We all know that dining tables are usually considered incomplete if there is not some kind of sauce on them. Sriracha is one of the most popular hot sauces that is commonly used with omelets, fries, seafood, fried chicken, etc. We love to add such things to our food and if you have a pet, you may think of using a hot sauce or sriracha in their food as well. But the question is, can dogs eat sriracha? Will sriracha hurt a dog?
If you are a pet lover, you will always love to treat your dog just like a family member. This is a common and well-understood role that if food causes issues to a human body, you will never eat it or may not even touch it. As dogs are also a part of the family, they should only be given food that is completely safe and healthy.
Can dogs have sriracha?
There are many foods that are eaten by humans and dogs as well, but when it comes to spices and hot sauces, it is strictly prohibited to feed dogs. Dogs can never eat sriracha no matter what breed or food habits they have.
One of the major reasons behind this “NO” is that hot sauces like sriracha can cause some serious issues in dogs’ stomachs and digestive systems. Eating sriracha can lead your loved dog to stomach pain, belly pain, gas, or sometimes diarrhea as well.
You may have heard of some people who feed human food to their dogs, this saying is accurate to a greater extent but some foods are just not meant for dogs even if these are considered best for human beings, hot sauces, and sriracha are some of them.
Do dogs like sriracha?
If you ask a doctor or person with science knowledge, he will tell you straight fact that dogs don’t have taste buds to taste hot spices. This is the reason that they can’t even know about hot spices like sriracha as they are not able to taste them.
Your dog may eat sriracha or hot spices without showing any discomfort. Your dogs may also look like they are enjoying the food but it will never end well. The simplest and shortest answer to this question is that hot sauce, sriracha, or anything dipped in it should always be avoided. This can lead to some major issues even if you have fed your dog with the minimum quantity of it.
Should dogs eat sriracha?
The simple answer is that dogs should only be given their specified foods because experimenting with other foods is not a good idea at all. Dogs should never ever eat sriracha even if it is mixed in some other food.
If we keep some common symptoms like pain and gas aside, one of the major issues that you may have to face is the dog’s refusal to eat. If you have dogs for a long time, you will surely have an idea that dogs can refuse to eat and this can cause some real troubles as well.
Eating sriracha can also cause dogs not to eat any other food. This factor will not only harm the health of your precious dog but may cause issues for you as well. You may have to take a leave from your work and stay with your dog until they accept other food.
Is sriracha safe for dogs?
Sriracha is not toxic but it is composed of some ingredients that are considered bad for dogs. We all know that sugar can lead to weight gain or diabetes and sriracha has a good amount of sugar in it. Other ingredients of sriracha such as salt, vinegar, and garlic can also be considered responsible for various health issues if fed to your dogs.
Some doctors and experts claim that feeding sriracha or hot spices in a small amount may not cause any big issues. Things can get worse if your dogs have eaten sriracha in a big quantity. In common cases, eating sriracha can cause some pains, diarrhea, or gas problems.
Apart from these small and common aftermaths of sriracha, your dogs may start vomiting. If this is the case, you should consult a pet doctor immediately because ignoring this factor can lead your dog to major permanent harm like canine pancreatitis. Just like it happens with human beings, eating hot sauce or sriracha can cause an extreme level of thirst as well.
How often can dogs eat sriracha?
The simple and straightforward answer to this question is, not even once. Your dogs should never eat sriracha or any other kind of hot sauce. This is not good food for your dogs and there is no need to feed them such harmful recipes. Just stick to the specified dog food and only try human food if it is totally safe and healthy as well.
Can dogs eat sriracha every day?
As said earlier, dogs can never eat sriracha in any condition. If you have seen your dog eating sriracha or they may have eaten some accidentally, you should stay calm and focus on your pet. If you begin to notice some symptoms or issues in your dogs, consult a pet doctor or expert and get your dogs medicated.
If there aren’t any symptoms and your dong is fine as always, there is nothing to worry about. Do keep this fact in mind that you were lucky this time and such an incident should not motivate you to feed sriracha to your dogs on a daily basis. In a nutshell, eating sriracha or hot sauce is prohibited for dogs just like humans cannot eat animals’ grass.
Can puppies eat sriracha?
Not at all, your dogs may be able to handle the issues if they got to eat sriracha or hot sauce by accident but puppies don’t have that much power to deal with such a situation. Puppies have weak digestive systems and this is the sole reason that experts suggest feeding puppies with some soft and easy to eat food.
Resources used in this guide:
- Diuretic, natriuretic and hypotensive effects produced by Allium sativum (garlic) in anaesthetized dogs
- The Effects of Vinegar on Canine Cutaneous pH Levels
The unique literary talents of Dr. A. Barton are well known throughout the veterinary profession. He is a regular contributor to the New York City Veterinarian and his professional articles have also appeared in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Journal of Small Animal Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Cornell Veterinarian and Philadelphia Medicine. He is the only veterinarian ever to have had an article published in the human medical publication, What’s New.