Can Dogs Eat Bulgogi?


Can Dogs Eat Bulgogi?

Are you one of those people that enjoy eating Korean foods? Well, you’re not alone because most people around the world are gaining interest in Korean cuisine maybe because of the increasing popularity of K-pop and K-dramas. If you are a fur parent and you love eating one of the most popular Korean food called Bulgogi you must be wondering if you can share it with your lovely pets especially with your lovely dog. Can Dogs Eat Bulgogi? keep reading to know!!

What is Bulgogi?

Bulgogi is a Korean grilled or stir-fried (at home) meat mostly beef or pork. The meat is sliced in a very thin and marinated on a specials sauce for one hour or overnight. The sauce ingredients are commonly the following:

  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar
  • Green onion
  • Garlic
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sesame oil
  • Ground black pepper 

In most Korean restaurants the bulgogi is commonly served with some steamed Korean rice and with other Korean side dishes.

Can Dogs Eat Bulgogi?

The short answer is No. Bulgogi or Korean grilled or stir-fried meat is marinated in ingredients that are not healthy and can be toxic for dogs. Some ingredients of bulgogi are onion and garlic and this is considered one of the most dangerous and must be avoided by dogs to eat because it is toxic for them.

Onion and garlic are members of the allium family that is toxic for dogs to eat. If eaten it can cause damage to your dog’s red blood cells by attaching to the oxygen molecules, this will reduce the ability of the red blood cells to carry oxygen and also manipulate your dog’s body to think that the blood cell is an invader. The red blood cell will be destroyed in a process known as hemolysis, which will result in hemolytic anemia that can lead to a fatal condition.

Soy sauce is not healthy and can be harmful to dogs, it is a salty liquid condiment that can be toxic if taken in large amounts to humans so it’s very dangerous for dogs even in small quantities.


Even though you enjoy eating the bulgogi you must enjoy it on your own and never share it with your lovely pets, if you cant resist the begging eyes of your dogs while your eating it is better to give him his own meal or treat that is made safely and healthy for dogs.

If your dog accidentally ate a small amount of bulgogi he or she might experience stomach ache, vomiting, or diarrhea that must be eventually gone after a few hours (not more than 24 hours), however, because bulgogi has onion and garlic that is toxic for dogs even in small amount it is best to bring your dog to the vet or emergency hospital as soon as you see him take a bite of it.

Not all human foods are safe and healthy to feed to your lovely dogs, if you are not sure if that food you have is safe for him or her don’t feed it and give her instead of his or her regular treat or food because we are sure that your dog will still love it what ever it is.

Butler Oh
Butler Oh is a long time dog lover. Dogs are always part of her family since she was young and she grows up as a loving and caring fur parent. She has been part of our team here at ohmylovelypets since 2019 and has provided a lot of great research and information about dogs.


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