My Dog Ate Hubba Bubba Gum

By Julie •  Updated: 07/01/21 •  3 min read
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Hubba Bubba gum is very popular! Who doesn’t love the flavor of bubble gum once in a while? The problem is that if you love chewing gum, your dog may want some, too. Our canine friends love to have what we’re having, even if it’s something that’s not good for them!

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Has your dog eaten some Hubba Bubba gum? Are you worried the Hubba Bubba gum will make him sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We understand it’s scary when your dog eats something he shouldn’t.

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In this article, we’ll take a look at Hubba Bubba gum and whether or not it can make your dog sick. Let’s get started!

What is Hubba Bubba Gum?

Hubba Bubba gum has been around since about 1979 when it was introduced by the Wrigley Company. It was advertised as the bubble gum that tasted great and was the easiest to get off your face, compared to other brands!

The gum was originally sold as individual pieces of bubble gum, similar to other brands at the time. However, they came out with other types of Hubba Bubba, including the “tape” gum.

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While humans can safely enjoy Hubba Bubba gum? What about dogs?

Hubba Bubba Gum & Dogs

The good news is that Hubba Bubba isn’t toxic to dogs. Some bubble gum brands use xylitol, which is an artificial sweetener that’s very toxic to dogs. But Hubba Bubba thankfully uses sugar. While sugar isn’t good for a dog, it’s not toxic.

If your dog has eaten Hubba Bubba, then try to determine how much he has eaten. If it’s just one piece, your dog should be OK. However, if your dog has eaten an entire tape or package of gum, then he may have some digestive problems.

Also, be sure to notice if your fur baby has eaten any of the gum packaging. This could also be a problem.

Symptoms of Hubba Bubba Gum Ingestion in Dogs

You may notice these symptoms if your dog has eaten some Hubba Bubba gum:

These symptoms shouldn’t last long. If they last longer than 24 hours, then be sure to call the vet. The concern is that your dog could become dehydrated from non-stop diarrhea and vomiting.

For dogs that have eaten an entire tape or package of Hubba Bubba gum, you may notice these symptoms:

These symptoms may be caused by an intestinal blockage. It’s possible all the gum has become bunched up together and is stuck in some part of your dog’s digestive tract. These symptoms may also be caused by any packaging your dog may have eaten.

If you notice these symptoms, then call the vet immediately. This is an emergency because an intestinal blockage can lead to death if not treated.

The good news is that if your dog has eaten a little bit of Hubba Bubba gum, he will be OK. For dogs that have developed an intestinal blockage, seeking medical assistance from the vet is imperative. It could save your dog’s life!

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Julie

Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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