If you are a fan of Korean drama, Korean variety shows, or Kpop you must now already know what is Kimchi. One of the most popular food/side dishes in Korea is Kimchi and if you are enjoying this healthy food with your self you must wondering if your lovely pets especially dog can have this too. “Can Dogs Eat Kimchi?” keep reading to find out!
Kimchi is a Korean terminology of a traditional side dish of salted and fermented vegetables, it is a staple food of every Korean family and now becoming more popular around the world. Kimchi is mainly served as a side dish with every meal but can also be served as a main dish.
There are hundreds of varieties of kimchi made with different vegetables as the main ingredients but Napa cabbage and Korean radish are common vegetable use including a widely varying selection of seasonings including gochugaru (chili powder), spring onions, garlic, ginger, and jeotgal (salted seafood), etc.
Can Dogs Eat Kimchi?
Fermented food especially fermented vegetables have numerous health benefits for both humans and dogs, it is a great way to get a big dose of helpful probiotics, which aid in digestion and absorption of nutrients for overall health.
Dogs can eat kimchi in a small amount and in moderation provided it isn’t too spicy. Although kimchi is a fermented vegetable that is a very healthy food it still has other ingredients like onion, garlic, and lots of salt that is very poisonous and toxic for dogs especially if taken too much or frequently, kimchi is also spicy and can cause stomach problems including pain, diarrhea, and GI.
It is not recommended to add kimchi to your dog’s regular diet, but if you accidentally drop a piece of kimchi on the ground and your lovely dog ate it or you give him a small piece as a treat you don’t have to worry about it won’t affect their health. Too much kimchi can cause stomach aches, diarrhea, and vomiting in your dog.
We all know that not all human food is safe for dogs so make sure to ask your veterinarian if you want to try feeding your dog a food that is not formulated for them.