Broccoli is good for dogs
Broccoli contains the substance isothiocyanate, some dogs can not properly process isothiocyanate which can cause nauseous and stomach cramps. Isothiocyanate is a chemical that occurs in broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Broccoli can also create intestinal gas that can lead to abdominal pain. If your dog is not sensitive to this, then his little bits of broccoli will not harm your dog. It is not advisable to give your dog a lot of broccoli as large amounts of broccoli (and therefore isothiocyanate) can lead to thyroid problems.
The origin of isothiocyanate
Isothiocyanate arises because broccoli removes sulfur substances from the soil during growth, isothiocyanate is created from a natural chemical reaction between the sulfur present in the broccoli and oxygen. The characteristic strong broccoli door that is released during cooking consists in part of the sulfur present in the broccoli.
It is therefore important that you, as a dog owner, know about the dangers of some food and plants. What is normal for a person to eat can be very toxic to a dog (eg chocolate, sweetener, nuts, onion, garlic etc.). Plants in the home and around the house can also be dangerous. Puppyplaats has put a large number of toxic substances on a list to make owners aware of the dangers. Especially young dogs are at greater risk than adult dogs, because puppies are much more susceptible to toxic substances than large adult dogs.