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Can my Siberian husky eat bell peppers?

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Yes, your husky can eat bell peppers. Crunchy, sweet, and tasty, bell peppers are a great treat for your husky from time to time. You can share some bell pepper pieces with your dog. Don’t cut too many pieces for your husky. Feed him a piece and see if he likes it. My male husky likes bell peppers but my female husky doesn’t approve the taste. She would rather chew some carrot slices. But let’s back up and find out why bell peppers are good for your dog.

Why are bell peppers good for your dog?

Your husky can eat green bell peppers, red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, or orange bell peppers. No matter the color, bell pepper contains vitamins and antioxidants. Still, red bell peppers are richer in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, lutein, iron and fiber, than the green, yellow, or orange bell peppers.

Your husky can live without eating red bell peppers but these sweet veggies are a great treat that you can safely share with your buddy. If you have bell peppers in your garden or in your kitchen you can share a few pieces with your dog. Bell peppers are safe for dogs and they are also low in calories. A few pieces of red bell pepper are a sweet and low-calorie treat.

Can my Siberian husky eat red bell peppers?

Your Siberian husky can eat red bell peppers. Bell peppers are a good source of beta-carotene, are low in calorie and low in sodium. Beta carotene transforms in vitamin A in your dog’s body. I talked about beta carotene when we discussed if your husky can eat carrots. Vitamin A helps to support healthy eyesight, skin, muscle, nerves, and coat. Other foods, besides red bell peppers, that contain beta-carotene are carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, and cantaloupe. There are plenty of vegetables or fruits that contain beta-carotene. Feed your husky only vegetables and fruits that are good for dogs. Herbs can also contain beta-carotene. A few safe for dogs herbs that contain beta-carotene are cilantro or coriander. So, a few steamed or dehydrated pieces of red bell pepper from time to time are a great treat for your husky.

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Can my Siberian husky eat green or yellow bell peppers?

Yes, your husky can also eat green or yellow bell peppers. Cook or dehydrate the green or yellow bell pepper if you think that your dog will have a problem digesting it. Yellow peppers and green peppers are a fun treat for your dog from time to time. They don’t have as much vitamin A as the red bell pepper but they are still healthy options for your dog.

How much red bell pepper can my husky eat?

You should feed your husky only small amounts of red bell pepper. If you have a big husky boy or a big husky girl you can feed him or her half of bell pepper per day. If your dog is medium-size or small, give him about a quarter of bell pepper. Don’t feed your puppy bell peppers. Keep your young husky puppy on a well-balanced puppy diet. As it goes for any new food, start small. Feed your husky a small amount of new food and see if he or she likes it and how his or her body reacts to eat. Always remember that treats shouldn’t be more than 10% of your husky’s daily diet.

How can I feed bell pepper to my husky?

Rinse the vegetables or fruits before you feed them to your husky. Always remove the bell pepper’s steam and seeds before you give bell pepper to your dog. The bell pepper’s skin can be hard to be digested by your husky. Raw bell peppers may be hard to digest by dogs due to the high fiber content. Still, not all dogs the same. If you think that your husky can’t properly digest raw bell peppers, you can feed him or her cooked red bell peppers. Your husky can eat steamed, grilled, puree, or dehydrated bell peppers. The easiest way to cook bell peppers for your husky is to prepare some pieces in a pan without oil. Or steam the bell pepper pieces. It really depends on what you find less time-consuming. 

Last thoughts on can my husky eat bell peppers

Red bell peppers, yellow bell peppers, and green bell peppers are safe for dogs. You husky can eat bell peppers. Just don’t feed him too much. A half of bell pepper or 2 slices are more than enough now and then. There are plenty of fun treats to try so don’t stick with one. Always see if your dog’s stomach approves the new food. The easiest way to see how he reacts is to check his or her stool. I hope you find this article useful.

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Alexandra

Dog and Siberian husky lover. I love training, exercising and playing around with my two huskies. Always trying new foods, recipes and striving to give them the best possible dog life.

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