Can Dogs Eat Sushi?

Can Dogs Eat Sushi?

Sushi is a very popular Japanese food that many people love to eat and it has become very popular in North America.

Sushi comes in a variety of types and shapes but the most common is seaweed wrapped with rice and some sort of filling ingredients.

These ingredients can vary from meat, to fish, to veggies and more.

So can dogs eat sushi safely at all?

Yes, but you must be very careful what types of sushi you feed your dog.

If you are unsure it is best to avoid feeding sushi to your dog all together. One thing to consider right off the bat is the cost. Sushi is expensive and therefore not the ideal food to be giving to your dog.

Other things to worry about is parasites and bacteria. You need to make sure you avoid getting your dog sick with spoiled or raw sushi. It is best to throw away the leftovers.

However if you have sushi with cooked rice and vegetables and it is fresh it should be safe for your dog to eat.

Some ingredients to avoid feeding to your dog if in sushi include but aren’t limited to:

  • avocado
  • spices – thai-style
  • garlic
  • wasabi
  • and more

Your dog my get sick from eating sushi as well so it is important to watch for signs of diarrhea, upset stomach, loose stools and vomiting. Limit your dogs intake of sushi and make it a very rare meal.


Yes, your dog can eat sushi but it is best to error on the side of caution and just don’t feed your dog sushi at all if you are worried about your dogs health.