Did you love eating food with teriyaki sauce? If yes you must wondering if you can share this delicious Japanese dish with your lovely pets (especially dogs). Can Dogs Eat Teriyaki Chicken?, or any other food with teriyaki sauce? keep reading to know the answers!
Can Dogs Eat Teriyaki Sauce?
Teriyaki is made by mixing and heating soy sauce, sake or mirin (foreign alternatives is wine), and sugar or honey (for sugar-free Teriyaki xylitol is used). The sauce is boiled and reduced to the desired thickness, then used to marinate pork, chicken, beep and sometimes fish, and any other seafood, which is then grilled or broiled.
Teriyaki is not healthy and safe for dogs to feed because of its ingredients:
Soy sauce is made of soybeans, wheat, salt, and fermenting agents like mold or yeast., it is widely used as a staple ingredient in many Asian countries like China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, etc., and the rest of the world.
Soy sauce is a salty liquid condiment, it can be toxic if taken in large amounts to humans so it’s very dangerous for dogs even in small quantities.
Soy sauce is high in sodium (salt), and it is already known that salt is not safe and can be toxic to dogs especially if intake in large amounts. Too much salt in dog food will result in salt poisoning that is very dangerous and fatal.
Soy sauce contains significant amounts of amines, including histamine and tyramine (3, 35). Too much histamine is known to cause toxic effects when eaten in high quantities.
Salt poisoning symptoms in dogs include vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, lethargy, walking drunk, excessive thirst and urination, potential injury to the kidneys, tremors, seizures, coma, and even death is possible when leaving untreated.
Sugar is not toxic to dogs however too much of it can result in obesity that can shorten their lifespan and cause multiple secondary diagnoses, including diabetes and periodontal disease.
Honey is a safe substitute to give sweets to dogs because it contains natural sugars and small amounts of vitamins and minerals. Just make sure it is a small amount and in moderation only.
Xylitol is commonly used as a substitute for sugar. It is very toxic for dogs that causes a severe drop in blood sugar within a few hours and then within a few days can cause liver failure even in small amounts so make sure to avoid it in any food or drinks of your dog.
Sugar free Teriyaki sauce has xylitol, so if your dog accidentally eat teriyaki with xylitol bring him to the emergency hospital right away.
Symptoms of xylitol poisoning in dogs you have to look out are vomiting, lethargy, shock, low blood sugar, lack of coordination, collapse and seizures.
Foreign version of teriyaki sauce mostly have garlic and it is very known that garlic is toxic for dogs. Garlic can causes oxidative damage to red blood cells, resulting in hemolytic anemia in dogs.
Can Dogs Eat Teriyaki Chicken?
The short answer is NO. Dogs should avoid and not eat teriyaki chicken because it is not healthy and have ingredients that can be harmful for them. Although chicken is healthy for dogs the teriyaki have high amount of sodium that is toxic for dogs, it also has sugar that can make a dog diabetic, obese, and rise dental problem.
Garlic is also one of the ingredients of teriyaki that is dangerous for dog, garlic will cause oxidative damage to red blood cells, resulting in hemolytic anemia in dogs.
Some teriyaki chicken used xylitol as substitute to sugar and its very toxic to dogs even in small amount.
If your dog accidentally ate teriyaki chicken in small amount he might experience vomiting or diarrhea for a few hours and will be back to normal afterwards, it is cause by the stomach not so used to the food. But if he ate a large amount of teriyaki chicken or the vomiting or diarrhea continues for so long (mostly more than 24 hours) bring him to your vet clinic or emergency hospital to check if there is other issue or complication that needs medical attention.
Note: If the teriyaki chicken your dog accidentally ate is made with xylitol bring him to the vet immediately. Your vet might induce vomiting and possibly treat him with activated charcoal and fluids.
Can Dogs Eat Teriyaki Pork?
No. Pork is a great source of protein that is important for growth and development of the puppy. It also help the body repair cells and make new ones to maintain good fur, skin, nails, and muscle of dogs but pork is not only the main ingredient of teriyaki pork as in the name it also has teriyaki that is not healthy and might cause harm to dogs.
Teriyaki have high amount of sodium that is toxic for dogs, it also has sugar that can make a dog diabetic, obese, and have periodontal disease. Some teriyaki also has garlic that is well known for being poisonous to dogs it causes oxidative damage to red blood cells, resulting in hemolytic anemia.
The teriyaki sauce that used xylitol is much dangerous for dogs than the one used normal sugar so make sure to check the ingredients. Call your vet or bring your dogs to the emergency hospital immediately if he ate any food with xylitol.
Can Dogs Eat Teriyaki Beef Jerky?
The answer is No. First not all beef jerky is safe for dogs (in choosing the beef jerky to feed to your dog you must be very careful with the additional ingredients used to make it), it is also salty that is not healthy for dogs. Second, the teriyaki is not safe for dogs too. Teriyaki has garlic that is know as one of dangerous food for dog, garlic will cause oxidative damage to red blood cells, resulting in hemolytic anemia in dogs.
Teriyaki is also high in sodium (salt) that is toxic for dogs, it also has sugar that can make a dog diabetic, obese, and rise dental problem. The Teriyaki Beef Jerky that used xylitol is much dangerous for dogs than the one used normal sugar, call your vet or bring your dogs to the emergency hospital immediately if he ate teriyaki with xylitol.
Dogs should avoid and not eat any food with teriyaki sauce. If he accidentally ate some you can expect him to experience stomach ache, vomiting, and diarrhea, If he ate small amount of teriyaki he will experience that symptoms in a few hours but if it continuous (mostly more than 24 hours) bring him to the vet for check ups.
Note: Teriyaki that used xylitol is much more dangerous than the one used regular sugar, so if your dog ate that one don’t wait for the symptoms and bring your vet to the emergency hospital right away.