Can Dogs Eat Powdered or Sugared Donuts? When it is or isn’t an Emergency
You shouldn’t let your dog eat any kind of donut including powdered donuts and sugared donuts. They can be a huge safety hazard, especially if the dog takes more than one bite of the powdered donut.
Powdered donuts can be dangerous to dogs in a number of ways. First, they may contain ingredients that are harmful or toxic to pets. Some common culprits include: chocolate, nutmeg, and artificial sweeteners. The amount from a single powdered donut is unlikely to be fatal to dogs but it may still contribute to symptoms ranging from anywhere between mild to serious.
The excessive amount of sugar from the powdered sugar coating also doesn’t help. Dogs that eat too much sugar in one sitting are likely to suffer from temporary symptoms like stomach upsets.
If you know that your dog only ate a tiny amount of powdered donut then a trip to the vet might not be necessary. You should watch over your dog carefully over the next few hours and make sure he has access to plenty of fresh water.
If your dog ate several sugared donuts (or similar donuts like Krispy Kreme) or your dog has a health condition that doesn’t go well excessive sugar consumption (such as diabetes) then we would recommend calling the vet immediately for advice and next steps.