Yes, dogs can eat zucchini, either raw or cooked. In fact, it’s very good for them! Our dog Bingo (pictured below) can’t get enough of them. Well, to be honest, he’ll happily eat anything. I have to watch or he’s snatching eggs out from under the chickens!
Here’s a bit more info on dogs eating zucchini and a few examples of dog food you can buy that has zucchini on the ingredient list.
Zucchini is also sometimes called squash, courgette, or marrow, and it’s perfectly fine for dogs to eat.
Like most vegetables, zucchini is high in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, C, and K, magnesium, potassium, and manganese – to name just a few.
If you have ever grown zucchini in your garden, you’ll know how much fruit a single plant can produce. Odds are that you and the family can’t keep on top of it! This is a good opportunity to feed some to your dog for their overall health and wellbeing.
It doesn’t matter what breed of dog you have, whether a German Shepherd, Labrador, or a pug. A little bit of grated zucchini with their usual food will go down a treat. In fact, it’s one of the best foods for German Shepherds and any other breed you’ve got.
Bingo is a Shepherd cross lab and he hasn’t had any upset stomachs, diarrhea, or any other negatives from eating courgettes.
How To Feed Dogs Zucchini
The best way to feed zucchini to your dog is simply by grating it and putting it on the side of their regular food or mixing it through. Giving your dog larger chunks or diced pieces may not be overly appetizing. Some dogs will love it and others won’t go near it!
Zucchini is very easy to grate, has high water content, and all parts of it are good for dogs. This includes the skin (extra fiber!), the inner fruit, and the seeds inside.
If you have had a meal with grilled or frilled zucchini, and you don’t mind giving leftovers and scraps to your dog, then a small amount will be fine. However, anything overly oily or seasoned would be best thrown out.
Dog Food With Zucchini
Not only can you feed your dog zucchini from the garden (or supermarket), but there is plenty of dog food for purchase that contains zucchini. Here are some examples!