Parsley for the dog. Can a dog eat parsley?

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Parsley for the dog. Can a dog eat parsley?


Parsley root is an indispensable ingredient of every healthy soup. Parsley also has many health-promoting properties that most of us have not heard about … Is it worth including it in your pet’s diet?

What does parsley contain?

The white parsley root contains only 50 kcal per 100 g. It is rich in vitamins A, C, fiber and potassium. Thanks to this, parsley is an excellent help in digestive system disorders and hypertension. It contains flavonoids and other health-promoting substances that give the parsley root a delicate diuretic, disinfectant and relaxant effect on the pelvic muscles. Consuming this vegetable supports the excretion of toxins from the body, stimulates the secretion of saliva and gastric juices, and regulates the work of the pancreas.

Parsley root can also bring relief to people suffering from rheumatic pains. Due to the content of apiol, parsley is not recommended for pregnant women – too high doses may cause uterine contractions and pain. On the other hand, small amounts of the decoction can soothe menstrual pain.

Can a dog eat parsley?

Parsley root is not toxic to pets. Its diuretic properties can be beneficial in pets suffering from various urinary ailments, such as cystitis. The fiber contained in parsley will improve the digestive tract in case of constipation or diarrhea. However, it should be remembered that too much dietary fiber can cause digestive disorders.

Unfortunately, parsley does not have a very attractive taste or smell, which is why most dogs will despise it. So if we want to smuggle a bit of this root into our pet, we can cook it and then grate it or blend it and mix it with our pet’s favorite fruit. Such a mousse can not only be a tasty addition in a dog’s bowl – it is also suitable for filling kong toys and various silicone licking mats.

Author: Aleksandra Prochocka

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