Can Dogs Eat Gummy Bears

Can Dogs Eat Gummy Bears

Author WDF Staff


Who doesn’t like sweet or sour gummy bears? They are one of our favorite candies, and since we are dog owners, one question popped into our minds, “Can dogs eat gummy bears?” We were curious, so we decided to find the best possible answer, and it was - Probably not. Here’s what you should know about dogs and gummy bears.

Are gummy bears safe for dogs?

Gummy bears come in all shapes, sizes, and tastes. It is best not to give gummy bears to your dog because some contain ingredients that are toxic to dogs. The most dangerous ingredient in gummy bears is xylitol. This artificial sweetener has the potential to kill your dog. It is best not to risk your dog’s health and simply not share gummy bears with your dog.

What if my dog ate gummy bears?

If, despite your best efforts, your dog got ahold of gummy bears and ate a bunch of them, it is best to call your vet immediately. Check the candy’s packaging and read the ingredient list. If the gummy bears don’t contain xylitol, chances are, your dog will be fine. They might experience some digestive upset like vomiting or diarrhea, but at least you dodged the xylitol bullet. However, if gummy bears contain xylitol, there is plenty of reason to get worried.

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After you called your vet, you should follow the vet’s instructions, and they will probably tell you to bring your dog in for observation and treatment. You shouldn’t try to make your dog vomit unless your vet tells you to do so, or you are not sure how long ago your dog ate the toxic gummy bears. If your vet advises you to induce vomiting, here’s how you can do it safely - How to make a dog throw up?

HELPFUL TIP: If you love eating gummy candy and have a dog, look for products that don’t contain xylitol. It is best to keep pet-safe things at home.

In conclusion

Gummy bears are not necessary for your dog’s diet, so there is no good reason for sharing them with your dog. They will not offer any health or dietary benefits, and gummy bears can contain highly toxic things to dogs, like xylitol. Even if they don’t contain xylitol, they most likely have sugar levels that are not safe or healthy for your dog. When it comes to giving gummy bears to dogs, it is best not to do it.

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