Your husky can eat Brussels sprouts in moderation. You should wash the Brussels sprouts and remove the hard nubby end before you cook them for your huskies. Make sure to remove the hard part and cut the Brussels sprouts in half before serving them to your dogs. We want to remove any choking hazards and the possibility to obstruct the esophagus.
After you removed the hard nubby end you can roast, boil or cook the Brussels sprouts without any spices and serve this green vegetable to your husky. Moderation is the key. Keep in mind that even a small amount of brussels sprouts can cause flatulence.
If you want to add vegetables and fruits to your dog’s diet begin slowly and carefully. Make sure you feed your dog only safe for dogs’ fruits and vegetables. And only in small amounts. Cut and chop the vegetables or fruits so that there will be no choking hazards. To start, cut the veggie or fruits into small pieces and mix them with the canned or dried food. Some dogs may like some veggies, others don’t – and that is ok. They may not be hungry or they may not think it’s tasty.
Are Brussel sprouts good for Huskies?
Brussels sprouts have no toxins and they are not poisonous to dogs but they will cause flatulence. A little flatulence is a good sign because Brussels sprouts are working and are helping the movement in the colon.
Brussels sprouts and flatulence
Why the flatulence? Brussel sprouts contain a high level of isothiocyanate. Isothiocyanates are small molecules that play an essential role in your husky’s digestive system. These molecules have the ability to push the food through the gastrointestinal tract. This is how Brussels sprouts help if your husky is constipated. I mentioned before and I will keep mentioning that moderation is the key. Even if the Brussels sprouts will clean the pipes in a natural and healthy way, too many Brussel sprouts can cause diarrhea, loose bowel movement, and even upset stomach. We don’t want that, don’t we?
As it goes with any new food that you add to your husky diet or use it as a treat, start small. One or two Brussels sprouts without the hard end part, cooked and cut in half from time to time will make a great snack.
The gas that your husky will have after eating Brussels sprouts is totally harmless and is a perfect reaction.
Why are Brussels sprouts good for your husky?
But how good are Brussel sprouts for your husky? Brussels sprouts are rich in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants that can reduce inflammations, regulates blood sugar levels, and supports digestive health and immunity.
Fiber is good for your husky
Brussels sprouts contain insoluble fiber, fiber that will help your husky if he or she is constipated. Still, you should be careful because a large amount of Brussels sprouts will cause stomach upset and diarrhea.
Vitamins found in Brussels sprouts good for your husky
This green vegetable contains vitamins A, B1, B6, K, C, manganese, folate, potassium, and fiber. Therefore, let’s talk a bit about vitamins. Vitamin K helps with building strong bones, vitamin A helps with the nervous system and with muscle health. Vitamin B also helps with the nervous system.
As far as Vitamin C goes, we already touched on this subject in other articles on this blog, dogs don’t really need more vitamin C if they are healthy. Dogs can create their own vitamin C.
Minerals found in Brussels sprouts good for your dog
I mentioned earlier about manganese and potassium. These two essential minerals will help your husky’s overall health. Potassium aids the well-functioning and health of the muscles, nervous system, and muscles. Manganese is good for bones, cartilages, collagen formation, immune system, energy production, brain, and nerve function and it protects against free radicals. Other easy-to-find sources of manganese for your husky are raspberries, beef liver, turkey liver, sardines, pumpkin seeds, and other leafy vegetables. Always research how you can feed fruits, meat, and vegetables to your dog before you add them to your dog’s diet or if you give them as a treat from time to time.
Brussels sprouts are so nutritious but don’t forget that you are feeding only a small amount to your dog, so there will not be such a huge addition to his or her diet.
Always remove the hard nubby end of the Brussels sprouts and cook the Brussels sprouts (without spices) before you give them to your dog. Cut the Brussel sprouts in two and you will avoid any choking hazard.
Can my husky eat raw Brussel sprouts?
Don’t feed raw Brussel sprouts to your husky because they are hard to eat and they could obstruct the esophagus and lead to choking.
