Is It Safe To Give My Dog Marshmallows?
Are you aware of the fact that common foods in your pantry are potentially toxic to your dog?
This list includes but isn't limited to:
Dogs love food and they like to guilt you into giving them some share of your meal by giving you those puppy dog eyes! So, I recommend that you always look up a food before letting your furry friend have a taste of it!
You don’t want to unintentionally harm your dog, right!? In today’s article, I’ll be answering the question: ‘Can dogs eat Marshmallows’?
Let’s begin, shall we?!
Can Dogs Eat Marshmallows Without Any Problems?
Okay, so here’s the deal… Marshmallows aren’t toxic to dogs---which means that they won’t necessarily kill your furry friend. However. They do contain a boatload of sugar which will most definitely wreak havoc on your doggy friend’s digestive system and health. In fact, intake of sugar is has been linked to excess shedding in dogs and itching as well! So, even though the occasional marshmallow won’t necessarily harm your dog, it's best that you learn to say ‘no’ to your furry friend.
I could tell you that marshmallows are safe in moderation… But, even if you feed your dog say, one or two marshmallows a day, they will eventually cause a problem. So, no sugar for your doggy. There are a lot of dog treats available on the market! So, distract your doggy friends with those instead.
My Dog Ate Too Many Marshmallows: What Do I Do?
Like I said before, the consumption of marshmallows is not toxic for your dog. But, you should still keep a close eye on your doggy friend as they can have an upset stomach or can even vomit. If your dog has stopped eating food or drinking water, you should immediately take him to the vet or go to an emergency animal care center.
If your dog has had just a couple of marshmallows, chances are that he may not react to them after all. In this case, you should just try to make sure that something like this doesn’t happen again. If you have kids, explain to them how Fido can’t have marshmallows.
So, Can Dogs Eat Marshmallows?
Feeding your dog some marshmallows so that he eats his medicine isn’t a big deal.
Marshmallows in general, aren’t toxic to dogs. However, this sweet and fluffy treat contains a lot of sugar which is not really good for your dog’s digestive system. Consumption of sweets has also been linked to excessive shedding as well as allergic reactions. So, lay low on the marshmallows. Feeding your dog some marshmallows once in a blue moon won’t hurt but, don’t make it a habit.
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- Under 9 calories each, great for responsible treating & training