Dogs can eat cauliflower in moderation. Cauliflower is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants, it’s good for dogs.
Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable. Cauliflower is a good source of vitamins and soluble fiber which can help with digestion and clean dog’s teeth. Vitamins have antioxidant abilities can reduce the risk of many diseases, including inflammation and aging.
Research shows that cauliflower contains powerful carcinogen blockers named isothiocyanate which can prevent cancer cells from spreading. But at the same time you need to note that isothiocyanate may irritate the bowels and cause a lot of gas, so dogs can’t eat too much cauliflower and keep the amount of cauliflower less than 5% in dog’s regular food.
Cauliflower and broccoli look same except for color. Most studies show that both cauliflower and broccoli contain the same nutrient content, but broccoli contains a higher level of carotene and dietary fiber than cauliflower. In general, broccoli offers more nutritional value and better flavor than cauliflower.
Dogs can eat either raw or cooked cauliflower. You can chop them into small cubes to make them easier to digest. If your dogs like the cooked cauliflower, steaming or stir frying is better than boiling as these cooking methods retain most of the nutrients, but boiling will make the loss of nutrients.
In conclusion, dogs can eat cauliflower in moderation. Cauliflower is safe and health for dogs.