Maybe. Licorice root can be toxic to dogs in large amounts. It contains the compound glycyrrhizin, which can raise blood pressure in dogs. However, a small amount of licorice is unlikely to cause harm. Dogs should generally avoid sugar, though. And licorice has minimal nutritional value for your pet.
Symptoms to Look For
If your dog eats licorice, particularly in large quantities, seek veterinary care if you notice these symptoms:
- Increased blood pressure
- Muscle weakness
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