beagle’s dog-food.
A small amount of Cassava is fine for a beagle. However, it should not be fed in high quantities as they are toxic to dogs.
Consult your vet before feeding any new food to your beagle. Introduce new food slowly and gradually. If you notice any signs of allergies then take your pooch to the vet immediately.