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Curry has a wonderful flavor and there’s even a healthy aspect.
But is sharing with a pet dog OK? Are Indian foods off limits for canines?
Well, people do give their dogs curry dishes (without incident).
The thing is…
You have to go easy with the spices.
Only feed a mild curry to avoid disrupting your dog’s stomach. Otherwise, vomiting or have bouts of diarrhea are to be expected.
Spicy Curry Is Not Recommended For Dogs
A good rule of thumb when trying to decide whether a certain food is good for your dog or not is to compare it to dog food.
Dogs generally digest and process dog food pretty well, and you’ll notice right away that it isn’t the least bit spicy, or seasoned. It’s rather bland and has a uniform consistency.
This is what your dog is used to if you feed them their daily diet of dog food. When you give them a food like curry it’s like throwing a wrench into a finely tuned machine.
We Say Withhold Curry
Most dogs will eat just about anything, especially a nice savory curry, and especially if it’s a meat-based curry, like chicken, lamb, or beef.
You really have to be the gatekeeper and keep spicy foods away from your dog.
This is not to say that curry poses a serious health risk for dogs, the way chocolate can.
Yet, it’s still not worth giving this food to Fido
Cultures and Curries
Depending on where you are in the world you’ll have different style of curries, so the spiciness will range from being very hot and spicy, to being more mild.
Regardless of the intensity level of the spices used, you’ll want to avoid giving this to your dog.
These spices can trigger digestive issues in both humans and canines if they’re not used to eating them.
Too Many Ingredients
There are many ingredients used in most curry recipes in addition to the spices.
This means that there is a chance the curry could include other foods that aren’t good for your dog to consume.
If you do end up giving your dog people food, it’s best to give them simple foods where you know exactly what it is they’re getting.
Most peppers are off limits, but bell peppers are actually fine.
Sometimes it happens that your dog will eat a lot of curry accidentally, like if you leave a plate unattended, or they get into the pot.
In these instances be aware that they will probably have a pretty big reaction to it, either in the form of puking most of it back up, or in the form of explosive diarrhea depending on how much they ate.
Other factors include how spicy it was, and what sort of additional ingredients were used including what type of vegetables it contained.
The Bottom Line
Many dog owners say they have given their dogs curry without incident.
Fido isn’t going to savor the flavors anyway!
Instead, your dog’s stomach could be disrupted by eating curry. It’s really best to avoid feeding this particular food.