Peas are legumes the most famous preparation is probably pea soup, delicious during the cold winter months to warm up again. Peas just like green beans, broad beans and kidney beans come from a pod. These pods grow on a tree, the pea tree. But if your dog is actually allowed to eat peas, they are not dangerous or even toxic to your four-legged friend. Read the blog below for the answers to your questions.
What are peas?
In most cases, peas are eaten when they are peeled and are therefore no longer in the pod. They are either in pots or you can get them raw in the supermarket. There are lots of different peas think of this:
There are many more different types of peas available, for us the best known is the ‘normal’ green pea. This is often for sale in pot or tin, but also great as a complete pod where you have to get the fruit yourself.
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Dangerous for your dog?
Peas fall into the category legumes, legumes are by definition dangerous for dogs when they are raw. This has to do with the fact that in raw legumes the dust is tannin, this substance is made harmless by cooking the peas. If the peas are cooked, it is wise to purée them. This way your dog can process and digest them better and you avoid annoying situations and choking and suffocation.
Do I have to go to a vet?
If your dog has received an uncooked peas or the complete pod, it may be that he becomes nauseous. If you feel that your dog behaves differently and you do not completely trust it, it is always advisable to consult your veterinarian. Your veterinarian can often give you the best advice, which you can do best in a given situation.