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No, don’t feed your dog any wasabi. While it’s not toxic for dogs, it does contain a few ingredients that might lead to various stomach issues. For instance, wasabi can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and intestinal tract irritation in dogs.

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Dangerous: This food is generally considered a serious threat to the health and wellbeing of dogs. Please contact your vet, a veterinary hospital or pet poison control if you suspect your dog has eaten this food recently.

How Much Wasabi is Dangerous for Dogs?

While a pea-sized wasabi paste won’t harm your dog, it is typically better to stay away from this spicy paste altogether. Anything other than that can lead to an upset stomach and many other health issues.

Why Can’t Dogs Eat Wasabi?

Wasabi is spicy and hot due to a chemical known as allyl isothiocyanate. It has a strong odor, and dogs usually don’t like this. That said, you shouldn’t feed your dog wasabi because it is very spicy and can lead to vomiting and diarrhea in dogs.

Symptoms of Wasabi Poisoning in Dogs

Possible symptoms of wasabi poisoning in dogs include vomiting, excessive thirst, gas, diarrhea, stomach discomfort, bloating, and cramps.

What to Do If Your Dog Ate Wasabi

If your canine companion eats excessive amounts of wasabi, don’t be alarmed. The best thing to do is monitor its condition for a few hours. Typically, wasabi poisoning will go away on its own and won’t require a vet visit.

How Is Wasabi Poisoning Treated in Dogs?

If your dog overdoses on wasabi, the first thing to do is wash its mouth with clean water. Next, feed it plenty of water. If symptoms of wasabi poisoning persist or worsen over time, the best course of action would be to take your dog to the vet.

Common Wasabi Ingredients

  • Powdered horseradish- Powdered horseradish might not be toxic for dogs, but it can be very and lead to mouth discomfort.
  • Artificial coloring- Artificial coloring contains harmful chemicals and can be dangerous for dogs.
  • Thickening agents- This compound in store-bought wasabi is typically made up of chemicals that can harm your dog’s health.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • While wasabi is not poisonous to dogs, it is generally best to avoid feeding it to your pup. Wasabi is very spicy and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other stomach issues in dogs.

  • If your dog licks a small amount of wasabi, don’t be alarmed, as it won’t cause toxicity in dogs. Your dog will only feel a little mouth discomfort, which can be remedied by washing its mouth with water.

  • Feeding your dog spicy food items such as wasabi can lead to various stomach issues. However, these problems aren’t dangerous and don’t require a visit to the vet.

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.