The amount of kale (and other green vegetables) fed to dogs in moderate amounts aren’t nearly enough to cause thallium poisoning.
No matter how good kale is for your dog, a good quality dog food is going to give them all of the nutrition they need. If you are worried your dog is deficient in a certain nutrient or vitamin, you should discuss it with your veterinarian before you alter their diet. Sometimes less is more, and that’s certainly true in the case of vegetables and dogs.
In January, Kale Chips' elderly owner surrendered the dog to Chicago Animal Care and Control. And then One Tail At a Time, which takes in endangered dogs from shelters around the Chicago area, stepped in.
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Kale also has high levels of lutein, which helps support the health of the eyes. People and dogs with aging eyes or failing eyesight could benefit from daily servings of kale. Combined with the beta carotenes (the nutrient found in carrots), kale has more of an effect on the eyesight than carrots do. If your dog is starting to lose their vision, you should talk to your vet about whether or not kale will help prolong their eyesight.A dog’s digestive system isn’t the best at digesting plants. Their organs are suited to breaking down meat, so too many vegetables are going to create some problems. Too much kale, no matter how good it is for them, is going to lead to diarrhea or loose stools. If this happens, you should stop feeding the kale and resume their regular diet.Some dogs are prone to developing kidney stones, and these dogs definitely shouldn’t eat kale. The oxalic acid has been shown to aid in the formation of kidney stones. If your dog has a history of kidney stones, it’s likely that they’re already on a specialized diet to help reduce how many minerals are being introduced into their diet. You shouldn’t add anything to their diet unless your veterinarian has specifically told you it’s okay. Even the slightest imbalance can lead to the development of stones.Kale Chips likes going on walks, squirrel watching and sitting outside in the sun, according to One Tail at a Time . His ideal home would be a single family home with a fenced in yard with owners who aren't gone long hours. He gets along with other dogs, likes people, can live with cats and would be fine with respectful older children.