black eyed peas

Can Dogs eat Cooked Black eyed peas?

Yes, dogs can eat cooked black-eyed peas. If you want to feed black-eyed peas to your dog it is best practice to cook them before serving them instead of trying to feed raw peas/beans to your dog. Uncooked peas are almost indigestible and can make your dog gassy and may upset his stomach. Cooked black peas would be easily digestible and are a good source of Protein, Fiber, and essential Vitamins.

One thing to keep in mind while feeding black peas is to make sure you don’t feed too many black-eyed peas as it is not good for your dog’s tummy. You can use it as a: treat, meal once in a while, or mixing/topping it with other dog food.

1. Health Benefits of black-eyed Peas:

Black-eyed peas are a good source of Carbohydrates, Protein, Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K.
These peas have Vitamin K that regulates the blood level of your dog and prevents blood clots.
Adding black-eyed peas to the diet of your dog can help your dog to lose fat faster as it has a good amount of protein and dietary fiber in it plus it has a very small amount of fats in it.
Black Peas strengthen the immune system of your dog. They work as an antioxidant and prevent your dog from constipation.
After finding these benefits it is a good idea to have black-eyed peas in your dog meal.

2. How to prepare black-eyed peas for your dog?

“Beans have to be prepared the way they would be for people,” explains Purina Senior Nutritionist Jan Dempsey.
You can serve beans in many different ways to your dog but in all cases, they need to be cooked. Cook the peas as you want with add any salt or seasoning to them. If you don’t know any recipe or want to find a new one then there are many ways to cook black-eyed peas for your dog but here are a few of them:

1. Boiled Peas:

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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup black-eyed peas
  • Water
Directions:
  • Wash the peas before cooking them. If you have time soak the peas for a night that will help cooking them evenly.
  • Now drain the soaked peas and rinse them under running water.
  • Move peas in a pot and add enough water in it that will cover peas by about 1-2 inches.
  • Start boiling them on medium heat. Once the water starts to boil reduce the heat to low and keep peas on simmer for about an hour.
  • About 1-2 hours, when peas start looking tender or water is almost gone, it’s time to stop boiling them.
  • Drain the water if there is any left and cool the peas. After it is cool you can serve it to your dog or store it in an airtight container to serve it later.

2. Black-eyed peas with Rice:

peas with rices
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup black-eyed peas
  • 1 cup White Rice
  • 1/2 cup of Tofu
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower oil
Directions:
  • Put 2 cups of water in a pot, add 1 cup of rice in the pot and start boiling it on high heat.
  • As the water starts to boil stir rice, put the lid on, and turn heat to a simmer.
  • Keep it on simmer for 18-20 minutes and then remove it from the heat.
  • While cooking the rice, boil black-eyed peas as described in the above recipe.
  • Chop Tofu into small pieces.
  • After that, put cooked Rice and black-eyed peas with chopped tofu in a bowl and add 1 spoon of sunflower to it.
  • Now mix all of them and it is ready to serve your dog.

3. Black-eyed peas with other Dog Food:

Just cook black-eyed peas as mentioned in the first recipe and add them to any dog food that your dog likes and this meal would be great for your dog. You can also mesh the peas and mix that with the food.

3. Is pea protein good for dogs?

Dogs are omnivorous and they can take protein both from plants and animals. The protein from peas is a plant-based protein, and plant-based protein lacks amino acids needed by the dog's body, but these amino acids are generally fulfilled by other ingredients found in your dog's food.
So there is no harm to your dog from pea’s protein as long as he/she is having other things to eat. black-eyed peas have a relatively large amount of protein in them as compared to other food ingredients that are good for your dog's health. Hence, pea’s protein is good for dogs but it should not be replaced with meat at all.

4. Are black beans dangerous for dogs?

Black beans are not dangerous for your dog. If a dog eats a lot of raw beans it might upset his stomach or get stuck in the airways of your dog.
Feeding a lot of cooked beans can also make your dog gassy. So try to feed cooked beans moderately, feeding this way will make your dog healthy.

5. Cautions when feeding black-eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas can be beneficial in keeping your dog healthy and getting important nutrients, but there are some things that you need to keep in your mind if you want to feed black-eyed peas to your dog:

  • If your dog has any kind of kidney problem don’t feed them any kind of peas.
  • Avoid canned and Baked beans for your dog.
  • Feed moderately and not too often.

Conclusion

You can feed your dog cooked black-eyed peas as they are healthy for your dog. Keeping the frequency of feeding black-eyed peas per week low is better for your dog So, black-eyed peas should be considered as a side dish instead of making it the main one for your dog but if you want you to use them as topping daily.
Try to feed cooked black-eyed peas with any other dog food or rice, in this way he/she will get all the nutrition needed for his/her body.
Your dog might be a little gassy after eating those peas/beans but it would be healthy for your dog.