Can Dogs Eat Mint Leaves Safely?

Technically, most varieties of mint leaves are safe for dogs to eat. That said, it’s best that you don’t feed your dog the leaves of mint plants because they can contribute to conditions like diarrhea and vomiting. Dogs can experience health problems that are even more severe if they ingest a large amount of mint leaves in one go.

Mint is known for being a superfood because it is packed with a variety of nutrients like vitamin A, iron, and manganese but we don’t believe it’s worth the risk for dogs. There are plenty of other nutrient-rich alternatives you can feed your dog. If your dog accidentally ingests a large amount of leaves (e.g. from chewing mint plants in the garden) then please keep a close eye on the dog and call the vet if you start to see any concerning signs.

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