Can my dog eat Wasabi?

By Julie •  Updated: 11/24/19 •  1 min read
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Can my dog eat Wasabi? Not safe for dogs to eat


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Wasabi plants are in the Brassicaceae family and are related to horseradish and mustard. The plants originate in Japan, where they’re usually made in to a paste and used with sushi, etc. Wasabi has become somewhat endangered and is quite expensive, so it’s not easy to find these days. Most wasabi in restaurants is actually made from horseradish, rather than the wasabi plant.

Can my dog eat wasabi? Can my puppy eat wasabi? No, wasabi is generally not recommended for dogs. It doesn’t contain any toxins for dogs; instead, it’s too spicy for your pup. It can cause burning of the mouth, throat, stomach and digestive tract. What if my dog ate wasabi? If your dog has eaten wasabi, he will probably be sick to his stomach, vomit and even have diarrhea. He could also experience excessive gas. So, don’t feed wasabi to your dog. You may find videos of dog owners giving their dogs wasabi and then see the dog’s reaction. This is animal cruelty—please don’t give your dog wasabi even in fun to see his reaction.

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Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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