Can Dogs Eat Cayenne?

basket of cayenne peppers

Cayenne is safe for dogs

Fresh and powdered cayenne pepper is not toxic to dogs. It can however, cause irritation to a dog’s eyes or paws and irritate mucous membranes. This can be painful if your dog accidentally inhales some cayenne powder and it is why cayenne is sometimes used as a dog repellent. Depending on the amount eaten, cayenne can also cause gastrointestinal irritation.