Who doesn’t love crescent rolls? They smell so good while they’re baking and are irresistible when they come out of the oven! It’s not only pet parents who enjoy the smell of crescent rolls! Our dogs also love the smell. Some dogs even eat crescent roll dough! But what happens if a dog eats crescent roll dough?
Has your dog eaten crescent roll dough? Are you worried the crescent roll dough 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 crescent roll dough and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is Crescent Roll Dough?
Crescent roll dough can be purchased at the grocery store, where it’s found in the dairy or cold food sections. The dough usually comes in a cardboard cylinder-shaped container that has metal caps on the ends. These popular rolls are available from name brands and grocery store brands.
People love to use these pre-made crescent rolls for dinner, breakfast, and more! The rolls taste great and are easy to prepare. Most crescent roll doughs contain the following ingredients:
- Wheat flour
- Vegetable shortening
- Beta carotene (for color)
- Baking powder
- Soybean oil
- Vital wheat gluten
- Potassium chloride
- Annatto extract (for color)
While the baked rolls are wonderful to eat, what about the raw dough? Can crescent roll dough make a dog sick?
Crescent Roll Dough & Dogs
It’s possible crescent roll dough could make a dog sick. The issues are how much dough the dog eats and whether the dough contains yeast.
Dough that contains yeast can cause a condition called unbaked dough poisoning in dogs. The yeast may be fermented in the dog’s digestive tract and cause a dog’s blood-alcohol level to rise to toxic levels. This can be a life-threatening condition.
If the dough doesn’t contain yeast, it’s still possible a dog could become sick. The dog could develop vomiting and diarrhea.
Finally, there’s also the possibility that a dog has eaten the product packaging. The packaging could clump together in the dog’s stomach, leading to an intestinal blockage, which can be life-threatening.
What to Do If Your Dog’s Eaten Crescent Roll Dough
The first thing to do is to find the product packaging. If that’s been eaten with the dough, call the vet immediately. Don’t wait for your dog to have symptoms.
If your dog has eaten the crescent roll dough, check the packaging (if that’s available) and see if the product contains yeast. If so, call the vet right away. Also, monitor your dog for diarrhea and vomiting. These symptoms should not last longer than 12-24 hours. If they do, call the vet.
If your canine companion has eaten one or two unbaked crescent rolls and the dough doesn’t contain yeast, then monitor your dog for upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea. If he has diarrhea and vomiting that last longer than 12-24 hours, then call the vet.
The good news is that dogs will survive eating crescent roll dough in most cases!