My Dog Ate A Bouillon Cube Will He Get Sick?

By Julie •  Updated: 04/09/21 •  3 min read
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Has your dog eaten a bouillon cube? Are you worried the bouillon cube will make your dog sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place.

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In this article, we’ll take a look at bouillon cubes, the ingredients used in these cubes, and whether or not a bouillon cube can make your dog sick. Let’s get started!

What is a Bouillon Cube?

A bouillon cube is a cube of compressed stock, which has been dehydrated. To use in cooking, the cube must be put into hot water and allowed to dissolve. Bouillon cubes come in different flavors, including beef, chicken, and vegetable.

They’re commonly used in a wide range of recipes for sauces, soups, casseroles, stir-fries, and much more. Some people even use bouillon cubes to flavor the water when cooking rice.

The ingredients contained in bouillon cubes will vary by brand. However, they usually are either based on meat, poultry, or vegetable broth. The cubes also contain various vegetables such as onion, garlic, parsley, and other spices.

So, can a bouillon cube make your dog sick?

Bouillon Cubes & Dogs

Bouillon cubes are not toxic to dogs; however, they may contain ingredients that are harmful to dogs. These include onion and garlic, which are known toxins for dogs.

If a dog eats one bouillon cube, he will more than likely be OK. However, it is possible that a dog with a sensitive stomach could become sick. He could develop some digestive issues such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. In this case, it’s important to monitor your dog. If the vomiting and diarrhea last longer than 12-24 hours, then it’s a good idea to call the vet. The issue is you want to avoid your dog becoming dehydrated.

When dogs eat a bouillon cube on a regular basis, it is possible they could become sick. The issue would be the ingestion of cubes that contain onion and/or garlic. These ingredients can make dogs deathly ill. While it may take some time for the dog to become sick, it would happen sooner or later.

For these reasons, it’s best to keep bouillon cubes out of your dog’s reach. If he eats one, he should be OK. Just watch him and any symptoms he may develop. As always, if you’re worried that your fur baby has eaten a bouillon cube, then be sure to call the vet. They’ll have the best advice on guidance for your unique dog.

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Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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