My Dog Ate Crumb Cake What Should I Do?

By Kim •  Updated: 02/14/22 •  3 min read
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My Dog Ate Crumb Cake

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What comes to mind when you think of crumb cake? If you love this type of cake, then your mouth may start to water as you think about that yummy topping and moist cake! Who wouldn’t love it, including your dog? But what happens if a dog eats crumb cake?

Has your dog eaten crumb cake? Are you worried the crumb cake will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when something like this happens.

We’ve put together some information about crumb cake and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!

What is Crumb Cake?

Crumb cake has a crisp, buttery streusel topping covering a soft, moist cake that includes swirls of vanilla and cinnamon. It’s a favorite breakfast or snack cake around the world! And if you’ve eaten crumb cake, then you know the name for this cake is correct. This is a cake that creates many yummy crumbs!

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Crumb cake recipes do vary; however, they usually contain the following ingredients:

Streusel Topping:

Cake Ingredients:

These are the ingredients that go into a yummy crumb cake. But are these safe for dogs? What happens if a dog eats crumb cake?

Crumb Cake & Dogs

Unfortunately, crumb cake can make dogs sick. If your dog has had a small lick or a bite, then chances are he will be OK. However, if he’s eaten more of the cake, then he could become pretty sick. The cake ingredients that cause the most problem are the butter and sugar.

Butter is fat, which can be harmful to dogs to eat if they have a lot at one time. Too much butter can cause pancreatitis in dogs. Sugar can also make a dog’s stomach very upset.

Symptoms of Crumb Cake Ingestion in Dogs

You may notice these symptoms if your dog has eaten crumb cake:

If your dog has any of these symptoms, it’s best to call the vet. However, you may wait and monitor your dog’s symptoms. If he has diarrhea and vomiting that lasts longer than 24 hours or develops other concerning symptoms at any point, it’s time to call the vet. This much diarrhea and vomiting could cause dehydration in your dog.

The good news is that most dogs will make a full recovery after eating crumb cake! So, make sure to keep this and other human foods out of your dog’s reach!

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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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