We Don’t Recommend Letting Your Dog Eat Bread
Deciding whether to let your dog eat bread can feel like going through a labyrinth. There are so many questions you need to consider before you could feel confident that the bread is safe for your dog to eat. Here are the reasons we wouldn’t recommend letting your dog eat bread.
Generally speaking, it should be safe for dogs to eat a small piece of plain bread as long as they don’t have any allergies to the bread ingredient. The problem is that you can’t be 100% sure of what ingredients a bread uses unless you make it yourself. That’s the first reason why you shouldn’t risk anything by letting your dog eat bread.
A lot of bread these days could also be considered ’empty calories’. Yes, there are breads that are rich in nutrients and fibre but these types of breads are likely to be off-limit to your dog because of the “toxic” ingredients they may potentially contain. Ultimately, the bread might just be a filler with very little health benefits for your dog.
For non-plain bread, you need to be worried about the ingredients they may contain. Popular bread ingredients like raisins, garlic, onion, and chocolate can be highly toxic to dogs. Dessert breads may also make use of artificial sweeteners like xylitol which is also considered toxic.