Can Dogs Eat Tempura? – Nutrition Card

Tempura is a Japanese food that consists of a quick two or three minutes frying of fish, seafood, and vegetables; you can add sauces or seasonings to improve its flavor.

As it has vegetables and proteins, it can be a portion of very nutritious food.  However, there are some things we must consider when giving it to our animals, so read on to find out how to give it to your dog.


Marine fish fillets contain fatty acids, which are credited with playing an essential role in helping to decrease obesity.

For example, it has been shown that when there is cod in the diet, less adipose tissue is gained.

Generally used vegetables, such as carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower, are a source of fiber and vitamins, so there is no problem with dogs eating them.


Sadly, seafood due to environmental pollution contains metals such as lead, cadmium, chromium, mercury, and arsenic that can become carcinogenic after continuous consumption.

Frying is a type of cooking that we should avoid in dogs because in nature they feed on raw animal fat and not vegetables like the one we use for cooking, as a consequence its continuous consumption can increase overweight.

This is ironic because by frying the seafood protein, we are counteracting its power to help us reduce overweight.

You should avoid giving this food to your dog if it has allergies to seafood or if you notice vomiting or diarrhea when you provide it to him.

So giving a bite may not necessarily make your dog sick unless it is allergic but constantly feeding tempura is not beneficial, you can use it as an occasional treat. 

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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.