Sesame is a nutritious food that contains sesamin, dietary fiber, and protein. In addition, it has a good flavor and is used in various dishes. Is it okay to give it to dogs? This time, we will introduce the precautions when giving sesame to dogs, the nutrients of sesame, and the recommended way to give sesame.
Is it okay for dogs to eat sesame seeds?
Sesame is one of the ingredients that dogs can eat. Since sesame does not contain addictive ingredients, it can be said to be a nutritious and attractive food for dogs if the amount and precautions given are followed. Since it is a familiar ingredient, it can be easily incorporated, but care must be taken with sesame products processed for humans.
Are sesame products such as sesame tofu and sesame rice crackers okay?
Sesame is a portion of food that dogs can eat, but you should refrain from giving processed foods to humans such as sesame tofu and sesame rice crackers. It’s fine if it’s made only from raw materials, but many products contain additives, salt, sugar, etc., which can be harmful to your health. When giving, check the raw material column before giving.
What are sesame nutrients?
Sesame, which can be eaten by dogs, contains a good balance of nutrients such as oil, minerals, vitamins, protein, and dietary fiber. Among these, I will introduce in detail the three, particularly abundant ingredients.
Sesame Greenan (* 1)
Sesame grin is a nutritional ingredient found only in sesame seeds, and the most famous ingredient is “sesamin”, which is also used in supplements. Sesamin has a strong antioxidant effect and has the power to work on liver function.
Dietary fiber (* 2)
Sesame is high in dietary fiber. Dietary fiber has the function of adjusting the intestinal environment and maintaining good intestinal bacteria. Among them, sesame dietary fiber is said to be highly effective in relieving constipation because it reaches the intestines without being digested. It improves bowel movements, so it is effective when you have constipation.
Sesame contains about 10% dietary fiber, so giving too much can cause diarrhea. Try to give a small amount.
Lipid (* 3)
The lipids contained in sesame are rich in unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid and oleic acid, which reduce bad cholesterol and boost immunity. It is said that by taking high-quality lipids, even a small amount of energy can be efficiently supplied and immunity is improved. It is also said to be effective in preventing arteriosclerosis and blood clots. Linoleic acid and oleic acid cannot be synthesized in the body, so those who are feeding homemade foods should take them positively.
How to give sesame seeds to your dog and precautions
Sesame seeds are rich in nutrients and can be expected to have health benefits for dogs, but there are some points to be aware of when giving them. Make sure to check the proper feeding method and precautions so that you can absorb the abundant nutrients.
Give as sesame seeds
Each sesame seed is covered with a hard shell, making it difficult to digest. It is said that even humans with higher digestive function than dogs prefer to eat sesame seeds to absorb the nutrients of sesame seeds. Even more so, dogs cannot digest when eaten as they are and cannot absorb nutrients well, so be sure to give them up before giving them.
Also, even if you give it as sesame seeds that are easy to digest, it is NG to give it in large quantities. As I mentioned earlier, sesame seeds are rich in dietary fiber, which can lead to diarrhea. Sprinkle a small amount on homemade food or dog food.
In addition, sesame is a food that is easily oxidized because it contains a lot of oil. Therefore, it is better to grind it just before giving it to the dog than to give it commercially available sesame seeds.
Beware of allergies!
Some dogs have an allergic reaction to eating sesame seeds. Symptoms of allergies include diarrhea, vomiting, red-eye, an itchy body, and loss of energy. As with all ingredients, give a very small amount when giving for the first time, and gradually increase the amount while watching the situation. If you experience any of the above symptoms, you should refrain from giving them. If the symptoms do not go away or worsen, you may be reacting to ingredients other than sesame, so consult your veterinarian.
Youthful with your dog with nutritious sesame seeds even in small amounts!
Sesame is a nutritious and healthy food for dogs. Sesame is a familiar ingredient found in relatively every household and is easy to give. To keep your dog youthful and healthy forever, let’s take it into your dog’s rice well while observing the appropriate amount and feeding method.
(* 1) Reference: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries aff
(* 2) Reference: From Sesame Onizaki (official site)
(* 3) References: Books Nutrition dictionary by symptomatology/purpose for pet dogs