Can dogs have sesame sticks in their tummy?
Q. I have a 20-month old husky and was wondering if there is any sort of dietary problem that I need to look into for my dog. I took her to the vet and they couldn't find anything. She weighs 24 pounds, eats only whole grain, high in protein, raw food with no treats and seems healthy. She is healthy. She has no history of health problems. I was at the vet last week for a routine check and she took a blood sample which showed normal levels of vitamin and mineral. She got a complete vet physical. Do you have any suggestions?
A. Thanks for your question. Yes, there can be problems with dogs eating sesame sticks, and even worse, some peanut butter sticks. These can be found in the toy department of any grocery store. I would never leave them out for my dog. My biggest concern is that she might eat them with the peanut butter, if you can't remove it. Peanut butter is not a good ingredient to use for any dog, as it can cause many problems, such as the dreaded peanut allergy. And it is a major allergens.
However, some dogs are sensitive to sesame and can be allergic to the sesame protein. Allergic dogs could die within a few hours after being fed sesame. If your dog eats a tiny portion of sesame, or has a reaction, you may be able to find the allergic protein in the food and avoid it. However, this would be extremely difficult. The best recommendation for most dogs with these allergies is to feed a diet free of sesame.
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