Can Dogs Eat Mustard?

Can dogs eat mustard?“Can dogs eat mustard?” is a question you might find yourself looking an answer for if you are a dog owner who likes mustard. Well, to answer your question, it’s best not to give condiment mustard to your dog as mustard seeds are toxic to dogs, and condiment mustard is made out of mustard seeds. Mustard greens, though, are safe for a dog to eat in low quantities.

Mustard Can Induce Vomiting in Dogs

As mustard is toxic to dogs, it can induce vomiting and diarrhea in dogs, and in the case your dog has eaten anything seriously dangerous for her, you might find that mustard has a use for dogs after all. A lot of the times when a dog has eaten something she should not have, a veterinarian might recommend to feed the dog a bit of mustard mixed with water in order to induce vomiting.

My Dog Already Ate Some Mustard

If your dog already had a bit of mustard, don’t worry, a small quantity probably won’t have any serious ill effects on her health, however, if you dog had a good amount of mustard, it’s probably for the best to contact a veterinarian.

In Conclusion

If you like to occasionally eat mustard, good, mustard actually has quite a few health benefits for us humans, however, do not give or let your dog eat mustard unless your veterinarian has ordered you to do so to induce vomiting after your dog has accidentally eaten something even more dangerous than mustard.

 

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