Who doesn’t love a birthday cake frosted with buttercream frosting? This is some of the yummiest stuff on the planet! And we’re pretty sure dogs feel the same way and would love nothing better than to chomp down on cake and frosting! However, what happens if a dog eats buttercream frosting?
Has your dog eaten buttercream frosting? Are you worried the buttercream frosting 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 put together information about buttercream frosting and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is Buttercream Frosting?
Buttercream frosting is an icing that’s used to cover, fill, and decorate cakes. Nothing is better than buttercream frosting, with its creamy, silky texture. This type of icing is usually made with vanilla but can be made with other flavorings such as chocolate, fruit flavors, and more.
The other ingredients used to make buttercream frosting are simple and may include:
- Vanilla extract (or another flavoring)
- Confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)
- Food coloring
While buttercream frosting can be safe for humans (in moderation), what about dogs? Can buttercream frosting make a dog sick?
Buttercream Frosting & Dogs
We’ll start out by saying if your dog has had only a lick or two of buttercream frosting, chances are he will be OK. However, if a dog has more frosting, it can make him very sick.
The problem with buttercream frosting is that it contains high amounts of sugar, butter, and milk. In large amounts, sugar can be toxic for dogs. In addition, milk and butter can be dangerous. These dairy products contain fat. If a dog eats them in large amounts, the fat could cause something called pancreatitis, which is inflammation of the pancreas. This condition can be serious if left untreated.
Another issue is whether the buttercream frosting is made with other ingredients. For instance, chocolate is toxic to dogs, as are other ingredients.
So, if your dog has eaten a large amount of buttercream frosting, then it’s a good idea to call the vet right away. Don’t wait for symptoms to appear; call the vet now. Let them know what’s happened and when your dog ate the icing. The vet will explain the best course of action to help your fur baby.
It’s best to buttercream and other types of frosting away from your dog. They’re not healthy for him and could even make him seriously sick! So while he won’t be happy not to have the icing, your dog will stay healthy!
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