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Can Dogs Eat Cilantro?

Yes, dogs can eat cilantro in moderation. Also known as coriander, Chinese parsley, and Mexican parsley, cilantro is a herb that belongs to the Apiaceae family. Its dried seeds or fresh leaves are used for culinary purposes, adding a tart-like flavour to dishes.  Cilantro is high in nutrients such as antioxidants, vitamins A and C,… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Cilantro?

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Can Cats Eat Curry?

It is not recommended for cats to eat curry powder as well as dishes made with it. Curry is a sauce-based dish made using various spices. The spices used depend on which country it is from. Best eaten with rice, the flavour-packed dish can be accompanied by meat, seafood, and vegetables including onions. A curry… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Curry?

Can Cats Eat Black Pepper?

No, cats should not eat black pepper. Black pepper is a seasoning that comes from peppercorn, a flowering vine from the Piperaceae family. Due to its flavour, the ground, dried, and cooked peppercorns are used in the culinary world as a spice. The spicy heat comes from the substance piperine. This is different from capsaicin… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Black Pepper?

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Can Cats Eat Paprika?

It is not advisable for cats to eat paprika. Available in red, orange, or yellow varieties, paprika is a spice that comes from dried and ground peppers. In some countries, the name also refers to the plant or its edible fruit. This particular spice has a wide range of flavours, from sweet and mild to… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Paprika?

Can Dogs Eat Spicy Food?

No, dogs should not eat spicy food. Spicy food such as chili beans and curry may be delicious for humans, but this may not be the case for dogs. Spicy dishes are made with hot peppers such as chili peppers, cayenne, jalapenos, and serrano—all of which cannot be eaten by your dog. When eaten, the… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Spicy Food?

Can Cats Eat Cinnamon?

It is not recommended for cats to eat high amounts of cinnamon. Known for its sweet flavour and strong scent, cinnamon is a dark red spice that belongs to the Lauraceae family. It is declared as non-toxic to both cats and dogs by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, it… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Cinnamon?

Can Cats Eat Chili?

No, cats cannot eat chili because of the capsaicin and capsaicinoids found in them. The long answer: Chili is the general term for hot chili peppers that come from the Capsicum plant. Chili peppers are known for packing in heat because of the chemical capsaicin and compound capsaicinoids found in them. Examples of chili peppers… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Chili?

Can Cats Eat Onions?

The short answer: No. The long answer: Otherwise known as bulb onion or common onion, onion is a widely popular vegetable of the genus Allium that is used to add flavour to dishes. Similar to garlic, this aromatic, layered vegetable contains disulfides and thiosulphates that can do irreparable damage to your cat’s body. Eating a… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Onions?

Can Cats Eat Garlic?

The short answer: No. The long answer: A species of the Allium family, garlic contains disulfides and thiosulphates, compounds which are both harmful for your cat. Garlic consumption causes damage to your cat’s red blood cells, leading her to have hemolytic anemia, Heinz body anemia, and/or methemoglobinemia. Garlic is five times more concentrated than onions,… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Garlic?

Can Dogs Eat Cinnamon?

The short answer: It is not recommended. The long answer: Cinnamon is a dark red spice that is known for its strong scent and sweet flavour. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), it is non-toxic to dogs, but since it presents no beneficial nutritional value for your pet,… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Cinnamon?

Can Dogs Eat Garlic?

The short answer: No.  The long answer: Think twice before letting your dog sniff through the raw ingredients in your kitchen as he may accidentally take an interest in your raw garlic cloves. Belonging to the allium species, garlic contains N-propyl disulfide that is highly toxic for dogs. It is said to be five times… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Garlic?

Can Dogs Eat Onions?

The short answer: No. The long answer: Whether they’re raw, cooked, or in powder form, onions should never be eaten by your dog because they contain large quantities of sulfoxides and disulfides that are known to be poisonous to dogs. If accidentally consumed by your canine pet, onions may cause gastrointestinal irritation or may damage… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Onions?