Also, don’t feed your husky a large amount of cooked Brussels sprouts because it can depress the functioning of the thyroid gland. The same goes for cauliflowers and broccoli. As I mentioned earlier, you should remove the hard nubby end and cook the Brussels sprouts before serving them to your dog. Cut the sprouts in half. Cooked Brussel sprouts are easier to digest and there will be no choking hazards.
Can my puppy eat brussels sprouts?
A puppy should not eat Brussels sprouts or any other food besides his or her normal puppy diet. The puppy diet is different from the adult diet. You should wait at least until your dog will be one or two years old.
A puppy’s digestive system is delicate and human food can cause problems. Your husky will have plenty of time to taste and chew vegetables, fruits, and other foods that are safe for dogs. Let your puppy grow healthy and feed him or her food made for a puppy.
How many brussels sprouts can my husky eat?
Your husky should have a balanced diet. Keep in mind that when you decide to add vegetables or fruits to his or her diet, that shouldn’t be more than 10% of your husky’s daily food.
Brussel sprouts recipes for your dog
Do you like cooking for your husky? You can add some Brussels sprouts to those recipes. Still, remember to keep your dog on a balanced diet. A few Brussel sprouts from time to time will add some fiber to your dog’s diet. Let’s see homemade dog recipes with Brussel sprouts.
Brussel sprouts with carrots
- 450 grams or 1 pound Brussels sprouts, stemmed and sliced thinly
- 2 medium carrots cut into small cubes
- ½ cup chicken broth (make sure the chicken broth doesn’t have onion or spices)
Add all the ingredients to a skillet. Cover and cook on low heat for about 15-20 minutes. Check to see when the carrots are cooked.
You can buy chicken broth or just make a normal soup at home. When you’re making soup for yourself, put a cup away for your dog, before you add spices or onion. If you have some chicken with bones in the soup, make sure there will be no bones. Pass the soup through a sieve to be sure that there are no other bones left.
Brussel sprouts treats
- 450 grams or 1 pound Brussels sprouts steamed and cut in half (don’t forget to cut the nubby end)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
Cut the lightly steamed Brussels sprouts in half and saute in a pan with oil until browned. Let it cool before you serve them to your husky. Don’t feed him or her the whole amount.
Roasted Brussel sprouts in the oven
- 1 ½ pound Brussels sprouts
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat the oven to 400°F or 200 °C. Remove the damaged leaves and cut off the nubby end of the Brussels sprouts. Cut each sprout in half. Place a baking sheet on the baking tray.
Combine the halved Brussels sprouts with olive oil and toss until they are evenly coated. Put the Brussels sprouts in an even layer with the flat slices facing down.
Roast for about 20-25 minutes, until the Brussels sprouts are tender. After the Brussel sprouts are roasted let them cool off before you feed them to your dog.
Don’t feed him or her the whole portion at once. Start with only a few roasted Brussels sprouts.
Do I give Brussels sprouts to my dogs?
Your husky can eat a few Brussel sprouts. Don’t forget to wash the Brussel sprouts, remove the hard nubby end and cook them before you give them to your husky. Cut them in half to eliminate any choking hazard. Brussels sprouts are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants but you should feed your dog only a few Brussel sprouts from time to time. You can simply add them to your dog’s wet food or to your homemade dog food. Don’t add spices when you cook for your dog.
I put some Brussels sprouts to my dogs’ homemade food when is Brussels sprouts season. Usually, I mix them with some carrots and even some liver. I don’t cook too often for them, but when I can, I try to spoil them a little and they love the taste. Therefore, I give Brussels sprouts and many other fruits or veggies to my dogs.
Don’t worry if your husky will have some gas from the Brussels sprouts. A little flatulence is normal after your husky ate Brussels sprouts. You may need to open a window but that’s it. Brussel sprouts will help clean your dog’s pipes in a natural and safe way. I hope this article answered your question if your dog can eat Brussels sprouts.