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No, dogs should not be fed regularly to mulberries since they can pose a few health problems. While a small amount of mulberries is fine for dogs, there is always a risk of feeding unripe mulberries, which have hallucinogenic properties. Unripe mulberries can also cause digestive issues in dogs.

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Caution: This food is generally considered risky by the veterinary community. Dogs should not eat this food and should be monitored for adverse effects.

Food Safety Mulberries are safe for consumption when ripe and in moderate amounts.
Nutritional Issues Unripe mulberries can cause dogs to hallucinate, which can cause them to get hurt. They can also cause digestive issues.
Potential Risks Eating large amounts of mulberries can cause digestive issues. Some dogs can be allergic to mulberries.
Symptoms Vomiting, diarrhea, itchy skin, abdominal pain.
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Many Mulberries Are Bad for Dogs?

Now and then, a handful of ripe mulberries are completely fine for your dog. The berries make for an excellent low-calorie treat. However, feeding a huge amount of mulberries can cause digestive issues since they have insoluble fibers incompatible with a dog’s digestive system.

What Makes Mulberries Unsafe?

Ripe mulberries are safe for dogs to eat in moderation and are not toxic1. Unripe mulberries, however, can cause problems since they are hallucinogenic. The chemical compounds in the unripe berries can cause dogs to hallucinate2. When eaten in large quantities, ripe mulberries can also cause digestive issues in dogs.

What To Do If Your Dog Is Sick From Eating Too Many Mulberries?

Eating too many mulberries can cause an upset stomach in dogs due to their insoluble fiber content. If you notice digestive issues in your dog, keep a close eye on it and make sure it remains hydrated. Contact your vet if the digestive issues continue over a few days.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Not all berries are the same, and some are poisonous to dogs. Owners should conduct proper research before feeding their dogs any kind of berries.

  • You can add a handful of mulberries to your dog’s snack now and then. Mulberries can also be fed to dogs with plain oatmeal.

About the Writer
Dan Greco , Dog Dad

Having been a dog dad for 5 years, I know how hard it is to make sure your dog gets the right nutrients and stays away from hazardous foods. With the help of a veterinarian who specializes in nutrition, I created this blog to help dog owners quickly access food information they need.

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About the Contributor
Dr. Hillary Wolfe , Veterinarian & Certified Food Therapist

Dr. Wolfe holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and holds nutrition certifications from the NAVC and CIVT. Her business, Tula Veterinary Nutrition, hosts online courses that teach owners how to cook for their pet for optimal health and longevity. Follow her on Instagram at @doctorwolfe.dvm for dog nutrition tips, recipes and insights.