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Is it ok for my dog to eat mustard?

asked 2015-06-18 22:53:26 -0500

I just rescued a dog this past Monday. I know she's a bit jittery from moving and it's going to take some time to get her fully comfortable here. I've been mixing in some salmon in her food, but she is still only eating about 1 cup a day. At the rescue she was eating about 4 cups of food a day (according to the lady fostering her). I don't plan on changing her food until she starts to eat more. I gave her a cut up hot dog with her dinner to see if she would eat it (she doesn't even like treats, which has been true about her before I rescued her). She didn't eat the hot dog, but she seemed to enjoy the mustard that was the hot dog and plate.

It may be a stupid question, but is extended use of yellow mustard ok for dogs? I was planning on putting mustard on her dry food (sounds gross) to hopefully get her to eat more. But don't want to do it for an extended time, if it will be harmful.

Also, besides wet dog food, what else should I try to get her to eat more dry food.

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She's stressed. Poor baby. You have lots of options: some cooked liver (chicken liver is is both super cheap and healthy), a scrambled egg, crumbled up (freeze dried meat/liver - not cookies), some wet dog food mixed in. Give her time to adjust. She probably likes treats - she's just stressed.

Christine N.'s profile image Christine N.  ( 2016-11-27 00:25:00 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2015-07-01 01:31:12 -0500

Yes, like Michael said Mustard on a regular basis could cause your dog health problems. You could also try coating her dry food in plain, non-fat/low fat yogurt. When I adopted my first dog he refused to eat but adding some yogurt on top helped. You could also add some low-fat cottage cheese or canned pumpkin (it has to be 100% pure pumpkin) to her food. Both are fine in moderation and canned pumpkin can actually help if she has an upset tummy. Hope this helps, and your new pup starts eating more soon!

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answered 2015-06-21 01:20:14 -0500

As for the mustard question : http://aboutdoggies.net/can-dogs-eat-mustard/ (http://aboutdoggies.net/can-dogs-eat-...)

A short search confirms what I've been told by more than one vet, mustard seeds are toxic to dogs. a small amount is ok but not on a regular basis.

As for how to get the dog to eat more, try picking up the bowl and only putting it down at certain times of day(morning /evening for an hour or so) . Some low/reduced sodium beef or chicken broth can work wonders if you put a bit in a spray bottle and spray some over the food while preparing the meal. Also making sure they have had plenty of exercise (at least a good walk) at least 30-45 minutes before feeding. And finally call them around you when your preparing the food, suspense help entice the dog a bit. Hope that helps

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answered 2016-10-21 02:45:59 -0500

It's not okay! Mustard is actually toxic to dogs and induces vomiting in dogs. According to About Doggies, it is only appropriate to give your dog mustard when you need to induce vomiting in your dog. Inducing vomiting, though, is not something I'd recommend to do without first consulting with a vet.

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answered 2019-11-27 10:08:51 -0500

No dogs should not be consuming mustard. Mustard seeds contain compounds that are known to be toxic to dogs.

Mustard powder is also unsafe for dogs, and will more that likely induce rapid vomiting. Bottom line, there is no need to feed your https://www.worldofpuppies.com/can-dogs-eat-mustard/ (dog mustard). There are so many other perfectly safe food options for your beloved pet.

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answered 2016-11-16 23:17:47 -0500

When dogs ingest something poisonous, a vet may induce vomiting to get the poisonous substance out of the dog's body. Mustard, in both powder and condiment form, is a relatively safe product that can do this. A vet may allow you to administer it yourself using the following procedure: mix a couple teaspoons of mustard in either form with water, then get the dog to ingest it. Owners should make sure not to use any condiment mustard with seeds in it and should never try to induce vomiting without first talking to the vet.I have some good work experience with a OOH Media software and my words are clearly based on what I felt through such processes in the past. http://www.platooh.com

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