Can Dogs Eat Fish Sauce? (The Risks!)

Yes, dogs can eat fish sauce.

However, fish sauce is pretty salty so you should only feed fish sauce to your dog in small amounts and irregular intervals, only as a treat and not a regular part of their diet.

Can fish sauce make a dog sick?

Yes, if a dog eats fish sauce in large amounts it can lead to stomach problems, such as diarrhea. Fish sauce contains lots of salt which overwhelms and dehydrates the body. It also contains glutamate which is known to be toxic for dogs.

Is fish sauce bad for dogs?

In moderation, probably not. However, it should still be used sparingly and only as a treat or as an occasional meal topper.

Just like with onions and garlic, you should never feed your dog fish sauce or any food that contains monosodium glutamate (MSG). MSG is toxic for dogs, just like onions and garlic are.

Is fish sauce good for dogs?

Fish sauce is a great way to season dog food. In small amounts, fish sauce can be used as a meat flavoring and it adds umami flavor to your pet’s food.

What should I feed my dog instead?

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to fish sauce, we recommend that you use chicken broth instead. Low-sodium, unsalted chicken broth can be found in almost any grocery store or pet shop.