Maybe. Bell peppers are healthy for dogs and contain vitamins A, C, E, and lots of antioxidants. While bell peppers boost your dog’s immune system and reduce inflammation, spicy peppers are not recommended for your dog. This includes chili peppers, jalapenos, serrano, and even cayenne.
Capsaicin is found in many types of peppers and acts as an irritant for dogs. Dogs that eat more than a few pieces of any type of spicy pepper can experience mild to severe digestive issues.
Symptoms to Watch For
If your dog eats any type of spicy pepper, watch for these symptoms:
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