Avoid Letting Your Dog Eat Tuna Salad

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In general, we wouldn’t let your dog eat tuna salad. There are likely to be ingredients that go into a tuna salad that are either toxic to dogs or harmful to their health if they are ingested in large amounts.

Common ingredients that go into a tuna salad recipe may include mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, onion, and pepper. As you may already know, ingredients like onions and mustard are toxic to dogs so this should be a good enough reason to not let your dog get a taste of the tuna salad.

Ingredients like mayonnaise aren’t considered toxic to dog but could potentially cause stomach upsets given the amount of fat they contain.

Last but not least, tuna is known to have a relatively high amount of mercury compared to other fish species. The tuna used in tuna salad most likely doesn’t contain enough mercury to cause health problems like mercury poisoning but you may still want to err on the side of caution. Find out what else aside from tuna salad is or isn’t safe for dogs to eat by checking our human food safety list.


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