Avoid Letting Your Dog Eat Fortune Cookies
In general, we would avoid feeding your dog any cookies including the fortune cookies you may get from Chinese takeaways. It’s not considered toxic to dogs but it isn’t healthy for them either.
The main ingredients of fortune cookies typically include flour, sugar, vanilla, and sesame seed oil. None of these ingredients pop out as being dangerous to dogs but nor do they pop up as being beneficial to a dog’s health. Fortune cookies are essentially empty calories.
Most dogs should be fine from eating one or two fortune cookies but anything more might make them fall ill. The fats, sugar, and artificial flavoring of the fortune cookie may cause a temporary stomach upset for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
Some fortune cookies may also contain xylitol, an artificial sweetener which is toxic to dogs. It’s hard to know which fortune cookie uses this ingredient so we would suggest being safe than sorry in this instance by keeping the cookies away from your dog’s grasp.