Paprika is available is different colors the best known are red, yellow and green. You can eat them as well as process them in many different dishes. Paprika is a very healthy snack and has relatively few calories. A pepper has a green stem that is not edible, further there is a core on the inside with all the small seeds that you have to remove before you eat them. That paprika is a healthy and tasty snack for people, we knew that. But does this also apply to our dog? Can a dog eat paprika? Read the blog below for the answers to these and many more questions.
What is a pepper ?
Peppers are for sale in the supermarket and greengrocer both separately and in sets of 3 (red, yellow and green), they are also available in orange only this color is not available everywhere. Paprika can simply be grown in the Netherlands. Per plant often grow 4-8 peppers, the peppers need a period of about 70 days to fully ripen. Then they are distributed to the relevant stores where we can then buy them.
Nutritional value of a paprika
As already indicated, peppers are available in different colors, but this does not make any difference to the nutritional value of the peppers: they all contain the same thing :
– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1
– Vitamin B2
– Vitamin B6
– Vitamin B12
– Vitamin C
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Dangerous for your dog ?
Paprika consists largely of water, it is no problem for a dog to eat a piece of paprika. It is important that you clean the peppers well and remove the green stalk. The seeds in the inside of the pepper must also be removed, then cut the peppers into strips or cubes so that this can be easily digested for your dog. In this way you prevent your dog from choking and it can be properly processed in the stomach / intestines of your dog.
Do I have to go to the vet ?
Of course it can always happen that your dog gets rid of you too quickly and has a bell pepper. If this pepper is unwashed, it may be that residues of vermin exterminator are still present here. This substance can be harmful to your dog, if you notice that your dog reacts differently in a certain way after eating a piece of paprika. Then it is wise to contact your vet, he can best provide you with a fitting advice in such situations.