Can Dogs Eat Garam Masala?

Garam masala is not safe for dogs

Garam masala should not be given to your dog. While it may not cause issues in small amounts, several of the spices contained in garam masala can be harmful in larger amounts. Garam Masala often contains a combination of fennel, pepper, cloves, cinnamon, mace, cardamom, curry leaf, cumin, and coriander. A few of the ingredients that are found in garam masala may cause issues. Pepper can irritate the gastrointestinal tract. Cloves are toxic to cats and may also be harmful to dogs if eaten in large amounts. Mace, which is related to nutmeg, can cause gastrointestinal distress and is toxic in large amounts. The other issue with garam masala, is what it’s being used in. Curry and other foods that contain garam masala may contain other ingredients, such as onion or garlic, that are harmful to dogs. It’s also best to avoid feeding anything spicy to your dog.