Is it safe to feed Broccolli and Cauliflower to Chi's, I just wondered as I give Jake Runner Beans and Carrots and was thinking about what I could give him as a change that is not fattening and helps him to feel full.
I gave Brody several pieces of broccoli a couple months back. It was steamed and seemed so healthy for him! He loved it. Well he had HORRIBLE diarrhea from it. And bloating gas. It was awful. It just poured out of him and he even pooped in his bed at night. It took about 4 days for the diarrhea to finally stop. I will never feed broccoli again!! That was my experience.
steamed broccoli is Stottie's ultimate treat
i've never seen a dog so excited about a food before.
Diefie will eat it if he has to (he's such a piggy that he can't bare to leave it in his bowl).
They don't get it very often, maybe once a week, and they don't get much - perhaps one sprout off the main bunch or a chi mouthful.
i've never noticed any bad result after they've eaten it. if you're unsure, just give a tiny amount and see what happens.
If my husband or I are eating cooked broccolli or cooked cauliflower, we will give Bella very small amounts of it as a treat, mixed in with her dog food at meal times. She loves cooked vegetables, including cooked grean beans, cooked peas, and cooked carrots. She has no gas or stomach problems eating very small amounts of vegetables.
If you want a low fat treat you could give them green beans. Fresh or frozen, not canned as they contain a LOT of sodium. I've used them for years and all my dogs have loved them. I started using them when I had a diabetic Westie and I needed something to help fill her up without messing up her glucose
i give Minnie and Tootsie a very small piece of cooked broccoli when i make it for me. they love it and if i only give them just alittle , it agrees with them just fine. one time they were begging so much so i gave them more than just alittle and Minnie had loose stools. but since then i just give a small piece and have had no problems. they smell it when i'm cooking it and insist on getting some