Yes, dogs can eat sunflower seeds in moderation.
Sunflower seeds are good sources of minerals, vitamins and monounsaturated fat which are healthy fat. The vitamin E in sunflower seeds can improve dog’s skin and coat, Eating one ounce sunflower seeds can meet dog’s daily vitamin E needs. Sunflower seeds are high in iron and low in saturated fat, so they can be used to make the dog treats like dog biscuit and dog bread.
In addition sunflower seeds have a magical effect that they could make your dog release stress and relax. New research shows that sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin B8 and selenium, and they can make the dog feel better and happier. They can be used to treat depression and neurasthenia. If you have a sensitive dog, sunflower seeds are the best dog treats for them.
You should feed shelled sunflower seeds, because sunflower seed shells are bad for dog’s digestion and absorption. You’d better choose the unsalted as large consumption of salt is bad for dog’s coat.
It’s important to note that some dogs are allergic to sunflower seeds. If you feed sunflower seeds at the first time, you should give a little bit and observe dog’s reaction to test for allergy. Avoid sunflower seeds if the dog has any allergies.
Although sunflower seeds and are safe for dogs, you should limit the sunflower seeds intake, because eating too much high-fat foods can cause vomiting and even pancreatitis. Sunflower seeds are a healthy treat for training, dogs enjoy eating them.