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Yes, radishes are safe for dogs. Radishes improve your dog’s immune system and even help with dental hygiene. The low-calorie treat is a yummy snack for dogs who must maintain their weight and the high fiber content ensures your dog can let the load off easily. Lastly, radishes aren’t high in sugar, so even your diabetic dog can enjoy the treat.

Can Dogs Eat Radishes
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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 Vitamin C, calcium, potassium, low calorie, high fiber
Potential Risks Excessive gas, upset tummy
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Many Radishes Can Your Dog Eat?

The number of radishes your dog can eat greatly depends upon their daily calorie intake. When giving your dog snacks, you must keep in mind that snacks should only count for 10 percent of their daily calories.

A cup of sliced radishes contains 19 calories. You can figure out the safe amount for your dog by calculating their required calories per day according to their size. Then simply make sure that the amount of radishes you are feeding does not exceed the 10 percent mark for treats.

TIP: Cutting the vegetable into smaller pieces is also a good idea, especially if your dog is small.

Ways to Prepare Radishes for Your Dog?

You can make multiple different meals for your dog using radishes. This is also an excellent way to incorporate this healthy vegetable into your dog’s diet and ensure they fill their tum-tums with a well-balanced meal.

That said, your dog can also munch on raw radishes and enjoy the crunchy texture. Here is how you can feed your dog raw radishes:

  1. First, remove all the leaves attached to the radish. The green leaves can irritate your dog’s stomach.
  2. Thoroughly wash the radishes and ensure the vegetable is clean and free of pesticides.
  3. Next, peel the radish and remove parts that seem to be rough and have blemishes.
  4. Cut the radish into small pieces, making it easier for your dog to chew.
  5. Feed radishes to your dog soon after you have cut them. Once you have cut the vegetable, it begins to lose its taste, and your dog may not find it appetizing.

Signs Your Dog Too Many Figs

When you suspect your dog ate too many figs, you must keep an eye on them. Some signs you must look out for are:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Unhealthy bowel movement

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Cut the green parts of the radishes and clean the vegetable using water. Peel off the thin skin and then cut it into small pieces when serving it to your dog.

  • Yes, dogs can eat cooked radishes. However, cooked radish should be plain and not contain any spices or seasoning which are toxic to dogs.

  • All kinds of radishes are safe for your dog to consume. As long as your dog is not overeating the vegetable, it is a good option for a healthy snack.

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.