Can Dogs Eat Okara? – Nutrition Card

Okara is a soybean by-product generated from the production of soy milk and tofu from soybeans.

Benefits of Okara

Improves intestinal flora

Okara is fermentable by microorganisms beneficial to intestinal health, such as Bifidobacterium bifidum, so regular consumption feeds the gut bacteria.

Increases mineral absorption

This food promotes the absorption of minerals such as calcium and therefore helps to maintain healthy bones, so it can be introduced to the diet of senior dogs.

Warning of Okara

Dogs can be allergic to soy, so if your dog presents vomiting, diarrhea, pain, or decay it is better to suspend this food and consult a veterinarian.

If your dog has hypothyroidism, it is better not to give Okara because it can block the function of an enzyme necessary for the thyroid to produce hormones.

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As a dog and cat owner, Maria has a passion for her pets, and her mission is to help other pet owners live comfortably with each other by writing articles on pet-related topics. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and experiences on raising and spending time with furry friends, and she is always willing to learn from others' experiences.