Can Dogs Eat Canned Chili? – Nutrition Card

Our dogs may be attracted to the smell of this food, but they should not eat canned chili, here are three reasons why:


1. In general, chili contains a compound called capsaicin, which causes a burning sensation into the mouth.

Although dogs’ sense of taste is not as developed as ours, they can perceive the burning sensation caused by the spice and show signs such as salivation or agitation.

2. This food is made with texturized soy flour, corn flour, chili powder, flavorings, sugar, salt, modified corn starch, hydrolyzed soybeans, and spices among other ingredients.

All these ingredients do not provide nutrients to your dog because they do not contain any type of protein, vitamin, or mineral, but become excess of carbohydrates, that is why their consumption can predispose them to suffer overweight, food allergies, vomiting or diarrhea.

3. Excessively spicy foods, with high sugar and flour content such as canned chili, can also cause pancreatitis, this disease produces vomiting and loss of appetite.

This is because the digestive system of our dogs is not designed to digest these compounds, so in response to them will try to expel them by vomiting, inflaming parts of the digestive system.

So even if you like this food, you shouldn’t give it to your dog.

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Maria Klypo

Maria Klypo

As a dog and cat owner, Maria has a passion for her pets, and her mission is to help other pet owners live comfortably with each other by writing articles on pet-related topics. She is passionate about sharing knowledge and experiences on raising and spending time with furry friends, and she is always willing to learn from others' experiences.