Cilantro is an herb and sometimes also called Coriander. Some humans have a genetic trait that makes this herb taste like soap, therefore being disliked. Can dogs eat cilantro?
Dogs can enjoy the benefits of Cilantro. It’s safe and it is good for them too. We will explore whether there are any situations in which cilantro may not be safe for your dog and whether or not it has health benefits for them.
Can dogs taste soap and dislike Cilantro? No one knows for sure because the dogs cannot say but they do have the OrgA gene that is believed to cause the same issue in humans. This means that while it is good for them, they still may not like it and you will only know if you offer it to them.
Is Cilantro Toxic To Dogs?
Not only is the answer to this question a resounding no, but it may also be very beneficial to them!
Cilantro is full of Vitamin K. This vitamin is necessary for the development of the body. Specifically, blood vessels and skin are built with the power of Vitamin K.
Cilantro is also full of calcium which is great for teeth, bones and helping the blood to clot when the skin is pierced or cut.
Magnesium is plentiful in Cilantro and that helps with all sorts of metabolic functions and the brain’s ability to act on thoughts. This is referred to as neurotransmission. Magnesium is important for keeping this system healthy and working properly.
Cilantro is considered a cleansing herb and luckily can safely be fed to your dog as well as other pets. It’s good for most animals and keeps their teeth clean too.
What Happens If A Dog Eats Cilantro?
It might help relieve an upset stomach or even help him add red blood cells that transport oxygen through his body, easing breathing issues. More than anything else, it is likely to make him happy to add some greens to his meal.
His health may improve and his brain function might even improve a little too. Nothing bad will come from eating cilantro except that your dog might decide that you must always share your cilantro from now on.
Can Dogs Have Cilantro Rice?
This is a delicious way to cook rice that is common in Mexican dishes. Cilantro adds flavor to the rice that is distinctively Latin and dogs can enjoy that delicious taste as well.
Rice and cilantro both are great to help when dogs have an upset stomach. Rice can add bulk to their stomach to aid with diarrhea. Rice is also a cheap addition to their kibble to help fill their stomach, adding fiber to their diet. The cilantro adds additional vitamins to the dish as well.
Can Dogs Have Cilantro and Lime?
While cilantro is fine, citrus fruits are not recommended for dogs. Citric acid is not good for them. It can lead to an upset stomach and also cause problems with the enamel of the teeth. Citrus fruits are also very tart and most dogs won’t like them.
Because they shouldn’t have citrus, they do need to get vitamin C elsewhere and this is from plants such as cilantro that have some of that vitamin.
Even if your dog likes citrus, don’t give it to him as it can really do more harm than good. There are also many other fruits that your dog can eat that aren’t citrus but will provide vitamin C for him. Try cantaloupe or strawberries for a change of pace that your dog can enjoy.
Many dogs enjoy bananas, strawberries, apples, and more. Steer clear of grapes as they are also bad for your dog. If you feed your dog apples, plums, or any fruit with seeds or pits, be sure to remove the core and pit or seeds before giving them the fruit. The seeds of apples are toxic while the fruit itself is safe.
Be very clear about the safety of any food that you offer to your dog. You might be shocked at what foods are not safe or considered good to feed your dog. In this particular case, stick with only the cilantro.
Cilantro For Dog Breath
If you’ve ever noticed that restaurants often add a sprig of parsley or cilantro to the side of a plate, it is because they both freshen the breath after a meal.
Cilantro is a relatively strong herb and when your dog eats it, his breath will smell like cilantro. Now, if you don’t like cilantro, you may not want to do this, but otherwise, it is a great way to clean his breath and help him have good breath.
Cilantro also helps to clean the teeth of many different types of animals, so if your dog’s bad breath is caused by the tartar on his teeth, cilantro can help clean that right up. He can have fresh breath and healthy teeth too.
Benefits of Cilantro For Dogs
Vitamin K helps the body build new blood vessels and skin. As your dog grows and develops, this is a process that will continue forever. Skin is replaced cell by cell, and some cells are replaced every single day. Vitamin K is responsible, in part, for this being possible.
Calcium helps the body build healthy teeth, bones. This is also an important mineral that aids in blood’s ability to clot and prevent bleeding to death from an injury. Your dog will heal faster and more safely when he has enough calcium.
Magnesium helps metabolize food. This includes breaking down and digesting foods and absorbing them into the body where they are needing, through the intestinal tract.
The brain is boosted from magnesium when the brain is able to send and receive signals via the neural network, which relies on magnesium to stay healthy. This means that cognitive function might be better for longer into old age when your dog has plenty of magnesium in his diet. (It works for your brain function too.)