Are Peas Ok for Dogs?

Why are peas bad for dogs?

Don’t give them to dogs that have kidney problems. Peas contain purines, a naturally occurring chemical compound, also found in some food and drinks. Purines produce uric acid that’s filtered through the kidneys. Too much uric acid can lead to kidney stones and other kidney conditions.

How much peas can my dog eat?

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.

Can peas upset a dog's stomach?

1 Eating too many peas can cause your dog to experience gas and stomach distress, so feed sparingly and don’t hand it out by the handful. Don’t feed peas to dogs with kidney issues. Peas contain purines, which are normally harmless but can be dangerous for dogs with kidney disease.

Do peas cause heart problems in dogs?

Certain types of grain-free dog food seem to be involved, FDA says. Dogs fed “grain free” food based on peas, lentils or potatoes are developing an unusual condition that can cause an enlarged heart, the Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.