My Dog Ate Babybel Cheese Wax What Should I Do?

By Kim •  Updated: 03/26/21 •  3 min read
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Babybel cheese! What’s not to love? It’s great to eat as a snack when you’re on-the-go, and more! While they’re great as they are, Babybel cheese is also used in a wide range of recipes.

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While the cheese is great, what happens if your dog happens to eat the wax on Babybel cheeses?

In this article, we’ll take a look at what Babybel cheese is and whether or not wax wrapping can be dangerous for dogs. Let’s get started!

What is Babybel Cheese?

Babybel is a brand of snack cheese products, which are individually wrapped in wax. The products come in several different flavors, including mozzarella, gouda, cheddar, swiss, original, and light.

During our research, it was interesting to learn these cheeses have been around for a while! They were developed by Le Groupe Bel, located in the Jura part of France. The company was started by Jules Bel back in 1865!

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Babybel cheeses are famous for their yummy flavors and for being easy to eat anywhere.

The cheese is individually wrapped in a coating of wax. On the Babybel site, the company says their wax is made of a blend of paraffin and microcrystalline waxes and coloring. The wax contains no bisphenol and is food-safe. It will not pose a health problem if accidentally ingested. This means the wax isn’t toxic.

However, could Babybel cheese wax make a dog sick?

Babybel Cheese Wax & Dogs

The good news is the Babybel cheese wax isn’t toxic to dogs. However, it can cause some other problems if ingested by dogs.

For most dogs, eating one wax wrapper shouldn’t hurt them. However, if your dog is small, then the wrapper could pose a health hazard. The problem is the wax could form a blockage in the dog’s intestines.

If a dog has eaten a lot of Babybel cheese wax, the same thing could happen, whether your dog is small, medium, or large. The wax could cause an intestinal blockage, which is a very serious condition.

Symptoms of Intestinal Blockage in Dogs

You may notice these symptoms if your dog has eaten many Babybel cheese wax wrappers:

If your dog is showing any of these symptoms, then it’s time to call the vet. This is a medical emergency.

In most cases, dogs who receive prompt medical care for an intestinal blockage will make a full recovery. And next time you enjoy some Babybel, be sure to keep them where your dog can’t help himself!

 

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Kim

Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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