Can dogs eat miso paste? They can but here’s why you shouldn’t

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  November 15, 2020

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Miso paste is a by-product of soybeans and has been well-known to be packed with a variety of nutrients for the human body.

But what happens if your dog gets a hold of some miso paste? Can they eat it?

In short – yes, dogs can eat miso paste, but only in small amounts. Miso paste is not particularly toxic to dogs, but having too much miso paste may cause an upset stomach in your dog and you shouldn’t actively feed it to them.

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Aside from having to deal with loose stools and possible vomiting, the sodium in miso paste may also cause further health complications in the long run.

In more serious cases, eating too much miso paste may cause pancreatitis in your dog.

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While you won’t see any immediate negative effects, you should look out for any signs of discomfort in your dog if they have ingested miso paste recently.

To ease the panic, you should also give your dog more water to drink to help wash out the effects of the miso paste.

If you’re unsure about the amount of miso paste your dog has had, or you notice any serious discomforts in your dog, it may be a good idea to book an appointment with your vet to be safe.

If your dog ate some miso, you can feed them rice to settle their stomach, but if they seem unwell, contact a veterinarian.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.