What Will Happen If You Share Donuts With Your Dog?

What Will Happen If You Share Donuts With Your Dog?

Author WDF Staff | Last updated: May 03 2023


There is some human food that you can share with your pooch and some they should avoid. We would be happiest if we could share everything with them, but unfortunately, that is impossible. If you are a big donut lover and enjoy this tasty food, you probably have wondered: "Can dogs eat donuts?". And we are here to tell you the bitter truth.

Can dogs eat donuts?

Unfortunately – no. You shouldn't share donuts with your dog if you want to preserve your pooch's health. Many donuts come with ingredients that can harm your dog, and you shouldn't even consider sharing some donuts with him.

It is essential to understand that all donuts are bad for your dog's health, but some can even kill your dog. You don't want to risk your pet's life, don't you?

Why are donuts bad for dogs?

In today's world, we can find many different types of donuts with different flavors and ingredients. Most of these ingredients will be bad for your dog; in the worst-case scenario, some of them could even kill your dog.

List of ingredients that are used in donuts that dogs should avoid include


As you can see, more than one ingredient could potentially harm your dog, so why risk your dog's health and offer him some donuts?

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Can my dog eat glazed donuts?

Even if we talk about simple glazed donuts, the answer is still the same – no, you shouldn't give your dog glazed donuts. Although they will not have added ingredients, donuts also contain sugar and fats that aren't good for your dog and can cause the development of pancreatitis, which is an extremely painful condition for the dog.

Your dog will not develop pancreatitis from eating one donut, but why would you even put your dog at risk if there are no nutritional benefits from offering him some donuts?

What to do if your dog has eaten some donuts?

There isn't a correct answer to this question. It will all depend on many different factors. If you suspect your dog has ingested some donuts, you will have to gather some information that will give you the correct answer on whether or not you should rush to the clinic.

If your dog has eaten some donuts, answer these questions

  1. How many of them did the dog eat?
  2. How big were they?
  3. Did they contain any ingredients?
  4. How big is your dog?
  5. Is your dog in good health condition?


Depending on your answers, you will have to decide if it's time to rush to the nearest clinic or will your dog be alright.

For example, if you own a large dog breed, say Mastiff and your dog has eaten small amounts of donuts, you will have nothing to worry about in most cases. However, if you own a smaller dog breed, such as French Bulldog, and if he ingested donuts that contained some ingredient, you should immediately contact your vet and go to the nearest clinic.

In this situation, the time of your reaction can decide whether your dog recovers or not. You must take this problem seriously.

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What problems can my dog experience after eating donuts?

Some symptoms can arise if your dog gets his paws on some donuts. Of course, as we said earlier, your biggest enemies are toxic ingredients that can be found in donuts.

Symptoms to watch out for include

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Excessive drooling
  • Pain
  • Fever

If you notice any of these symptoms, we advise you to call your vet and ask him for advice. Some vets suggest you monitor your dog and, if the symptoms get worse, come to the clinic, while others immediately advise you to go. You will have to trust your vet.

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What can I offer my dog instead of donuts?

As a dog owner, you must be able to resist your dog's puppy eyes and say no. Although you might feel guilt, and your dog could look sad, even if they don't know it, it is best for their health.

You have various choices if you want to offer your dog some treats while eating donuts. Either provide your dog with some commercial dog treats or some healthy human food that can offer some nutritional benefits for him. Those food include carrots, apples, bananas, blueberries, cucumber, watermelon, etc.

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