Will Chili Powder Hurt Dogs?

Chili powder can hurt dogs, so you should try to keep them away from it. In fact, you can even spread chili powder on your lawn to keep dogs away. Once they get a sniff of it, the chili powder will irritate their noses: Imagine what would happen if you sniffed a bunch of it up your nose!

Chili powder also isn’t great for dogs to eat. Dogs don’t have as many taste buds as people do, so the spiciness might not bother them, but eating chili powder can give dogs stomach problems like gas and diarrhea. Chili powder often has garlic and onion in it, too, and both of those things are toxic to dogs. So no matter how much your dog makes those pouty eyes at you at the dinner table, don’t share your chili.

Chuck 'The Chili Guy' Miller

Hey I'm Chuck "The Chili Guy" Miller. Chili is my passion so I have expertly crafted my list of tried and true award worthy chili recipes that will warm your soul. My gift to you from one chili connoisseur to another. - Chuck

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