Can Dogs Eat Cucumbers?

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The answer is a big YES! Cucumbers are an excellent, healthy treat. They are especially good for pets that need to lose weight, as their low-calorie content offers. Cucumbers also have high water content. This crunchy vegetable is actually 96 percent water, which makes it a tasty and hydrating summer treat or after long walks. How to feed your dog cucumbers safely. 

If your pet has not had them before, it can cause your dog to be gastrointestinal upset if introduce it on a big amount. According to the AKC. It’s always better to introduce it slowly with small pieces for them to try.

Remember it is always important to slowly introduce any new food into your dog’s diet and to watch for any bad reactions. Veterinarians recommend treats should follow the 10% rule, meaning they should only make up 10% of your dog's diet, according to the AKC.  

Here are some ideas to serve Cucumbers

• Combine peeled and chunk cucumbers as a topper on your dogs kibble meals. • Slice cucumbers into rounds and remove the soft seedy center. Stuff cucumber slices with peanut butter or dog yogurt. Use this as treat to your dog.

• Freeze chunks or spears of peeled cucumber for a teething treat for your puppy.

• If your dog likes to wolf down their food, chop the cucumber into a manageable size for them.

• Use cut pieces of cucumber as topper on Happy puzzle toy along side with peanut butter.


If you are looking for other single ingredient dog treats, Come Here Buddy offers Apple, Sweet Potato, Beef Liver & Chicken Fillet.