Just two ingredients make these easy kale chips for dogs for a quick and healthy treat. Grain-free and low carb these make a great snack.
These kale chips could be enjoyed by yourself too, so you may want to share.
I was surprised how crazy my dogs went for these baked treats. I've added kale into their food which they happily eat but the reaction to the bowl of kale chips was a lively and excited pack.
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CAN DOGS EAT KALE?
You can feed kale to your dog raw or cooked, but raw can be more difficult to digest so you may want to finely chop it or puree it first.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF KALE FOR DOGS
Kale can provide several health benefits for dogs, including:
- High in Antioxidants - Kale is a rich source of antioxidants which can help protect against cellular damage and boost the immune system.
- Rich in Vitamins and Minerals - Kale is a great source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, and iron, which are essential for maintaining good overall health.
- Aids Digestion - Kale is high in fiber, which can help promote healthy digestion and prevent constipation in dogs.
- Supports Healthy Skin and Coat - Kale contains essential fatty acids that can help maintain healthy skin and a shiny coat.
Although kale is a great food for dogs, there is one issue for dogs with kidney issues and they should avoid kale. Tis is because kale contains oxalates which can bind with calcium and form kidney stones in some dogs.
Some dogs may react to kale with bloating and gas, so also give kale in small portions to your dog at first.
Remember to go slowly when introducing new foods. And we recommend checking with your veterinarian first if your dog has any digestive issues or other health concerns.
Just 2 ingredients make this healthy homemade dog treat.
Ensure you wash the kale thoroughly before use.
The coconut oil can be replaced with olive oil.
HOW TO MAKE KALE CHIPS FOR DOGS
We bake these kale chips in the oven but they could also be made in the air fryer.
Remove stalks from leaves
Massage the oil into the kale leaves
Place on a baking tray and bake
Once cool, treats can be given
These homemade kale chips can be given as a treat or added to your dog food as a topper.
Keep the baked kale chips in an airtight container and they should last up to 5 days.
HOW MUCH KALE SHOULD I GIVE MY DOG?
Kale should not make up more than 10% of your dogs daily diet allowance, as with any cruciferous vegetable.
MORE HOMEMADE DOG TREATS
Homemade Kale Chips for Dogs
- 4 stalks kale
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Remove the stems from the kale stalks and place the leaves in a medium mixing bowl. Roughly tear the leaves into smaller pieces.
- Pour the coconut oil over the leaves and massage it into them.
- Place the leaves onto the baking tray and bake for 15 minutes until crispy. Bake for longer if they have not yet crisped. You don't want them brown though, just firm.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool before giving the treat.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.