The herb itself is secure for canines. But not all dogs respond to it favourably. After consuming it, some dogs may experience stomach upset, diarrhoea, or vomiting.
Dogs’ stomachs are extremely delicate. Digestion issues could result from even a minor change in the dog food they were feeding. Therefore, if you want to give your dog some peppermint treats, do so very gradually and keep an eye out for any discomfort like vomiting or bloating.
How does peppermint affect dogs?
Peppermint isn’t necessarily toxic to dogs, it can still upset their stomachs, so it’s best to keep it out of the reach of your pets unless it’s in treats made especially for them and in a controlled amount.
It’s wise to only give your pet dog food and keep human treats out of their reach. Pet owners, continue reading to learn how to use mint oils safely around your canine companions. Before feeding your dog, pay close attention to the ingredients in the food.
Is peppermint beneficial for dogs?
This is why consulting your veterinarian before giving your dog peppermint is crucial.
The use of products with peppermint as one of the ingredients can help with skin irritation and repel fleas, according to all the sources, so that’s something.
Concerning whether peppermint benefits dogs in the same way that it does humans, there is a lot of contradictory information available.
There are various varieties of mint. The following types are safe for dogs:
What Should I Do If My Dog Eats A Peppermint Candy Cane?
Candy canes and other peppermint candies intended for humans should never be given to dogs. Verifying the candy cane’s ingredients should be your first step. Just beware of an upset stomach if they only contain granulated sugar and/or high fructose corn syrup. Your dog ought to be fine.
But if they consumed sugar-free candy canes that contained Xylitol, call your veterinarian right away. Follow their advice and keep an eye out for any signs of distress in your pet, such as lethargy.
These candies typically contain Xylitol, which can result in acute hepatic necrosis (toxic injury to the liver). In other words, it’s risky and might harm the liver.
Keep your dog away from peppermint candy canes for their safety.