Can Dogs Eat Sourdough Bread? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

Small pieces of plain sourdough bread are unlikely to cause problems for dogs unless they have allergies or sensitivities to the bread ingredient. That said, we wouldn’t let your dog eat sourdough bread because there are little-to-no benefits for dogs to gain from eating it.

One concern regarding sourdough bread is the possibility of it causing issues like bloat and stomach distress. Sourdough bread may contain ingredients that a dog’s stomach isn’t able to easily process or digest. It will be even more problematic if the sourdough bread isn’t fully baked. The yeast in the bread may exacerbate the bloating effect in the dog’s gastrointestinal tract.

These days, sourdough breads come in a variety of flavors. Some of these breads may incorporate ingredients that are dangerous to dogs, including raisins and chocolate pieces. Make sure to check the ingredients carefully before you let your dog eat small pieces of store-bought sourdough. Aside from sourdough, you may want to also check our human food for dogs list to see what other foods should be avoided.

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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