Can Dogs Eat Worcestershire Sauce?

Can Dogs Eat Worcestershire Sauce?

Worcestershire sauce is a fermented liquid condiment that comes from the city of Worcester as you may have guessed which is in Worcestershire, England. It was created in the first half of the 19th century.

A lot of people enjoy adding this sauce to their meals for added flavor but is it truly safe for your dog to be eating it all? Lets say for example if it was on some leftover foods?

However before we can answer this question we should look at the nutritional facts of this sauce:

  • Calories: 78
  • Total Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 980 mg
  • Potassium: 800 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 19 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Vitamin A: 1%
  • Vitamin C: 21%
  • Calcium: 10%
  • Iron: 29%
  • Vitamin D: 0%
  • Magnesium: 3%

Source: Wikipedia


Based on this information above even though Worcestershire sauce may have some good ingredients in it for dogs it also has a lot of really bad ingredients such as the really high salt content.

Therefore it is recommended that you avoid trying to feed any foods or dishes to your dog that contains Worcestershire sauce as it is bad for their health.

A little bit accidentally ingested should be okay but if you notice any issues with your dog please consult your local vet for advice.