Can You Share Goldfish Crackers With Your Dog

Can You Share Goldfish Crackers With Your Dog

Author WDF Staff


If you are anything like us, you love snacking on goldfish crackers, and if you have a dog, you probably noticed how they look at you while you eat. If you ever catch yourself wanting to share a goldfish cracker with your dog, make sure you know the answer to the question, “Can dogs eat goldfish crackers?” Well, the best advice anyone can give you is - No. Here’s why goldfish crackers are not safe for dogs.

Why are goldfish crackers not safe for dogs?

These salty snacks might be absolutely delicious, but their recipe includes ingredients that are not good or safe for dogs to eat. One of the worst things for dogs in goldfish crackers is the onion powder. According to the recipe of a well-known goldfish cracker manufacturer, it contains around 2% onion powder, and most dog owners know how dangerous onions are to dogs. If you want to know more about it, check out this article - Can dogs eat onions?

The second reason you shouldn’t feed goldfish crackers to your dog is the high salt content. Dogs have a delicate sodium level, so eating salty foods will cause many problems in the long term and the short term. Dogs that eat too much salt will experience vomiting, tremors, seizures, lethargy, swelling, and dehydration. In worst cases, it can lead to sodium ion poisoning.

Another potential issue is garlic. If the goldfish crackers contain garlic powder, you should know that garlic is toxic to dogs. It will destroy the dog’s red blood cells and can lead to garlic toxicity. Even the smallest amounts can have terrible consequences.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Before you decide to include something new in your dog’s diet, talk to your vet. Ask for their advice and whether something is a safe option for your dog.

Safe alternatives

Dogs don’t need treats like goldfish crackers in their lives. They might seem eager to get one, but they don’t really know what they are asking for; they simply want something you are eating. If you want to brighten your dog’s life with some healthy treats, it is best to get them some healthy dog treats. You can find them here - Best dog treats.

Plus, you don’t have to be a master chef to prepare healthy dog treats at home. You need some basic ingredients and the will to prepare something for your dog. You can find a few ideas here - Homemade peanut butter treats.

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