Can Dogs Eat Sesame Seeds?

Sesame seeds are a great source of protein, omega 6 fatty acids and antioxidants. Undoubtedly, sesame seeds are good for you (unless you are allergic to them). However, the question remains: Are sesame seeds safe to share with your dog? Can dogs eat sesame seeds?

Sesame seeds are not on Pet Poison Helpline’s list of things that are poisonous to dogs and other pets, but is that fact enough to say that sesame seeds are okay for dogs to eat? We think not!

Better safe than sorry!

At the moment no reliable information exists to determine whether or not sesame seeds are safe for dogs. Therefore, we recommend that you not feed sesame seeds to your dog until more information about this topic is available.

If your dog has already had a sesame seed, tahini, or anything else containing sesame seeds, keep a close eye on her. If you notice anything suspicious, call your veterinarian.

Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds Are Okay

If you would still like to add seeds to your dog’s diet, try shelled pumpkin or sunflower seeds. So long as they’re unsalted, you can add these seeds to homemade dog meals and treats. For better digestion, grind the seeds first.

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