My Dog Ate Laffy Taffy Will He Get Sick?
Has your dog eaten some Laffy Taffy? Are you worried the Laffy Taffy could make your dog sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, we’ll take a look at what Laffy Taffy is, its ingredients, and if this can make your dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is Laffy Taffy?
Laffy Taffy is a candy that is made in the US and produced by the Ferrara Candy Company, under the Wonka brand name. The candies are individual pieces of taffy that are individually wrapped. The candies come in a wide range of flavors and colors. Some of the most popular flavors include banana, strawberry, green apple, grape, blueberry, and watermelon.
The candy is called “Laffy Taffy” because each individual package of taffy includes a joke with an answer on the outside of the wrapper.
The taffy is stringy when pulled, with a sweet-tart flavor that most people love! And it would seem dogs also love the flavor of this candy! It contains the following ingredients:
- Corn syrup
- Hydrogenated coconut oil
- Malic acid
- Egg albumen
- Sodium alginate
- Calcium acetate
- Natural flavorings
While humans love this candy, can Laffy Taffy make dogs sick?
Laffy Taffy & Dogs
The good news is that Laffy Taffy candy is not toxic to dogs. Having said that, if a dog eats a lot of the candy, it’s more than likely to make the dog have vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. These last no longer than 12-24 hours. If the symptoms last longer, then it’s best to call the vet for advice.
The real problem that can develop from Laffy Taffy is due to the candy wrappers. If your dog eats the candy and the wrappers, then it’s possible your fur baby could develop an intestinal blockage. An intestinal blockage can be a life-threatening medical condition.
Symptoms of an Intestinal Blockage in Dogs
Your dog may develop these symptoms if he eats several Laffy Taffy candy wrappers:
- Abdominal pain & swelling
- Lack of appetite
If your dog is showing any of these symptoms, then it’s time to call the vet. This is a life-threatening medical emergency. Your dog needs medical treatment now.
In some cases, dogs will require emergency surgery to clear an intestinal blockage. With prompt medical care, most dogs will go on to make a full recovery after the surgery.
To keep this from happening in the future, be sure to keep Laffy Taffy and other candies out of your dog’s reach. For dogs that are very resourceful, it may be necessary to store candy in a locked cupboard that’s too high for him to reach!