The quick answer: Yes, dogs can eat radishes.
Though this red, crunchy root vegetable is not toxic to dogs, your dog may not find the strong, spicy flavor of a radish very palatable. There are other more nutritious vegetables that may be better options for when you’re looking to share a veggie snack with your pup. Try feeding him sliced cucumber or carrots instead.
Benefits of radishes
Radishes aren’t especially nutritious, but they are a source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. They are low in calories and, like other healthy veggies, can make a good substitute for regular dog treats when it comes to a dog on a diet. The fibrous, rough texture of a raw radish can help to remove plaque from your dog’s teeth as he chomps down.
To serve, cut radishes into bite-sized pieces to share as a snack or on top of your dog’s meal. You can also freeze thin slices of radish for a cool, refreshing summer treat.
If your pet accidentally gobbled up cooked or raw radishes, there isn’t any reason to worry about the root vegetable itself. However, there are a few things to be wary of: