Can Dogs Eat Radishes?

Yes. Dogs can eat radishes.

Presuming you can get your dog to eat them of course!

Radishes will not do your dog any harm in small quantities and can actually help add some vitamins and minerals to their diet. 

This includes the daikon radish as well as the standard red radish.

Radish nutrition

Sulforaphane – known to be a disease fighting compound in humans, but also thought to benefit dogs as well. This antioxidant is thought to help protect against cancer (among other diseases), as well as helping to detoxify the liver.

Indole-3-carbinol – another cancer fighting compound.

Vitamin C – this is less of a benefit for your dog, as they produce their own, but it certainly won’t hurt to have a little extra.

Radishes also contain: folate, riboflavin (vitamin B2), calcium, potassium, manganese and dietary fibre.

So lots of the good stuff!

Serving suggestions

You can serve radishes to your dog thinly sliced or finely chopped.

Make sure the radishes are raw and not the pickled variety.

Try feeding them to your dog straight up, or by mixing them in with their normal food.

As with most vegetables, keep the serving size small. Too much veg can upset your dog’s stomach.

As a guideline, 1-3 radishes is sufficient. Adjust accordingly to your dogs size.


Feeding small amounts of radish to your dog should not cause them any problems and can actually help them out by adding additional vitamins and minerals to their diet.

As with all new foods, try them with a small amount first and see how it sits with their digestion and keep an eye out for any allergies.

Other than that you should be fine.

Further reading: If you would like to learn more about other foods that your dog can and can’t eat, we have put together a series of articles on dog nutrition and food here. Click the links to visit.