Can Dogs Eat Basil?

As a dog parent, you’ve probably wondered, “what foods are safe for my dog?”. Luckily, many human foods are safe in moderation for dogs, and they can even make for a special treat for your furry friend. Basil is a popular herb used in thousands of dishes, but is it safe for dogs to eat?

Is basil safe for dogs?

Yes, basil is safe for dogs to eat in small quantities. This popular plant is high in antioxidants, vitamins, and are a great digestive aid for dogs who struggle with irregular bowel movements. Though, before you feed your dog basil, it’s a good idea to get your vet’s opinion first.

Abigail Kurten
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Hi! My name's Abigail, and I intern as a Content Writer for I have one dog, a chocolate lab named Riley who's the best! My favorite breed of dog is a Bulldog or Saint Bernard, though.

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