Cucumber is a perfectly healthy snack for your pet, and if they enjoy the taste then it can be a great treat on a hot summer day.
Cucumber is exactly the same for dogs as it is for humans – it’s hydrating, low in calories, low fat and contains a healthy dose of potassium and Vitamin C and B. So, yes your dog can eat cucumber!
How do I feed my dog cucumber?
If you want to try and start adding cucumber to your dog’s diet, it’s recommended to make dietary changes slowly. With cucumber, it’s important to break it into chunks rather than feeding it to them whole as this is a choking hazard and is probably too much for them to eat in one sitting.
Be sure to introduce cucumber slowly, or the increased fibre and water found in cucumbers could mess with your pup’s tummy. A great way to add it into their diet is with a meal they already love. Simply cut the cucumber up into small pieces and add it to your dog’s dinner – this way they’ll get used to the flavour alongside a dish they already love.
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