Did you love eating Natto but worried because your dog accidentally has a taste? or You want to add some Natto to your dog diet meal because its health benefits are given to you but not sure if it will also the same to your dog? well, I got you! For the question, if Can Dogs Eat Natto? we will answer that part by part so keep reading.
What is Natto?
Natto is fermented soybeans that contain fiber, probiotics, vitamin K2, and nattokinase that help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. It is a traditional food in Japan that is often served as part of their breakfast meal but is also enjoyed for dinner. Natto is made from soybeans that have been fermented (aged for about a week) with bacteria called Bacillus subtilis.
There are two types of beans use for fermentation to make Natto, the small beans and large beans (will become less sticky when mix ideal for beginner eater). Natto sold in the markets comes with sauce and mustard.
Can Dogs Eat Natto?
Soybean is safe and a good source of proteins in dogs( note: some dogs are allergic to soy, be sure you monitor your lovely dog when feeding any food with beans), it is common ingredients in some dog food that you can buy on the market. Check here to know the other kind of beans that is safe for dogs to eat and not.
Natto is made of fermented soybeans that is safe for dog if only given in small amount and in moderation. Fermented foods are good for digestion and have nutrients that promote good health in both human and dogs.
Note: Natto is acquired taste food for both human and dog.
Is Natto Bad for Dogs?
If your dog accidentally eat a large amount of Natto you should observed him for some alcohol poising symptoms, if your dog shows any of the following symptoms bring him immediately to the vet.
- Depression or lethargy
- Vomiting or retching
- Decreased respiratory rate
- Low blood sugar
- Low blood pressure
- Low body temperature
For every new food you want your dog to try we advice to ask your vet first to make sure it is safe and healthy for your dogs health.