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Yes, mustard greens are safe for dogs to eat. In fact, they are full of nutritional value and contain vitamins A, C, and K. They are also a great source of fiber. Cook them plain and serve some chopped up or mix it into their kibble to ensure your dog is consuming a hearty and balanced meal.

Mustard Greens
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Beneficial: This food is generally considered beneficial by the veterinary community. Dogs can get nutritional value from this food if added to a dogs regular diet.

Food Safety Safe in moderate amounts
Nutritional Value Vitamins A, C, and K, fiber, magnesium, iron, and calcium
Benefits Improves immune system, boosts your dog’s eye health, helps maintain digestive functions
Daily Serving A quarter cup of cooked mustard leaves
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How to Feed Mustard Greens to Dogs?

The best way to prepare and feed mustard greens to your dog while retaining their nutritional value is by steaming them.

Chop up the vegetable and offer it to your dog as a snack. You can mix the vegetable into your dog’s meal or offer it on its own.

TIP: If you want to offer your dog a crunchy, healthy snack, break the mustard greens and lay them on a cookie sheet. Bake them for a few minutes, and then serve them to your dog as a treat.

How Much Mustard Greens Can Dogs Eat?

A quarter to a half cup is enough for your dog. However, it is best to consider your dog’s regular meal, size, breed, and daily calorie intake before serving mustard greens to your dog.

If you have already served them a high-fiber meal, avoid giving mustard greens since they also contain fiber and can cause loose stools.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Mustard green stems can be hard to swallow and can cause an intestinal blockage. It is best to offer only the leaves to your dog.

  • No, raw greens are unsuitable for dogs since they have sensitive stomachs, and it will be hard for them to digest them. Offer cooked mustard greens to your dog, so they can easily eat them.

  • Yes, mustard greens are toxic for dogs since they contain harmful compounds. You can offer cooked mustard greens to your dog instead.

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.