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Yes, dogs can eat okra. It contains multiple nutrients, such as magnesium, potassium, folic acid, and many vitamins. However, if fed in large quantities, okra can be hard to digest for your dog. So, be sure to feed okra in moderation. You can also serve it raw to your dog as a chew treat or boil or steam it.

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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 two times a week
Nutritional Value Minerals, vitamin C, low calories, insoluble fiber and B vitamins
Potential Risks Excessive gas, digestive issues
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

What Happens If a Dog Eats Too Much Okra?

In case your dog has eaten too much okra, you and your dog both are in for a terrible experience because it makes dogs quite gassy. The abdominal pain may cause discomfort and induce other digestive issues in dogs, like loose stool or constipation, vomiting, etc.

TIP: Keep an eye on your dog’s okra consumption. If your dog has been consistently eating okra regularly, they might develop health issues in the long-term, like kidney and renal problems.

How Much Okra is Safe for Dogs

The amount of okra your dog can safely eat highly depends on your dog’s size.

Dogs only require some nutrients from fruits and vegetables. Their main source should be a carnivore diet. Hence, when feeding your dog okra, make sure it is in small amounts, and you are only serving it a couple of times a week.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • No, dogs should not eat fried okra. Fried food is best avoided because it can be fattening for dogs and can affect their weight, causing health problems like obesity.

  • No, okra seeds are not toxic to dogs. Your dog can safely consume okra as long as it is prepared the right way for them.

  • If your dog has eaten too much okra, monitor their behavior. Your dog is likely to experience bloating, vomiting, dehydration and diarrhea.

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.