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CAN DOGS EAT
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(by Haley Williams & Guy Crites)

Can Dogs Eat, Drink, or Have These...Things?!

Can dogs eat grass? Yes.
Every other “can dogs eat” thing that doesn’t fit another category.
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  • Can dogs eat Nylabone? No.

    Can Dogs Eat Nylabone?

    No. Don’t feed your dog Nylabone.

    Nylabone makes dog chews that are made of a gummy material that isn’t meant to be edible. There have been numerous reports of dogs dying after getting pieces of these bones lodged in their stomachs and intestines.

    Giving your dog something to chew on that isn't edible is never a good idea. Click To Tweet

    Dogs are efficient chewers and can get through very tough materials.  They’re not worth the high risk of possible intestinal blockage.

  • Can dogs eat xylitol? Never give your dog xylitol or products containing xylitol.

    Can Dogs Eat Xylitol?

    No. NEVER, EVER let your dog consume xylitol. If they consume it accidently, get to your vet right away.

    Xylitol is used in sugar-free items (gum, most notably, but also some peanut butters) as a sweetener.

    Ingestion of as little as 0.1 g/kg of this stuff can be toxic to your dog. Ingestion of 0.5 g/kg or higher could result in fatal complications in the liver. Xylitol may cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and can be hepatoxic (liver problems).

Safe for Dogs

  • Can dogs eat honey? Yes, but not puppies.

    Can Dogs Eat Honey?

    Yes. You can feed honey to your dog, but never to puppies.

    Honey contains flavonoids which are antioxidants that reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.

    Honey can also help treat ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis.

    Some honey may contain botulism spores that can’t be tolerated by puppies’ immune systems. And always, feed in moderation.

  • Can dogs eat sunflower seeds? Yes, after you remove the shell and only unsalted seeds.

    Can Dogs Eat Sunflower Seeds?

    Yes. You can feed your dog sunflower seeds, but only in moderation. Be sure to remove the shells first, as the shells will upset your dog’s stomach. Also, make sure the seeds are unsalted and unseasoned.

    Sunflower seeds contain Vitamin E which helps improve your dog’s skin and coat condition. They are also rich in iron and low in saturated fats.

    They also contain Vitamin B8 and selenium, which actually help your dog relax.

  • Can dogs eat tofu? Yes.

    Can Dogs Eat Tofu?

    Yes. Your dog can consume tofu, although it’s not entirely useful to your dog.

    Tofu contains protein, but plant-based protein.

    Your dog can make use of this, but your dog needs animal-based protein more than anything.

    Keep in mind that your dog may be allergic to soy as well.

  • Can dogs eat grass? Yes.

    Can Dogs Eat Grass?

    Yes. Dogs can eat grass.

    As for why dogs eat grass, no one is completely sure.

    Dogs may eat grass just because, or sometimes they may eat grass to induce vomiting.

    Either way, grass is not harmful to your dog, unless it has been treated with herbicides or pesticides.

  • Can dogs eat dandelions? Yes.

    Can Dogs Eat Dandelions?

    Yes. Dogs can eat dandelions, and they might actually be good for your pup.

    They contain Vitamins A, C, K, D, and B complex.

    They are rich in iron, manganese, and phosphorous.

    They can help your dog’s digestion and might help temporarily relieve indigestion and gas.

  • Can dogs consume olive oil? Yes, in moderation.

    Can Dogs Consume Olive Oil?

    Yes. Dogs can eat olive oil in moderation.

    Olive oil is rich in healthy fats (monosaturated fatty acids) and low in unhealthy fats (saturated and trans fats). These healthy fats can help regulate insulin levels and lower cholesterol.

    Olive oil can be used to treat itchy skin and helps keep your dog’s coat and skin healthy.

    Olive oil may help prevent certain cancers and heart disease.

  • Can dogs consume vegetable oil? Yes, in moderation.

    Can Dogs Consume Vegetable Oil?

    Yes. Dogs can eat vegetable oil in moderation.

    Vegetable oil is often used in low quality dog foods to help maintain a healthy skin and coat.

    However, vegetable oil is an incredibly generic term. There are many kinds of vegetable oils, and partially hydrogenated oils are not recommended.

  • Can dogs eat ice? Yes.

    Can Dogs Eat Ice?

    Yes. Ice is solid water; so of course your dog can eat ice!

    There is a myth of your dog suffering from bloat if given ice or ice water.

    Bloat definitely exists (if you give a hot, overheated dog too much water he can swallow too much air) and can be very serious, but just consuming ice or ice water will not put your dog at risk. Just monitor his water intake after heavy exercise or let him cool off a bit before giving him water.

    Also, supervise your dog if you give him an ice cube, as he may swallow it whole and choke on it.

  • Can dogs eat nutritional yeast? Yes.

    Can Dogs Eat Nutritional Yeast?

    Yes. Dogs can consume nutritional yeast in small amounts.

    The yeast is rich in B-vitamins, but dogs don’t have a high need for these.

    Nutritional yeast is one of those foods that you should never have a need to feed your dog, but if they happen into some, it wouldn’t be harmful.

  • Can dogs eat xanthan gum? Yes, but shouldn't.

    Can Dogs Eat Xanthan Gum?

    Yes, but shouldn’t.

    Xantham gum is used in processed pet foods as a thickening agent and is made from corn, wheat, dairy, or soy. Those ingredients should tell you that dogs can eat xantham gum, but shouldn’t.

    This compound isn’t nutritious and is usually just added to low-quality, processed foods.

    Too much of this can lead to diarrhea.

  • Can dogs eat Weetabix? Yes, but not recommended.

    Can Dogs Eat Weetabix?

    If you choose to give your dog cereal (like Weetabix), do so in moderation and rarely.

    While cereal (like Weetabix) can technically be eaten by your pet, it’s not necessary. They get all their nutrition from their own food and don’t need the added carbohydrates from cereal.

    They also might be allergic to some of the ingredients.

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