Can Dogs Eat Pound Cake? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

Just like most desserts, pound cakes aren’t healthy for dogs. These cakes lack nutrients and are packed with ingredients that will only cause trouble in your dog’s stomach. A plain pound cake will consist of butter, sugar, eggs, and flour. Dogs will have trouble digesting some of these ingredients, especially if they are ingested in large amounts.

In addition to the above concern, some pound cake recipes may utilize ingredients that are actually toxic to dogs. The common culprits are raisins, chocolate, and artificial additives like xylitol. Nothing good comes out of letting your dog eat pound cake so please make sure these desserts are out of your dog’s reach.

A tiny piece of pound cake is unlikely to cause much trouble (unless you have a tiny dog or puppy). Anything more, such as a whole loaf, should be acted on swiftly. A trip to the emergency vet would be strongly recommended. For more tips on human food safety, visit our food database which covers 100+ human foods dogs should and shouldn’t eat.

Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a veterinarian when in doubt.


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