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Yes, you can safely feed your dog bok choy. Bok choy is a lush green vegetable that comes attached to a stalk. The nutrient-dense components of bok choy are the leafy greens. This vegetable contains a high number of antioxidants, such as folate and Vitamin A, which are excellent for your dog’s health.

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Safe: This food is generally considered safe by the veterinary community. Dogs can eat this food sometimes or in small amounts but contains little to no nutritional value.

Food Safety Safe in moderation
Nutritional Value Folate, Vitamin A
Potential Risks possible food allergies
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Much Bok Choy Is Safe for Dogs?

Like everything you feed your dog, dogs should consume bok choy in moderation. Of course, this leafy vegetable doesn’t harm your dog’s health. However, your dog might be allergic to some of the components found in bok choy itself. Nevertheless, add a few leaves of bok choy to your dog’s food bowl daily to ensure your furry little friend gets its daily dose of folate and Vitamin A.

What Happens If a Dog Eats Too Much Bok Choy?

Nothing will happen if your dog eats too much bok choy. However, dogs should consume it in moderation, as too much of anything good is bad. Plus, feeding your dog something new can lead to food allergies you’re unaware of.

How to Prepare Bok Choy for Dogs Safely?

If you want to feed bok choy or any other type of leafy vegetable to your dog, the first thing to do is wash it properly. You can do this by rinsing the leaves under cold water to remove any dirt and debris.

Tip: remove the stems from the bok choy leaves and cut them into small pieces, so your dog can easily swallow them.

Signs Your Dog Ate Too Much Bok Choy

If your dog overeats bok choy, there are a few signs to look out for, including vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach discomfort. However, these symptoms usually reside over time and don’t require any medical attention.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, it’s safe for dogs to consume both raw and cooked bok choy as it’s packed with nutrients and antioxidants such as Vitamin A and folate.

  • Bok choy stems typically don’t contain any essential nutrients. So, removing them and feeding your dog bok choy leaves instead is best. Plus, the stems might be a choking hazard for smaller dogs.

  • Bok choy is high in fiber. Therefore, it’s excellent for dogs that suffer from stomach issues such as constipation and other gastrointestinal disorders.

About the Writer
Dan Greco , Dog Dad

Having been a dog dad for 5 years, I know how hard it is to make sure your dog gets the right nutrients and stays away from hazardous foods. With the help of a veterinarian who specializes in nutrition, I created this blog to help dog owners quickly access food information they need.

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About the Contributor
Dr. Hillary Wolfe , Veterinarian & Certified Food Therapist

Dr. Wolfe holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and holds nutrition certifications from the NAVC and CIVT. Her business, Tula Veterinary Nutrition, hosts online courses that teach owners how to cook for their pet for optimal health and longevity. Follow her on Instagram at @doctorwolfe.dvm for dog nutrition tips, recipes and insights.