Dog Facts

Can I give my dog poke?


Poke is a raw fish salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine. Poke is the Hawaiian verb for “section” or “to slice or cut”. Poke is generally made with yellowfin tuna but in modern poke recipes raw salmon, smoked octopus, to various shell fish and generally any bite size appetizer seasoned with the common “poke” seasonings can be considered Poke.

Modern poke can be found with a myriad amount of different ingredients and combinations. Aside from the common basic ingredients such as soy sauce and sea salt poke can be seasoned with ingredients such as, inamona (roasted crushed candlenut), sesame oil, limu seaweed, and chopped chili pepper, fish eggs, wasabi, green onions, Maui onions, sriracha, mayonnaise.

Ok, what about the dogs? Can you give your dog poke?

Well, better not.

Although dogs can eat raw tuna in small quantities, this spicy salad would not be recommended for your pet especially because of the ingredients that can be added such as garlic, mayonnaise, soy sauce and onions which can be very toxic for dogs!