About pak choi
Pak choi, also known as or pok choi or bok choy, is a type of Chinese cabbage particularly popular in southern China and Southeast Asia. Considered to be one of Asia’s most important vegetables, pak choi is believed to have been cultivated for more than 5,000 years. What about pak choi for dogs though?
Nutrients in pak choi
Pak choi is rich in vitamins A, C, K and beta-Carotene and a good source of vitamins B6 and B9 (folate). Rich in fibre, it’s also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, manganese, potassium and sodium.
Benefits of pak choi for dogs
Highly nutritious, pak choi is ideal for feeding to your dog occasionally. It’s low in calories, rich in fibre and packed with beneficial antioxidants. Particularly are the greener parts of the leaves.
Always wash your dog’s pak choi to remove dirt and contaminants though. Then finely dice in order to minimise the risk of choking.
Thereafter, simply cook as you would cabbage or kale. Purée or finely dice and lightly cook a little pak choi and add to your dog’s existing food if you’re still feeding commercial dog food.
As a dog nutritionist, I’m a firm believer in the benefits of pak choi for dogs.