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Can Dogs Eat Bell Peppers? The Good and The Bad

By Jacquelyn Kennedy
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We love our dogs and always keep them as our first priority. We treat them like our family members and want to give them the best.

Then why do we compromise with the food?

I don’t like to rely completely on dog foods, and I like to feed my dog all kinds of foods, like bell peppers, sunflower seeds, etc.

But, can dogs eat bell peppers!?

Well, that’s exactly what I’ll be talking about today! So, get ready to learn about your dog and bell peppers in detail!

Let’s dive in!

The Bell Pepper Color Theory: Red, Yellow, and Green!

So, as you may know, bell peppers come in three different colors, red, yellow, and green.

But, does the color even matter?

Can dogs eat bell peppersWell, to your doggy friend, the color doesn’t actually matter much. I’ll tell you one little secret; The red bell pepper is my doggy’s favorite! It’s because the red bell peppers are somewhat sweet and crunchy!

In fact, the red bell pepper is stuffed with more vitamins and nutrients than the other ones.

We are not through yet! When there comes a question of safety, you must not compromise!
What is the safety graph?

Are Bell Peppers Safe for Your Dog?

Don’t worry! I’ve got some good news for you!

Yes, It’s true! Bell Peppers are safe to consume for your doggy friend! Bell peppers bestow vitamins! Like the Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B.

Apart from that…

They are stuffed with fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, folate, beta-carotene, and they are very high in vitamin C.

Glad to find that out?

Let’s talk more about them peppers! The red bell pepper is filled with even more vitamins and nutrients than the yellow and green ones!

Now, I know what you’re wondering. Are they even good for your fluffy buddy…

Well, the verdict is that they are good for your doggy friend to consume but from time to time.

And, to add the cherry on top, vitamin E is also good for your doggy’s skin and hair! Vitamin C helps boost your dog’s immunity, so this means no more visits to veterinary clinics!

What about Red Bell Peppers, Then?

Well, the answer is fair enough!

All dogs have different taste buds, like human beings. Some dogs love red bell peppers, some do not. Your doggy friend may even experience an upset stomach after eating these.

So, do not overload on the very first day!

Feed him the red bell peppers in little amounts and wait and watch! It will be better if you serve red bell peppers in puree form, steamed before serving.

Moving on…

Can your dog have Green Bell Peppers?

Well…I can say Yes!

Like red bell peppers, green ones are also filled with vitamins and beta-carotene.

These are undoubtedly beneficial for your doggy friend. This is found in many vegetables, but green bell pepper is the richest source. It helps fight against cancer.

His vision will be improved, and signs related to arthritis will also vanish!

But, don’t jump the gun just yet!

Just like red ones, feed these to your doggy in moderate amounts.

Your furry friend will surely like this one.

What’s Interesting About the Yellow Ones?

The crunchy meal!

Yellow bell peppers are known to be crispy and juicy. And they’re also crunchy while you chew them!

Your dogs gonna enjoy this treat!

This is, in fact, full of nutrients. It is somewhat sweet as well as sour in taste.

Your dog can consume this one even in its raw form. But I advise you to saute it first, then serve. Your dog will not suffer from muscle cramps.

And you know that the excess of everything is bad.

So, serve him moderate amounts at first.

My doggy enjoys this one!

A Superhit Recipe! A Simple Treat: Bell Pepper fingers

Preparation time: 7 minutes
Total time: 7 minutes
Calories per serving: 0
Fat per serving: 0

Ingredients: Bell Peppers (Any)


  1. Take bell peppers, remove the seeds, and remove the core.
  2. Remove the ends.
  3. Cut into thin strips like fingers
  4. Saute them
  5. And serve in a bowl

You can even refrigerate the sliced strips and can serve them in the future.
Also, you can serve them by making a combination with other vegetables.

There’s more where that comes from!

Other Vegetables That Can be Used as Combination with Bell Peppers: A Healthy Snack!

1. Carrots
2. Asparagus
3. Zucchini
4. Cucumber
5. Broccoli

Can use these in combination with “Bell Peppers” and can make a yummy and healthy snack.

Offer him a healthy diet.

Your furry roommate is going to love this!

Benefits With The Bell Peppers

  • No more poo sound
  • A detoxification tool
  • Say bye-bye to fats
  • No more health hazards

Bell Peppers have tremendous health benefits.

Are you ready to know?

1. No More Fart Noises! (Bye, Felicia!)

If your dog is facing flatulence, he must be feeling gassy.

In that case, bell peppers are boon for your friend!

It is just as good for human beings, too. You can also try this one if you have gas troubles like your dog.

So, both of you can enjoy it. This opinion is also economical as you don’t have to buy something extra.

Jokes Apart.

Try this! No more gassy environment in your home.

I can bet you it’ll work!

2. Doggy Detox!

Bell peppers help your dog detoxify his body.

Especially the green one!

Green-colored bell pepper is full of chlorophyll. And chlorophyll promotes detoxification.

So you will be happy to know that detoxification promotes immunity. So, this is going to make him more immune and active! The symptoms like pain and cramps also get vanished.

You can see the difference when they lick your cheeks and play with you.

3. Bye, Fats! Hello #FitDog

As I have told you that Bell Peppers promote detoxification.

With detoxification, Bell peppers help in clearing extra fat from your dog’s body.

Serve him some goodness thrice a week.

It’ll help get rid of extra fat. Your partner will be more active.

Even you can try this. Maybe you’ll shed those extra pounds that you’ve been meaning to, too!

4. Health Issues? No Way!

Hmm.. that sounds something interesting. Right?

Well, I’ll explain.

Do you know that bell peppers help fight against cancers and relieve symptoms of arthritis?

I don’t want to lose my love just because of these serious diseases. I want to live with him forever.

So bell peppers are best for him. They contain beta-carotene, which is the best weapon against cancerous cells.

It helps prevents diseases like Cancer.

Bell peppers belong to the nightshade plants family. All nightshade plants family has this characteristic.

Bell Peppers also help relieve symptoms of arthritis. No more joint pains!

This is a good snack for larger dogs that have problems with their joints…

I think you agree with me.

Eh, Let’s Talk About The If’s and But’s!

  • Do it sparingly: Go sparingly, do not rush or be in a hurry, and do not overload your friend with bell peppers.

It can make him sick.

Just serve him a small amount. Bell peppers may force him to pass loose stool.

  • Check before you buy: Check before you buy bell peppers. They must not be wrinkled.

They should be free from any spots, especially the white spots.

If your dog eats those, his body temperature may rise.

  • Clear all the seeds: Clear all the seeds from bell peppers before you serve. As seeds inside the bell peppers can make him feel nauseous, they may even throw up.

My dog cannot chew those seeds. So clear these seeds before. This can make him sick.

  • Saute before you serve: Saute the raw ones before serving. Raw can make him feel tasteless.

Saute ones will be soft and yummy too. The chewing process will be easy. No cramps in the abdomen as your friend can chew the sauteed ones.

Making Sense of All Of This: Final Words Before I Go!

In a nutshell. Don’t choose according to colors but choose the fresh one. Fresh food is always in favor of your friend.

Whatever you do, you should do it sparingly! So, go sparingly! You are doing an experiment. So, you should do this experiment with patience.

Bell Peppers are good for your dog. They are safe enough.

Have some burning queries? Let me know. I will help you in every way that I can!

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Jacquelyn Kennedy

PetDT was founded by Jacquelyn Kennedy, a dog lover and pet admirer. She built the website to provide pet owners with information, experiences, and opinions on breeds, temperament, personalities, health, nutrition, products, and care.