Can dogs eat MSG?

can dogs eat msgNo



No. MSG is not safe for dogs to eat. Its toxicity can potentially damage various organs, including the liver, kidneys, and brain. Dogs that consume MSG over some time may experience MSG poisoning. In severe cases, seizures or even be fatal.


  • Although MSG or monosodium glutamate is declared safe by the US FDA, it was found that MSG in dog foods can cause seizures in canines.
  • MSG can potentially lead to liver inflammation, neuroendocrine and behavioral disturbances, and toxicity in various organs, including the brain and kidneys.
  • MSG consumption in pregnant dogs can potentially cause fetal brain damage.(source)
  • Symptoms of MSG poisoning in dogs include diarrhea, vomiting, excessive thirst, weakness, lethargy, lack of coordination, tremors, and seizures.

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