While plain chickpeas are perfectly fine for pups to eat in moderation, you should avoid letting your pup eat hummus since most store-brand containers contain added oils and seasonings that could be potentially toxic for dogs.
Will Hummus Make My Dog Sick?
The main ingredients in hummus are chickpeas, tahini, oil, garlic, salt, and lemon juice. While tahini and chickpeas are safe for your dog to eat in small amounts, oil is fatty and can give your pup’s stomach some serious issues as well as lead to weight gain. Salt should always be avoided being given to your dog because it could lead to dehydration, and garlic could potentially lead to poisoning.
If you notice your pup has eaten a large amount of hummus, we recommend contacting your veterinarian. You may notice your dog become lethargic or experience vomiting or diarrhea. Note all of your pup’s reactions to the hummus so you can discuss what to do next with your vet.