I love dogs and that is why I always ask my friend Max to bring his dog every time he visits our house. His dog Scooby is cute and naughty and I like to play with him and giving him treats. I remember one day making cumin cookies for him when max was out of town and asked me to keep Scooby with me for a day, I played with Scooby all day and when I was about to give him a cookie my mother stopped me and asked can dogs eat cumin? And I had a lot of questions in my head, I didn’t know what to say, so I decided to find and display the answers to all the questions, and they are as follows.

can dogs eat cumin?

Can dogs eat cumin?

Yes, dogs can eat cumin and there are a lot of health benefits of cumin for dogs if you give them the proper type of cumin in the right dosage. There are types of cumin that are different in flavour and oil content, cumin seeds are known beneficial by doctors because they are good for digestion but if it is given in a large dose then it can cause gas or upset the digestive system.

Health benefits of cumin for dogs

Cumin contains antioxidants that are not only good for humans but also dogs. Cumin can help older and senior dogs to boost their energy and it also enhances their immune system. It is given to the dogs having problems like stiff joints, arthritis, stiff joints by the doctors.

Why can cumin be bad for dogs?

Cumin is safe for dogs and is a beneficial spice for them but if it is given to the dog’s in large amounts then they may have problems like gas, upset stomach, diarrhoea etc.

How to feed cumin to dogs?

Cumin can be added to a dogs diet in many ways, you can make cumin cookies, pancakes, sandwiches or you can directly add some roasted cumin powder into the dog food by sprinkling it.

How much cumin should a dog get?

Adding 1 teaspoon or less than that in one meal can be good for dogs. Always remember that cumin is only for large dogs not for the little ones, you can give cumin to your dogs without consulting a doctor as it has a lot of health benefits but giving a lot of cumin can affect their health. Always remember to grind the cumin before adding it to a meal.

Spices that can be given to a dog other than cumin

There are many spices that you can give your dog other than cumin and some of them are as follows.

  1. Ginger
  2. Parsley
  3. Turmeric
  4. Basil
  5. Cinnamon
  6. Flax seeds
  7. Rosemary
  8. Echinacea
  9. Mint etc.

Are dogs allergic to cumin? 

Few dogs may be allergic to cumin just like humans but generally, dogs are not allergic to cumin and it can be given to them every day in a little amount as it has high beneficial values.

What to do if your dog eats cumin?

If your dog is not allergic to cumin and eats it then you don’t have to worry but if the dog is allergic then you should immediately run to the veterinary doctor for an immediate check-up.

Can diabetic dogs eat cumin?

Cumin does not contain any kind of sugar so, it is completely fine to feed your diabetic dog cumin.


For most of us, dogs are like babies we like to cuddle them, love them and think of them as our family members. Dogs are the most loyal and incredible creatures and are known as humans best friends and that is the reason why their health is important to us. Feeding them can be a challenge for most of us as we want to make their diet healthy and tasty, we can make their diet healthy by adding spices like cumin. Whether cumin is healthy or not, how to feed it and all the answers to your questions are mentioned above so, what are you waiting for just take some cumin and make a delicious food for your loving dog and watch him enjoying.

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