CAN DOGS EAT SUNFLOWER SEEDS?
Answer: Yes! (As long as they’re shelled)
Sunflower seeds have a variety of health benefits. They’re anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and heart-healthy. Perhaps their biggest claim to fame, however, is that they’re loaded with vitamin E. Vitamin E is a common ingredient in skincare products designed for humans, but it’s also important for the health of your dog’s skin, particularly to help remedy/prevent dryness. But if you’re going to feed your dog sunflower seeds as a snack, Susan Lauten of Pet Nutrition Counseling recommends that you skip the salt. Take home an unsalted variety, and most importantly, make sure the seeds are shelled before you feed them to Fido. Sunflower seed shells can be hazardous for dogs. Needless to say, they can’t chew up the shells and spit them out the way we can.