Can dogs eat Chickpeas?

@puppynut (370)
New Zealand
January 5, 2012 7:59pm CST
I often feed my dog left over food but I don't want to feed him anything that is bad for him. Does anyone know if it is ok for dogs to eat chickpeas?
4 responses
@jazzsue58 (2673)
7 Jan 12
My Dallie Frodo turns his nose up at baked beans and other pulses, yet wolfs down veggies and grains - including rice. It's recommended dogs have cereals (in the wild, they get their veggies catching and eating herbivores, gut contents and all, yuk) so I'd say try it - but tread with caution. Last Christmas, we ended up with a £200 vet bill cos our 4-month puppy found out where the Brazil nuts were stashed!
@puppynut (370)
• New Zealand
7 Jan 12
What happened when the puppy ate the brazil nuts? My dog isn't very fussy but I do try not to feed him too much in the way of beans and pulses because I'm just not sure if they are any good for him, and I don't want a big vet bill.
@jazzsue58 (2673)
7 Jan 12
Well, we didn't realise anything was wrong for a while - we just found the empty shells and said "naughty dog" as you do. But later he was sick, got v.v. lethargic, also his tummy went hard and swollen and he ran a fever. Not sure it was the nuts or something else he ate, as we also had christmas pud and things in the house and since then I've learned raisins and things are very bad for dogs. My kids may well have fed him a mince pie or something that made him ill. On a different note, he adores Brussels sprouts and peas, especially raw, so I give him things like that, and they do no harm at all (except for the antisocial aspect!) One surprising thing I learned was how many meat products found in pet food are bad for Dalmatians - beef, liver, heart etc - as their kidneys can't cope with the purines or something. Upward learning curve always, pet ownership!
@jazzsue58 (2673)
7 Jan 12
Should have said - our pet insurance still hadn't kicked in, but by the time we reached the emergency vet he had like, totally recovered! She still insisted on dosing him up and charging us bank holiday rates for it though ...
@succeednow (1052)
• Singapore
6 Jan 12
Hi puppynut, I'm no dog expert but I've kept dogs as pets before. As far as I know dogs are generally carnivorous but they do eat vegetables too. So in that sense they are omnivorous. Hence, chickpeas is OK as long as they are cooked or roasted. However, as with anything in life moderation is the key to good health. So don't feed your dog with chickpeas everyday! Have a nice day.
@puppynut (370)
• New Zealand
6 Jan 12
I've been thinking along the same lines as you so hopefully we are right! Thanks for your reply. I fed him them today with no ill effects. Just checking if anyone knows if they are actually harmful at all.
@jazzsue58 (2673)
7 Jan 12
Frodo (see below) actually retreats from the mere sight of hummus - made with chickpeas - then again, he turns his nose up at doggy treats too.
• United States
17 Sep 12
Doesn't hummus usually have a lot of garlic in it??? I'm not sure but, garlic is in the same food category as onions and onions for sure are toxic.
• Tajikistan
6 Jan 12
I think they do not eat fruits and vegetables,although my little dog ate sour grapes and krastawichki!
@puppynut (370)
• New Zealand
7 Jan 12
I did give my dog peaches once but I think it gave him hives. I also feed him a little banana but in general I don't think most fruit goes down very well for them! Sometimes they eat things that are bad for them because they like the taste. I know my dog would love it if I fed him more chocolate. Thanks for reply!
@pandora22 (869)
• Romania
11 Jan 12
yes it is ok.dogs are carnivore but it is recommended to give them also vegetables and even fruits.is is an important source of vitamins and minerals,also is good for digestion.as long as you balance the meet with vegetables it is fine.what you should avoid are bones,especially chicken ones.thay can produce the obstruction of the intestins and even ruptures.