Can dogs eat Sesame seeds?

can dogs have sesame seedsYes


  • Both black and white sesame seeds are safe for dogs to eat. Black sesame seeds still have the hulls intact, containing more nutrients and a stronger flavor than the white variety.
  • Black sesame seeds have a slightly bitter taste compared to white sesame seeds, which have a nuttier and sweeter flavor.
  • Because of their fiber content, sesame seeds can ease constipation in dogs.
  • Sesame seeds have antioxidants that help with cancer prevention.
  • The calcium in sesame seeds promotes strong bones, while the copper content is good for joint pain.


  • Some dogs may develop an allergy to sesame seeds.
  • Dogs that consume too many sesame seeds can suffer from diarrhea, vomiting, or bowel irritation.
  • Sesame seeds are also a potential choking hazard or intestinal obstruction. Dogs with stomach issues and pancreatitis may be at higher risk.


  • Sesame seeds are safe for canine consumption, so long as they are given to your dog in moderation; as an occasional treat, give 1/2 teaspoon to a teaspoon depending on your dog's size.
  • Sesame seeds can be consumed raw or cooked; to help your dog get the most nutritional benefits from sesame seeds, and for easier digestion, grind the raw or roasted sesame seeds before serving.
  • Sesame seeds can also be used for homemade dog treats.

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