Ferrero Rocher is a favorite for many people, including pet parents. These lovely candies are full of yummy goodness, and it’s hard to eat just one! If you’re a pet parent who has a dog, we bet your fur baby begs when he sees you eating Ferrero Rocher! What should you do? Can a dog safely eat Ferrero Rocher? Or what happens if your dog accidentally eats a Ferrero Rocher?
Has your dog eaten Ferrero Rocher? Are you worried the Ferrero Rocher will make your dog sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when a dog eats something like this.
We’ve put together information about Ferrero Rocher and whether it can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is Ferrero Rocher?
Ferrero Rocher is a chocolate and hazelnut candy that’s produced by the Ferrero Company of Italy. These candies are small balls of roasted hazelnut wrapped in a thin shell of hazelnut and milk chocolate. What’s not to love?
These candies contain the following ingredients:
- Milk chocolate
- Cocoa butter
- Cocoa mass
- Skin milk powder
- Palm oil
- Wheat flour
- Cocoa powder
- Sodium bicarbonate
With ingredients like these, it’s no wonder that Ferrero Rocher is a favorite all around the world! While these candies are safe for humans (in moderation), what about dogs? Can dogs eat Ferrero Rocher?
Ferrero Rocher & Dogs
First, we must start by saying dogs should not eat much candy. All the sugar, fat, and other ingredients are not good for dogs. In addition, chocolate is highly toxic to dogs, and they should never eat it.
What’s more, hazelnuts can be dangerous for dogs if the nuts are not processed correctly. They can carry a mycotoxin which can be dangerous. However, with regards to Ferrero Rocher, the hazelnuts seem to be treated correctly and will not pose a danger.
Having said that, one Ferrero Rocher probably won’t contain enough chocolate to be toxic. Your dog should be OK, though he may have an upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea. These symptoms should be limited to 12 to 24 hours (or less). If they persist, be sure to call the vet.
On the other hand, if your dog eats more than one Ferrero Rocher, it’s best to call the vet. The more of these candies your dog eats, the higher the risk of a toxic reaction or a worse upset with his digestive system.
As always, if you are worried that your dog has eaten a Ferrero Rocher, we recommend calling the vet. They will offer advice on what to do next for your canine companion. It’s always best to keep these and other candies out of your dog’s reach. Prevention is always the best medicine!
TomTom 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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