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Yes, dogs can eat soy, and your pet is unlikely to face any adverse reactions unless they are allergic to soy. When introducing soy, begin with a very small amount. Soy is easy on the stomach and can improve your dog’s health. Excessive consumption of soy can lead to diarrhea and excessive gas.

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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 Plant protein, folic acid, amino acid
Potential Risks Allergic reaction, excessive bloating, and gas
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Much Soy is Safe for Dogs?

The amount of soy safe for your dog largely depends upon their size. If you wish to incorporate soy into your dog’s daily diet, ensure it comprises only 10 percent of daily calories.

TIP: Some commercial dog foods contain soy as a protein ingredient. Remember to consider this amount when serving your dog soy products.

How to Feed Soy to Dogs?

You can feed soy to your dog’s diet by feeding them soy-based products that are safe for them and can provide them with the required nutrients from soy protein.

You can give your dog tofu, soybeans, or other products that contain soy and are safe for dog consumption.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Dogs can eat most soy products like soybeans, tofu, and edamame beans. Always check the salt content in food before offering it to your dog. If they face adverse reactions, they may have a soy allergy.

  • No, dogs cannot eat soy sauce. Even a few licks can be harmful to your dog, which is why it is best avoided.

  • Yes, dogs can eat soy and tofu. It is important to know the ingredients when feeding your dog new food items to ensure you are not feeding them anything that can harm them.

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.