Can Dogs Eat Onions?

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. Onions are great to add flavor on pastas, burgers, soups, and more. But are they safe for dogs to eat?

Are onions safe for dogs?

Onions are not safe for dogs at all. Every part of the onion (leaves, stems, and skin) is toxic to dogs, due to its chemical N-propyl disulfide, which causes damage to your dog’s red blood cells, which could cause anemia (o even death) to occur. Other onion products like powder are even more dangerous for your dogs as they have higher concentrations of N-propyl disulfide. If your dog does happen to eat onions, it’s important to seek veterinary attention to prevent further complications or ailments.

Overall, onions are one of the most dangerous foods your dog can eat. It’s critical to keep these odorous vegetables away from your dogs as much as you can.

Abigail Kurten
Author: Abigail Kurten

Hi! My name's Abigail, and I work as a Content Writer for I have one dog, a chocolate lab named Riley who's the love of my life.

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