Probably not. Black licorice is flavored with the extract of the licorice plant, which is an ancient herbal remedy for upset stomachs and sore throats. Some small amount might be effective for your dog, too. However, when consumed in large quantities, licorice root could be toxic. That’s because of the compound glycyrrhizin, which can cause raised blood pressure in high amounts.
If your dog has eaten a whole bag of black licorice or other candy flavored with licorice root, it’s a good idea to contact your vet. Additionally, watch for signs of glycyrrhizin toxicity like these.
Symptoms to Watch Out For:
- Raised blood pressure
- Muscle weakness
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.