Can dogs eat cardamom?
There's a common belief that the seeds in cardamom are poisonous to dogs, and that they should be avoided. While I can't find any evidence of cardamom's toxicity, I have a good reason for why they shouldn't be eaten.
As I read the book, I noticed the author mentions that many seeds can't be digested by the dogs. That is the case with cardamom, but this is only in the case of seeds that have a bitter taste. Most seeds, including cardamom seeds, do not have this characteristic.
I read up on this on Google and I found two websites that mentioned that cardamom should not be eaten. This is because it contns the chemical eugenol which is toxic to dogs. According to the site:
"Eugenol, the mn chemical that gives cardamom its flavor, is toxic to the liver and kidneys of dogs. In addition, it can be irritating to the stomach and throat and can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs."
If this is true, wouldn't this mean that the seed could be dangerous? What do you think?
Well, I am a dog breeder. I have seen first hand what can happen to a dog when it is fed certn seeds. The mn reason I know this is because of the problem I had with one of my puppies. My puppy was about 2 months old and I fed him a seed mix that he did not like. This mix included:
As you can see, it is a pretty interesting mix of seeds, nuts and other stuff. But, when the puppy started to eat this I noticed that he started to act like he was in distress. He had stomach issues and it would take a while to get his food out of his stomach. I think it's because the seeds in this mix caused him to have some sort of upset.
So, the question is...
Why is cardamom seed toxic to dogs and is it harmful for them?
A lot of people who use this as a dog repellent don't like the idea that cardamom has the potential to harm your dog. I know some people have told me that I have been doing the dog's best interest, but the dog's best interest would be to be free of all harmful substances.
I don't see how this helps them. If a dog has a bad stomach, it can't eat certn foods, whether it's because of a bad diet or something else. It would be a problem regardless if there was an animal repellant in the food.
So, is cardamom harmful for dogs? If so, what can they do? Is it safe for them?
Also, you mentioned in the original post that you found this information on the internet. Do you have any other information on this? I am very interested in learning more.
Hi! I think it's safe for them. I have done extensive research on this topic and came to the same conclusion as you. The eugenol (which is in the seeds of the cardamom) is toxic to dogs. The problem is it's in such small amounts that they would not be toxic if dogs ate it. So while I can't find the exact amounts of the eugenol in the seeds, the amount is so low that the amounts of eugenol found in the seeds would not be harmful for dogs.
I am curious as to why you are worried about this. Cardamom has been used in recipes for thousands of years. There are hundreds of recipes with this spice. As I mentioned earlier, you can even buy it in a coffee grind.
Also, you sd that the seeds are not toxic. But, I have a friend who has had problems with her dogs that ate cardamom seeds. She fed it to her dogs and it was not poisonous, it was just that the seeds caused her dog's stomach to get upset. This is why I am confused as to why you are worried about this.
In the first place, there is a lot of misinformation about this topic.
1. There are actually no cardamom seeds in the wild (and in the book, the author even stated this).
2. This information is from a book and website that