Has your dog eaten quiche? Are you worried the quiche will make your dog sick? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! We understand it’s scary when your dog has eaten something that may not be good for him.
In this article, we’ll take a look at quiche and whether or not it can make your dog sick. Let’s get started!
What is Quiche?
Quiche has been equated to something like a pie, which is made of eggs, cheese, and bacon. It kind of resembles a custard that’s placed in a pie crust, though there are crustless quiches.
The ingredients in quiche include cream, milk, eggs, meat, seafood, cheese, veggies, and even spices. This is a dish that can be served as an hors d’oeuvre, as part of brunch or even lunch. Some people even eat quiche for dinner.
While people can safely enjoy quiche, what about dogs?
Quiche & Dogs
Quiche is one of those dishes that some dogs seem to be able to eat, while others may become sick. And it depends on the ingredients used in the quiche. Some recipes include garlic and onion, which are toxic to dogs.
In addition, quiche contains dairy, which is not always tolerated by dogs. Some dogs are lactose intolerant, while others have an allergy to dairy.
So, it really depends on your dog and whether or not he’s allergic or lactose intolerant. What’s more, dogs should never eat foods that contain garlic or onions.
Symptoms of Quiche Ingestion in Dogs
You may notice these symptoms if your dog has eaten quiche:
- Skin irritation
- Severe itching
- Breathing difficulties
- Swollen mouth/muzzle/face
If your dog has continuous diarrhea and vomiting that lasts longer than 24 hours, then it’s time to call the vet. The concern is that your dog could become dehydrated.
What’s more, if your dog shows any signs of an allergic reaction, then call the vet immediately. Some dogs have a severe allergy to dairy, which can lead to death if not treated.
Treatment will depend on your dog’s symptoms. For an allergic reaction, the vet may try to treat your dog with an antihistamine, corticosteroids, and other medications.
For continuous vomiting and diarrhea, the vet will give your dog medications that end these digestive issues. The vet may also provide medication to help settle your dog’s stomach and/or to treat irritation in your fur baby’s digestive tract.
In most cases, a dog will make a full recovery if they receive prompt medical treatment.
So, if your dog is lactose intolerant or has a dairy allergy, avoid feeding him quiche. And if your dog has a sensitive stomach, it’s probably best not to feed him this yummy dish. It’s not worth all the discomfort and illness your dog may have to go through!