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Yes, cilantro is safe for dogs, so if your pet has munched on these aromatic herbs, you need not worry. In fact, it has a few nutritional benefits as well, and a few leaves will help put digestive troubles away. Make sure you don’t feed them too much because your doggy may end up with an upset tummy.

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Safe: This food is generally considered safe by the veterinary community. Dogs can eat this food sometimes or in small amounts but contains little to no nutritional value.

Food Safety Safe in moderation
Nutritional Value Vitamin A, C, and K, Antioxidants
Potential Risks Digestive issues
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Much Cilantro Is Safe for Dogs?

Cilantro is safe in small quantities. An excessive quantity of any edible item can affect your dog. So, if your doggy has been naughty and chewed off a few of your cilantro leaves, it is okay. (No wonder you are asking can dogs eat cilantro)

Still, keeping an eye on their digestive functions is better to ensure the stems aren’t causing them any trouble. When you give cilantro to your dog yourself, only offer a few leaves.

TIP: Your sweet pet deserves to be treated like royalty too. So, sprinkle a pinch of cilantro leaves on their food when serving.

What Happens if Your Dog Eats Too Much Cilantro?

Your furry friend is going to experience a tummy ache and loose stools if they eat a bunch of cilantro leaves.

It may not be harmful, but it can cause them a lot of distress. Also, your dog could be allergic to the herb. Hence, when introducing any type of food, always do so in small quantities and keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t have an allergic reaction.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Not all herbs are safe for dogs. Hence, it is always best to make sure the herb you want to feed your dog is safe for their consumption.

  • Cilantro seeds are commonly known as coriander and are safe for consumption. However, you must know that they contain little to no nutritional value.

  • Cilantro is safe for your dog’s consumption. If your pet eats excessive cilantro, they are likely to get diarrhea.

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.