When you have a party or get-together, it’s a great idea to have foods and snacks everyone enjoys. What party would be complete without artichoke dip? It’s a great treat, and many pet parents love it! If you love it, chances are your dog will, too! But what happens if a dog eats artichoke dip?
Has your dog eaten artichoke dip? Are you worried that artichoke dip 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 artichoke dip and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is Artichoke Dip?
Artichoke dip is a food that can be served at parties and other get-togethers. The main ingredient in this dip is artichoke. The dip may be served with crackers, chips, and more. It’s a very popular appetizer, too!
There are many different recipes for artichoke dip; however, most of them include the following ingredients:
- Canned or jarred artichokes
- Lemon juice
- Olive oil
- Bread crumbs
Some recipes for the dip are baked in the oven, and sometimes the tip is served in a bread bowl. While the dip is safe for humans (in moderation), what about dogs? Can artichoke dip make a dog sick?
Artichoke Dip & Dogs
Unfortunately, artichoke dip can make a dog sick. Now, if your fur baby has one lick of artichoke dip, he should be OK. However, a larger serving of artichoke dip could make him sick.
The problem is that the dip contains a high amount of fat, salt, dairy, and garlic. Some dogs may develop GI upset after eating some artichoke dip, while other dogs may get sick from eating dairy. Most dogs are lactose intolerant and some dogs are allergic to dairy. And garlic is toxic to dogs.
Symptoms of Artichoke Dip Ingestion in Dogs
You may notice these symptoms if your dog has eaten artichoke dip:
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased appetite
- Difficulty breathing
If you notice these or other concerning symptoms in your dog, call the vet immediately. This is an emergency.
Treatment of Artichoke Ingestion in Dogs
Treatment depends on the vet’s diagnosis. For instance, if they diagnose your fur baby with an allergic reaction, the vet will give your dog an antihistamine and other medications to stop the reaction. In some cases, it may be necessary to give your fur baby an epinephrine injection if he’s having a severe allergic reaction.
On the other hand, if your dog has been diagnosed with pancreatitis, the vet will give your dog an IV with fluids and medication to control pain and stop diarrhea and vomiting. Antibiotics may also be given in some situations.
If your canine companion has GI upset, the vet will give him some medications to stop vomiting & diarrhea.
The prognosis is best for dogs who receive prompt medical attention after eating artichoke dip. In the future, it’s best to keep artichoke dip out of your dog’s reach. You’ll both be happier for it!