Who doesn’t love a piece of warm apple pie? It’s often a favorite in many homes across the US! Many people eat apple pie alone, but others love it topped with ice cream or whipped cream. And you can bet that if your dog sees you eating apple pie, he’ll want some, too! But can dogs eat apple pie?
Has your dog eaten apple pie? Are you worried that the apple pie will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something like this.
We’ve gathered information about apple pie and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is Apple Pie?
Apple pie is a fruit dessert that’s made with a top and bottom crust, then filled with apples and other ingredients. It’s thought that Dutch and Swedes originally brought this yummy dessert to the US in the 17th or 18th centuries. No matter when it reached our shores, apple pie soon became associated with the US and is considered to be a traditional American dessert!
Apple pie recipes can vary; however, they may contain the following ingredients:
While apple pie is safe for humans (in moderation), what about dogs? Can dogs safely eat apple pie?
Apple Pie & Dogs
The good news is that a small amount of apple pie will not harm your dog! However, he should not eat apple pie on a regular basis. The sugar and fat in the pie could make your dog obese and cause serious health issues such as diabetes. But if your dog has a bite or more of apple pie, he will be OK.
On the other hand, if your canine companion eats ½ a pie or more, he could become sick.
Symptoms of Apple Pie Ingestion in Dogs
You may notice these symptoms if your dog has eaten apple pie:
These symptoms should last no longer than 12 to 24 hours. If they last longer, it’s best to call the vet.
Treatment of Apple Pie Ingestion in Dogs
The vet has medications that can stop diarrhea and vomiting. That’s great news! They will check your fur baby to see if he’s dehydrated. If so, the vet may give your canine companion an IV with fluids to rehydrate him.
In some cases, your fur baby may also need to be treated with medications that protect the digestive tract.
The good news is that most dogs will make a full recovery after overeating apple pie! In the future, it’s a good idea to keep this and other pies out of your dog’s reach. You’ll both be happier for it!