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Green Chile is for People Not Dogs

Green Chile PetGreen chile is here!! Everyone is starting to roast and stock up on our favorite food. If you live in New Mexico, you likely put green chile on just about everything.  But the one thing you shouldn’t put it on is your dog’s food.

Green chile is great for people. It boosts your immune system, get the oxytocin flowing, and it tastes amazing! But it does not do good thing for your dog.

Thankfully green chile is not toxic, but it can still make them sick.  What can happen if your dog eats green chile:

  • Burning sensation in the mouth
  • Mouth blisters
  • Upset stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety

You may recognize these symptoms because the same things happen to you if you eat chile that is too hot for you. Though they can cause some discomfort, thankfully they pass quickly.
What to do

  • Lots of water – the water can help dilute the acid in the stomach, which causes the stomach upset. It can also help flush their mouth of the acid that causes the burning.
  • Milk – If you dog seems to have a severe burning in his mouth, milk can help neutralize the burning.
  • Grass – Grass is your dogs natural pept0. If their stomach is upset, let them eat some grass and that can help calm their stomach down, or help them to vomit to get rid of what is upsetting their stomach.
  • Pepto-Bismol – You can crush up Pepto-Bismol in water and give it to them. This can help if your dog has diarrhea or is vomiting. The amount you can give depends on your dog’s weight. Make sure to call Albuquerque Vetco to consult with a vet before you give your dog pepto.

Eat all the green chile you can handle, just don’t share with your dog!