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Yes, your dog can consume snap peas without you getting anxious about their health. Snap peas are a great healthy snack for your dog, especially if you are trying to maintain their weight since they are low-fat and contain few calories.

Snap Peas
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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, occasionally
Nutritional Value Vitamins A and C, folate, thiamine, low-fat and low-calorie
Potential Risks Abdominal distress, constipation, diarrhea
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 Snap Peas to Your Dogs?

We have answered your question: can dogs eat snap peas? Now how do you feed them?

Your dog can enjoy snap peas in different ways. You can serve them raw or cook them without any seasoning. When serving snap peas, cut them into small bits to ensure your doggy can digest them and doesn’t choke on them.

TIP: Be extra careful with your small dog, and cut snap peas into very small pieces before serving any.

Avoid giving frozen snap peas because they will be difficult to digest and can cause abdominal distress. It is better to thaw them before serving them to your doggy.

How Many Snap Peas Can Your Dog Eat Safely?

Snap peas aren’t supposed to be a daily treat nor a substitute for your dog’s main source of nutrition.

You can give your dog four to five pieces of snap peas. It is important to remember that once every week is enough, and excessively feeding snap peas can lead to tummy problems.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, dogs can eat sugar snap peas. You can give your dog a few pieces of sugar snap peas occasionally. If your dog has kidney problems, it is best to consult your vet before feeding them sugar snap peas.

  • Yes, your dog can eat snow peas. Snow peas, snap peas and sugar snap peas are all from the same family and safe for dog consumption, occasionally in small amounts.

  • Yes, dogs can eat plain cooked peas. However, you cannot give your dog leftover cooked peas, which are people’s food, because they may have seasoning and spices that can harm your dog.

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.