Can Dogs Eat Gingerbread Cookies? When it is or isn’t an Emergency

Dogs should not be allowed to eat gingerbread cookies as they may contain ingredients that are either toxic to pooches or ingredients that may cause a lot of disruption to the dog’s stomach. For example, a lot of gingerbread cookies may use ingredients like nutmeg, which are toxic to dogs. The actual amount used in the gingerbread cookies is probably not enough to cause serious harm but it’s something you should still be careful about.

The other big reason for not letting your dog eat gingerbread is the high fat and sugar content. Dogs don’t have a digestive system that can process a lot of fat and sugar so dogs that have a bit too many gingerbread cookies may suffer from symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting. In the worst case scenario, some dogs may even suffer from serious conditions like pancreatitis.

Gingerbread cookies aren’t the only snacks for dogs to avoid. There is a huge list of foods dog shouldn’t eat including fortune cookies.

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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