My Dog Ate Crackers What Should I Do?

Reviewed By Tom •  Updated: 01/17/22 •  3 min read
Dog Moderate Toxicity Level
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My Dog Ate Crackers

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Many of us enjoy cracker snacks every so often. Crackers are so good, and they come in a wide range of flavors and shapes! But what happens if a dog eats crackers? Can crackers make a dog sick?

Has your dog eaten crackers? Are you worried the crackers 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 some information about crackers and whether they can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!

It is strongly recommended to contact a Pet Poison Helpline or your veterinarian.

What are Crackers?

Crackers are a dry snack food that’s usually flat and baked. They’re made with flour, seasonings, salt, fat, and more. They can be eaten on their own, as part of a meal (such as with soup), or as a snack. Many people love eating crackers covered with cheese, jam, fruit, dips, and more! Crackers are one of the most versatile snacks around!

While crackers are safe for humans, what happens if a dog eats crackers? Can the dog get sick from eating crackers?

Crackers & Dogs

Crackers can be safe for dogs, but only if they don’t contain ingredients that are toxic to dogs. For instance, a saltine or two probably wouldn’t make a dog sick. However, too many crackers could be bad for a dog.

Some crackers are made with flavorings that can be toxic for dogs. For example, garlic and onions are poisonous to dogs. Crackers may also contain high amounts of fat, which can make a dog sick. Not only that, but a dog that eats too many crackers could also gain weight and become obese.

Too many salty crackers could lead to sodium poisoning, too. Even too many graham crackers could make a dog sick because they may contain high amounts of sugar.

What to Do If Your Dog Has Eaten Crackers

So, if your dog has eaten a large number of crackers, then it’s best to call the vet. And if your dog has eaten crackers that contain ingredients that are toxic to dogs, call the vet immediately. The vet has medication and treatments that can help your dog in these situations.

It’s best to err on the side of caution in a situation like this and ensure your dog stays happy and healthy! Remember, one or two plain crackers won’t make your dog sick. Even so, it’s best not to let your dog eat crackers too often! Keep these and other snacks out of your dog’s reach.

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Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!

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