Maybe. Pesto is an option for your dog if you make a dog-friendly version. Do not add garlic as an ingredient as it contains toxic compounds that break down your dog’s red blood cells and may lead to anemia. Pine nuts are safe in small quantities, but avoid pesto recipes that call for walnuts as they are toxic.
Basil and parsley are safe for your dog; however, avoid adding salt as your dog becomes easily dehydrated if he eats too much.
Symptoms to Watch For
If your dog eats a large amount of pesto containing garlic, watch for these symptoms:
- Rapid breathing
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.