The Short Answer is:
It is okay for dogs to eat frozen peas. One of the biggest benefits of adding frozen peas to your dog’s diet is the nutrients it will give. Peas like other vegetables contain many nutrients. Additionally adding frozen peas to your dog’s diet will give the food a different texture.
In this research you will know the answer to the query “Can Dogs Eat Frozen Peas?“.
Dog owners ask some very specific questions and in todays blog post I will answer one of them.
“Can dogs eat frozen peas?” is the question.
We often imagine dogs with bones and only associate them with meat in our minds but dogs need to eat both meat and vegetables for a well-balanced diet.
Furthermore I supplement my dogs diet with peelings stalks and cores from vegetables such as sweet potatoes broccoli and cauliflower.
Thus I was intrigued by this question about frozen peas enough to do some research and write an research about it.
Lets get started shall we?
Can dogs eat frozen peas?
It is okay for dogs to eat frozen peas- there are only a few advantages and one disadvantage to including them in their diet.
Here are some pros to consider.
One of the biggest benefits of adding frozen peas to your dogs diet is the nutrients it will give.
Peas like other vegetables contain many nutrients and I’ll go into more detail later.
Additionally adding frozen peas to your dogs diet will give the food a different texture.
A dogs main concern when it comes to food is that it smells delicious.
Although they are not sure what role texture plays scientists are convinced that it is important.
On hot days frozen peas can be added to a water bowl like mini ice cubes to keep the water as cool as possible.
If you have a puppy using frozen peas might not be a good idea.
As we all know puppies do not need much motivation to turn the water bowl into an entertaining albeit messy game!
At the beginning of this section I mentioned that frozen peas might have a disadvantage.
A small possibility exists that some dogs may choke on frozen peas which I consider a “con.”.
A misdirected frozen pea may get stuck in a dogs throat causing them to choke if you have a dog that inhales food instead of chewing it. I have a dog like that.
What is the nutritional value of frozen peas?
Frozen peas contain the same nutritional value as of fresh peas but with the added benefit of ice!
Peas have very low-calorie content.
There are about 84 calories in 100g of this product.
There are 78% water in peas 16% carbohydrates 5.4% protein and barely any fat (0.2%).
Vitamins A C and K are also abundant in them
Why would you feed a dog frozen peas?
A dog owners main attraction to feeding their dog frozen peas rather than any other type of pea is convenience.
Taking frozen peas out of the freezer and pouring them over your dogs food is an easy way to feed your dog.
The peas do not have to be shelled the water does not have to be drained and nothing has to be heated or cooked.
Frozen peas also offer the convenience of deciding how many your dog needs and then just returning the bag to the freezer.
Thats in contrast to feeding your dog canned peas which unless you feed them the entire can will require you to find a Tupperware container or bag to store the leftover peas in.
How many frozen peas should I give my dog?
I believe that if you are looking to add frozen peas to your dogs diet your dog should already be eating a well-balanced diet.
Frozen peas are fantastic as a treat for your dog but they should not be considered a necessity.
Making complete homemade dog food is quite the challenge unless you are extremely experienced have lots of free time and are willing to do a lot of research.
You are likely to blow your mind trying to figure out where peas or any other vegetable fits into that mix!
It is because I tried to do it.
As a general rule dog treats should not make up more than 10% of your dogs total food intake.
As mentioned earlier this rule was created to control the number of biscuits your dog eats and although peas are healthier than biscuits its still a good rule to follow.
If I were thinking about adding frozen peas to their diet I feed my dogs around 500g of raw meat per day.
I should feed them 50g of frozen peas and 450g of raw meat.
What is the best-frozen vegetable for my dog?
Nowadays frozen vegetables are widely available year-round giving us a huge variety to choose from.
Our dogs can eat most vegetables with no problems and they are very nutritious.
Vegetables that are potentially toxic and should never be fed to dogs are the exceptions.
The next section will provide more details on these.
Any other vegetable can be added to your dogs menu.
For us or our dogs the best-frozen vegetable does not exist.
Life is spiced up with variety as the saying goes.
You should feed your dog a variety of frozen vegetables if you want them to eat frozen vegetables.
Obviously this does not mean that they should consume a new vegetable every single day but over the course of a few months they certainly should.
Vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals which your dog will be able to take advantage of.
Are there any frozen vegetables that are dangerous to dogs?
Dogs should not be fed some vegetables because they are toxic.
Asparagus avocados tomatoes onions and mushrooms are also among them.
Vegetables have such a long and diverse list from my point of view.
What is the point of giving your dog vegetables that are considered harmful by experts?
If you want to read more about dog food tips read here: Dog Food Tips and Tricks.