Yes, edamame is safe for your dog to eat in moderation. Whether you serve edamame steamed, cooked, or raw, your dog can happily munch away. Edamame is nontoxic and has multiple beneficial ingredients like fiber, calcium, Omega-3, and protein.
|Safe in a small amount
|High fiber protein content, vitamin C, healthy fats
|Allergic reaction, choking, bloating and gassiness, dehydration
How Much Edamame is Safe for Dogs?
Before you serve a large helping of edamame to your dog, remember: edamame is not a substitute for regular pet food. As with other dog-safe vegetables, while edamame is a healthy snack, it should always be given in moderation.
When your furry companion is chomping on edamame for the first time, feed them one or two beans from the pod. Beginning the feeding process slowly will help you determine if your dog has a soy allergy,2 as edamame is immature soybeans.
If your dog has no allergic reaction, you can give a small serving of plain edamame, boiled, steamed, or raw.
How to Prepare Edamame For Dogs
You can cook or steam the vegetable over the stove. Insert a fork in them to ensure they have softened. Next, remove the pod and serve a few beans to your dog.
Humans tend to eat edamame with delicious added flavors and seasonings like garlic and salt. However, dogs cannot consume these same added spices as products like garlic could be toxic to dogs. Ensure you only serve plain edamame to your dog.
Raw edamame is also safe for your pup and offers a convenient quick and healthy treat. Remove the pod before giving them the edamame, though, because raw pods and beans can pose a choking hazard.
Watch for the following signs of an allergic reaction to soy:
- Hair loss
- Excessive scratching
- Eyelid inflammation
- Ear infections
If your dog exhibits any one or a combination of these allergic reaction symptoms, please contact your local veterinarian immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, dogs can eat soybeans safely, and as long as it is in moderation, there is no need to worry. However, many dogs are allergic to soy, and it is best to monitor your dog after they have consumed soybeans to ensure there is no allergic reaction.
Generally, edamame pods are safe. However, they can be a choking hazard and can be difficult to digest for some dogs. If your dog has a sensitive tummy, remove the pods and only give your canine the beans.
No, edamame beans prepared as people’s food can be toxic for dogs because of the seasonings and should not be fed to dogs. However, plain edamame beans are perfectly safe in moderation and healthy for dogs.