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Sesame seeds find their way into many recipes. Think bagels, breads and hamburger buns!
Are you wondering if there is any reason dogs should not be allowed to partake?
Here’s the deal:
While you can never rule out the possibility of an allergic reaction, sharing some sesame seeds is usually uneventful.
There’s no need to worry if your dog already had a taste!
Sesame seeds are actually super healthy considering all the protein and other vitamins. Still, there are key reasons to limit your pet’s portions.
In Moderation, Your Dog Can Have Sesame Seeds
Even humans consume only small amounts. A hungry hound should be no different.
Go easy and there is nothing harmful about sharing sesame seeds with your dog.
They are a great nutritional supplement when they are served smartly.
Sensibly Share Sesame Seeds
The trick is to be thoughtful when giving your dog delicious sesame seeds. All foods, but especially this type, require rationing.
High carbohydrates combined with calorie density makes this a sensible sesame seed policy — this is despite the high levels of healthy natural oils, magnesium, iron, calcium and fiber.
Sesame seeds are a health food but everything in moderation!
Cookies, Pretzels And Buns?
Clearly sesame seeds are nutritious. The problem is people foods that incorporate these seeds tend to be:
- Hamburger buns
Or how about attached to a big bad bagel?
Heck, sometimes they even show up on sushi rolls.
Obviously these are poor feeding choices for a precious pet dog. Sesame seeds on a McDonald’s Big Mac is much different than sprinkling a bit onto canine chow.
Doubts About Dog Digestion
There is another potential drawback to sharing sesame seeds with a favorite furry friend…
You may see them, undigested, in your buddy’s bowel movements which is an indication the seeds are not being broken down.
Thankfully there is usually nothing to be alarmed about if this is the case with your dog.
Different Types of Seeds
While we are on the topic of sesame seeds, let’s touch on other kinds of seeds.
Many fruits, watermelon for example, contain seeds or pits.
These are not edible. Well-cared for animals should not be allowed to consume seeds found inside fruit.
So, you see, these foods are healthy though they require preparation.
FYI: Chia seeds have fabulous nutritional benefits and dogs can partake!
The Bottom Line
A bit of sesame won’t harm your dog. They are not toxic and allergic reactions are quite rare.
Sprinkling of these seeds makes for an excellent addition to meals just as long as you limit your dog’s portions.
And sesame seeds are one thing — but when they’re stuck to a doughy bagel or fattening burger bun it becomes a bad idea!