What happens if a dog eats mint? But is peppermint safe for dogs? Quite the opposite: Peppermint is extremely dangerous for your pet. According to the ASPCA, eating peppermint can cause vomiting and diarrhea, among other reactions. Peppermint candies also present the additional danger of wrappers.
Is mint toxic to animals? Toxicity. Mint species, including wild mint, spearmint and peppermint, are nontoxic to dogs, according to the Continental Kennel Club. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals warns that the only species of mint, in the genus Mentha, that is toxic to dogs is English pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium).
Will fresh mint hurt dogs? While peppermint is technically not toxic to dogs, it can lead to an upset stomach and unwanted consequences like vomiting and diarrhea, so Klein recommends keeping your pet away from it completely. Of greater concern, though, is what peppermint is often mixed with.
What type of mint is safe for dogs? Yes, dogs can eat fresh mint leaves. Mint is actually a family of plants, not just one specific one. We humans mostly use the peppermint and spearmint varieties and both of these are safe for dogs to eat.