- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
Probably not. Black liquorice is flavoured with the extract of the liquorice 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, liquorice root could be toxic. That’s because of the compound glycyrrhizin, which can cause raised blood pressure in high amounts.
Also, it’s not a good idea for your dog to consume sugar because of risk of tooth decay, obesity, and diabetes.
If your dog has eaten a whole bag of black liquorice or other sweets flavoured with liquorice 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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