Why Dogs Shouldn’t Eat Anything with Barbecue (BBQ) Sauce

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It’s important to not let your dog eat any food that comes with barbecue (BBQ) sauce. This may include dishes like baby back ribs and grilled chicken. Barbecue sauce is not healthy for dogs for a number of reasons.

First, barbecue sauce is likely to contain ingredients that are toxic to dogs, such as onion and garlic for example. It’s most likely not enough to be considered fatal but it can absolutely make your dog sick. The more BBQ sauce your dog eats, the higher the risk.

Aside from the toxic ingredients, barbecue sauce may also contain ingredients like sugar, vinegar, and mustard. A small amount is unlikely to cause any harm but anything larger may lead to digestive issues like diarrhea.


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