Can Dogs Eat Pretzels?

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Can Dogs Eat Pretzels?

Can dogs eat pretzels?

Are pretzels OK for dogs?

No, dogs can’t eat pretzels.

These snacks are covered with salt, which is dangerous for dogs.

Too much sodium isn’t good for humans, neither for dogs.

If your dog eats one pretzel, don’t worry because a single pretzel doesn’t contain enough salt to harm your dog’s health.

can dogs eat pretzels

If your dog eats a mouthful of pretzels make sure there is plenty of fresh water available to prevent dehydration.

Salt poisoning is a serious condition and can even lead to the death. If you dog eats too much salty food, he can present the following signs:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy
  • Anorexia
  • Excessive urination
  • Excessive thirst
  • Seizures
  • Coma

Some pretzels are sweet and can be just as dangerous for dogs as salty pretzels. Sweet pretzels can contain raisins which are very toxic for dogs.

Plain pretzels with no added salt, flavorings or raisins can be tolerated in very small amounts as a treat.

But they still not contain anything to provide your dog valuable nutrients.

List of toxic foods for dogs: 10 Foods That May Kill Your Dog

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About the Author:

Hi! I'm Dora Mancha, DVM. I am graduated for the Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Lisbon (2009). My degree is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). I completed my degree in Veterinary Medicine in July, 2009. Over the first years as a veterinarian my work was closely related to the animal health field. I have gained some average experience having worked in Barcelona University (UAB) Equine Hospital and by working with veterinarians in Portugal. In addition, in 2009 - 2010 I was in Madrid at the University Alfonso X el Sábio doing an internship in the equine service. I am also very interested in small animal medicine and surgery. In fact I worked in several small animals clinics in Portugal improving my knowledge about small animal behavior and health. Dogs always have been present in my life, since I was a child. At the present moment I have four dogs a Labrador, a Epagnheul Breton, a Whippet and a mixed breed dog.

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