Can peas be harmful to dogs? Spring is the season for fresh peas, straight from the garden or farmer’s market. Keeping in mind that fruits and vegetables are not necessary to a dog’s diet and should be thought of as an occasional treat, peas are not toxic or poisonous to dogs.
How much peas can I give my dog? A handful of peas is way too many to give even a big dog. Peas should always be fed in moderation to prevent flatulence and bloat. Stick to a teaspoon of peas for small breeds and a tablespoon for larger breeds. If your dog has never eaten peas before, feed them only one or two to see how they take to them.
Are dogs allowed cooked peas? Yes, dogs can eat peas! Most varieties of green peas are fine including snow peas, sugar snap peas, garden and English peas.
Do peas cause heart problems in dogs? In August 2021, researchers from Tufts University published a study that indicated that peas may be a leading dog food ingredient contributing to a rise in diet-associated canine heart disease (DCM) in dogs.