Has your dog eaten chicken korma? Are you worried the chicken korma could make your dog sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place!
In this article, we’ll take a look at what chicken korma is and whether or not it can make your dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is Chicken Korma?
Chicken korma is a type of Indian curry dish, which is spicy. It’s not spicy hot but instead is spicy in flavor. There’s a huge difference. Instead of using cumin and black pepper, chicken korma uses cardamom and cinnamon, as well as other spices.
The ingredients for chicken korma include:
- Tomato paste
- Red pepper
- Canola oil
- Heavy cream
As you can see, this is a very rich dish. But is it OK for dogs to eat chicken korma?
Chicken Korma & Dogs
Chicken korma is not really good food for dogs to eat. The reason is this dish contains some ingredients that are harmful to dogs. Onions, for instance, are toxic to dogs. Tomatoes are also toxic to dogs. And all the dairy and fat in the recipe can also be bad for a dog’s digestive tract.
Some dogs are allergic to dairy; however, in other dogs, all the fattening ingredients can lead to a painful, serious condition called pancreatitis.
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. Your dog may develop these symptoms if he has pancreatitis:
- Lack of appetite
- Painful abdomen
- Weight loss
If your dog is showing these, or other, symptoms after eating chicken korma, then it’s time to call the vet. Pancreatitis can be mild or severe. There’s no way to predict whether your dog will have a mild or severe case.
Treatment of Pancreatitis in Dogs
When you reach the vet’s, they will perform a complete physical exam of your dog. This may include lab work and other tests. Treatment of pancreatitis will depend on how severe the symptoms are.
For mild pancreatitis, the vet may prescribe an anti-nausea medication, along with pain relief and rest. They may also suggest that your dog eats small, low-fat meals for a few days until the symptoms calm down.
For severe pancreatitis, the vet may need to hospitalize your dog for a few days. Treatment may involve an IV for fluids and to administer medications. During this time, your dog will be closely observed to see if his symptoms become worse or improve. If they’re improving, the dog may be allowed to eat carefully. It can take a few days for the dog to feel well enough to go home again.
The good news is that in most cases, dogs that receive prompt medical care will make a full recovery. However, there’s a chance that your dog may suffer from chronic pancreatitis or have a higher probability of developing this condition again in the future.