My Dog Ate an Oreo Will He Get Sick?
Oreo cookies are a small bit of heaven, don’t you agree? Who does just love to eat an Oreo cookie? Do you eat the filling first and then the outsides? What about dunking them in milk? We said they were a small bit of heaven!
But what about dogs? Can they eat Oreos?
Oreo Cookies Safe for Dogs?
These are wonderful cookies that have a chocolaty outside, with a creamy filling inside. Yum! But are they safe for dogs?
The short answer is no. If your dog’s eaten one Oreo, chances are he will be just fine. But eating more could cause him to become sick. That’s because Oreos contain chocolate, which is toxic to dogs. In addition, these yummy cookies are also high in sugar. Sugar can also cause medical problems in dogs. While it’s not toxic, sugar can lead to weight gain, diabetes, and more.
Symptoms Your Dog Has Eaten Oreos
Here are some symptoms to watch for if your canine companion eats Oreos:
- Increased heart rate
- Bloated stomach
- Abdominal swelling
- Unable to urinate and/or have constipation
My Dog Just Ate Oreos! What Should I Do?
If your fur baby has eaten only one, then he will probably be OK. He may have a little vomiting and diarrhea, which will quickly pass.
However, if he’s a large number of Oreos, then you’ll need to call the vet immediately. And be sure to check if your dog has also eaten any of the packaging. This could cause a serious medical issue called an intestinal blockage.
Note: Do not induce vomiting in your dog, unless the vet recommends you take this action.
Your vet will then advise you on how to proceed, which may include taking your canine friend to be examined, and possibly treated.
Homemade Dog Oreos Recipe
If you’re not able to keep your dog from eating Oreos, then maybe you should consider making homemade doggie Oreos for him! These Oreos don’t contain chocolate; instead, they use carob powder, which has a similar flavor to chocolate. Dogs seem to love this chocolate alternative!
Here’s the easy recipe for Homemade Doggie Oreos:
- 1 banana
- ½ cup almond butter, with no sugar or salt
- ¼ cup milk (if your dog’s not allergic or intolerant)
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- ½ cup carob powder
- Filling: 8 oz softened cream cheese or almond butter
1). Heat oven to 350 F.
2). In a medium mixing bowl, mash the banana with a fork.
3). Add the rest of the ingredients (but not the filling) and mix well.
4). Roll dough on a lightly floured surface—aim to make the cookies about ¼” thick and cut with a circular cookie cutter.
5). Bake 8-10 minutes on a non-stick baking sheet.
6). When the cookies have completely cooled, spread 1-2 teaspoons of filling on half of the cookies. Then cover the filling with the other half of the cookies.
Now your dog can enjoy them! And if they smell good to you, they’re also OK for pet parents to eat!