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Can Dogs Eat Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds, are not poisonous for your dog as notified by the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center,however, they do not provide them with any additional health benefits, in spite of being rich in protein, omega-6fatty acids as well as antioxidants.

These seeds are a common ingredient for making a variety of dog treats because of its rich nutty flavor.  Your four-legged friend would certainly enjoy a spoon of tahini mixed into its dog food, a handful of roasted seeds for doing a good deed, or even a bite of bread, bagel or bun having sesame as its ingredient.

Rather than the raw ones, try giving grounded seeds to them for adequate digestion.

Are sesame seeds dangerous for dogs

Small amounts of sesame seeds eaten once a while would not harm your pet, but over consumption can have an adverse effect on their digestive system because of its high content of oil and fat, leading to diarrhoea, vomiting or other health hazards.

Cooking your pet’s meals with a lot of sesame oil might also be harmful as dogs have trouble in ingesting oils.

If you have prepared your dog’s meal with sesame seeds for the first time, keep a close watch on him after he has eaten it. If you find them developing allergies or showing any other symptoms that you do not consider normal, consult your vet immediately.