Maybe. Peppermint is not toxic to dogs, but in some cases, it may give your dog an upset stomach.
In particular, avoid any peppermint candy or products that contain xylitol or pennyroyal oil. Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that highly toxic to dogs and can lead to hypoglycemia, liver failure, and even death. Pennyroyal oil is derived from mint plants, often used in flea powders and sprays, and can poison your dog if ingested.
Symptoms to Watch For
What to look for if your dog has consumed pennyroyal oil:
- Breathing difficulty
- Coughing up blood
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.