- Not a substitute for professional veterinary help.
Maybe. It depends on the variety of mint. Most varieties of mint are perfectly safe for dogs. Some dog treats and dog food contain mint because it freshens the breath and aids in digestion. But dogs shouldn’t eat more than a few leaves per day. Otherwise, your pet may experience gastrointestinal distress. Only one variety of mint—English pennyroyal (pictured below)—is toxic to dogs. If your dog suffers from vomiting, diarrhoea, or weakness after eating mint, call your vet immediately.
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