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Offline Cottonflower2

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Kale, good or bad?
« on: July 29, 2017, 03:07:07 PM »
My sister bought some new treats recently, which contains kale. When we looked up the ingredients, the first source (MSPCA website) said that kale is bad for dogs. The website stated "kale is high in calcium oxalate, which can cause health issues including kidney and bladder stones." But the other sources we found say different things. Some say kale is great for dogs, others say it can be beneficial but should be consumed in small doses because of digestive problems. I've never had much of a problem with trying to find a straight and truthful answer about whether a dog can or can't eat something, but this has me completely confused.

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Re: Kale, good or bad?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 07:25:10 PM »
I'm afraid that I don't have an answer as to whether or not it's good or bad, but I have advice:

If you aren't sure, I wouldn't risk it. Better safe than sorry.
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Re: Kale, good or bad?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2017, 08:38:58 PM »
Would a dog in the wild eat kale?  I know mine actually picks and eats his own blueberries, strawberries, raspberries so I am sure they are good for him.  But he won't touch vegetables unless they are cooked with a lot of butter:)  So I don't think it is the vegetables themselves.  My spoo won't even eat popcorn or chips.  He may have been reading nutrition journals?

I have no clue as to the correct answer.  One little dog that I dogsit will eat absolutely anything, so he is not a good test. Plastic bags, cat poo, kleenex anyone? Yuck.   But also broccoli if I drop it accidentally.

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Re: Kale, good or bad?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 08:53:51 PM »
Would a dog in the wild eat kale?

Mine would.  The other day I gave him raw summer squash, zucchini, carrots, celery, and bell peppers and he loved them all.

I can't find anything reliable on whether kale is safe either.

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Re: Kale, good or bad?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 07:13:23 PM »

I can't find anything reliable on whether kale is safe either.
It's a little weird that it's so difficult to find a reliable source on kale...