Can dogs have okra


Can dogs have okra?

My puppy is currently eating okra in her morning meal. Is there any risk that she will get a case of diarrhoea from eating okra?

Thank you.

Answer

We have no idea whether it could cause diarrhoea in your dog. If the okra was raw or undercooked it might be a hazard to dogs, but you will need to ask your vet.

Expertise

As it's a plant this would be one of the plants that could cause vomiting or diarrhoea in the dog.

I am interested in how your dog is coping with the new environment and what your experience has been with her

Answer

How old is your dog? How long has she had the new home/kennel/dog?

I have taken her back to her regular vet for a check up.

Is she eating well?

Does she have any issues sleeping?

Where does she have the best nights sleep?

Is she not wanting to eat at all?

Has she been vomiting?

If yes, is there anything in the vomit?

Have you noticed any changes in her behaviour?

We hope you find your answers to all of these questions.

I would be happy to keep you posted on how your dog is getting on.

Expertise

We have not posted any articles on dog poop but there are links to a good guide on this from the RSPCA about dog health and fitness.

As it's a plant this would be one of the plants that could cause vomiting or diarrhoea in the dog.

I am interested in how your dog is coping with the new environment and what your experience has been with her

Answer

I hope your vet will advise you that it is ok to have okra in your dogs diet. You could discuss this with him/her.

I found this site while searching for information on plant matter that could cause your dog's vomiting and diarrhoea.

A friend has advised me that she has had an okra bush in her garden and has been eating okra leaves for about a month now. She has also had it in the house once and not seen any problems with it.

I find it strange that okra contns a certn saponin which, according to this site, should not be eaten because it may cause vomiting in the dog. This site also says that the plant contns an alkaloid which can cause anaemia. Both of these facts are also true of chrysanthemums.

I would not say that okra is definitely going to cause vomiting in a dog but it would be wise to avoid it or at least to find out if your dog is allergic to it.

I really do think you need to discuss this with your vet.

If your dog continues to vomit or suffer diarrhoea after a few days then he may be in need of an urgent course of antibiotics.

If he continues to be unwell after a few days, I would discuss this with your vet and take him to see him.

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