My Dog Ate Hot Dog Buns Will He Get Sick?

By Kim •  Updated: 08/02/21 •  3 min read
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Hot dogs and hot dog buns just go together! They’re the perfect food for picnics, watching big games on TV, and more! Dogs are also very fond (that’s an understatement) of hot dogs and hot buns. So, what happens if a dog eats hot dog buns?

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Has your dog eaten hot dog buns? Are you worried the hot dog buns will make your dog sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog eats something he maybe shouldn’t have.

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In this article, we’ll take a look at hot dog buns and whether or not they can make a dog sick. Let’s get started!

What is a Hot Dog Bun?

Hot dog buns are elongated buns, which are cut down the center to hold a hot dog. They’re also sometimes used to hold brats and other types of sausages. Hot dog buns are usually soft and a little fluffy.

Did you know Charles Feltman invented the first hot dog bun on Coney Island in 1871? We had no idea! But it’s an interesting bit of trivia!

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Hot bun ingredients usually include wheat flour, water, sugar, yeast, butter, salt, and preservatives. These are pretty safe for humans, but what about for dogs?

Hot Dog Buns & Dogs

The good news is that there’s nothing toxic to dogs in hot dog buns! However, if your dog has eaten a whole package of buns, then there are some things to keep in mind.

Remember that bread, such as hot dog buns, contains carbs and sugar that are not healthy for dogs on a regular basis. Too many carbs and too much sugar can make a dog sick.

Another consideration is whether or not your dog has eaten any of the hot dog bun packaging. This might be a plastic bag, such as bread comes in. Most of the time, the plastic bag will come out in your dog’s poop. However, there are times when the bag may become lodged in the dog’s digestive tract and create an intestinal blockage. This is a very serious medical condition, which can lead to death if not treated right away.

One more thing to consider is whether or not the hot dog buns were filled with anything. If your dog has eaten hot dog buns filled with hot dogs, brats, or other things, then he may have been exposed to some toxic ingredients. These would include onions, garlic, and more. In addition, the high-fat levels in some foods, such as sausages, could even lead to pancreatitis if your dog has eaten several of these.

What to Do Next If Your Dog Has Eaten Hot Dog Buns

If your dog has only eaten several hot dog buns, he may develop diarrhea and vomiting. He may also become very thirsty. These symptoms should not last longer than 24 hours. If they do, then call the vet. You want to avoid your fur baby becoming dehydrated. Plus, the vet will have medications that may stop the vomiting and diarrhea

For dogs that have eaten the plastic package of the hot dog buns, it may be a good idea to go ahead and call the vet. The same applies if your dog has eaten other foods that may have been in the hot dog buns. Put together as many details about the packaging and/or other foods. This information will help the vet know what to do next!

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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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