Can my dog eat Gherkins?

By Julie •  Updated: 11/04/19 •  2 min read
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Can my dog eat Gherkins? Safe for dogs to eat


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Gherkins, or sweet pickles, are a favorite staple in many kitchens. Did you know they can be a healthy treat? This is because they’re low in fat and calories, and contain Vitamin A, folate, calcium and iron. Some people enjoy pickles sliced and added to their sandwiches and hamburgers, while others prefer to eat them plain.

Can my dog eat gherkins? Yes, but with some caution. Be sure to only serve him the sweet variety, and only those that have been prepared using no spices, onions, etc. Some of these ingredients are toxic to dogs and could your pup very sick. Not only that, but gherkins are usually produced with large amounts of sodium, which both dogs and their humans need to avoid. So, it’s recommended that you only serve these to your dog occasionally and only in small amounts. Can my puppy eat gherkins? Yes, but again, only once in a while and in small servings. What if my dog or puppy ate a large amount of gherkins? This could lead to vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration. If your dog or puppy shows signs of severe digestive trouble, then be sure to call your vet as soon as possible.

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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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