Nutrition plus low calories? Yes, please! And celery may aid in tackling doggy breath by cleaning his teeth. Of course, it doesn’t replace regular teeth brushing, but it can help!
- Phytonutrient antioxidants (which may be good for arthritic dog)
- Amino acids
- Folic acid
- Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 C, and others
- Fiber (soluble and insoluble)
Phthalide relaxes the smooth muscles inside blood vessel walls. This enables them to dilate so that blood can flow easier, hence lowering blood pressure. Along with all the high nutritional value, celery is a veritable cocktail of health in a stalk.
Celery can help prevent:
- Heart disease
The phthalides may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
Celery juice may help dogs with joint pain or arthritis.
Wash thoroughly (get rid of those pesky pesticides!)
Remove the leaves and stringy bits (this reduces the chances of choking).
Cut up into small pieces (about 1 – 3 inches).
Steam or boil, then cut up into small pieces.
A few pieces.
Don’t overdo it or you’ll find your pooch using the potty more than necessary. On the plus side, it will flush out toxins. On the con side, your pup needs to tinkle more. Too much celery could also lead to stomach upset and diarrhea, so moderation is key!
Celery is also in our series “20 Super Veggies for Dogs”:
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Note: This article is for information purposes only and is not intended for medical advice. Please consult your veterinarian on your dog’s health needs.