There’s a lot of human food that is super nutritious for dogs, but can dogs eat pancakes? While they won’t harm your dog, they shouldn’t become a regular treat. Here are some ways to make them healthier.
Can dogs eat pancakes?
Pancakes are not toxic for dogs, but you should still be careful of giving your dog too many pancakes. Pancakes contain a large amount of carbs and fats which can lead to dogs suffering from a serious bout of indigestion or becoming overweight.
Syrup is not toxic, but it has a high sugar content that’s not good for your dog and can lead to hypoglycemia, liver failure, and even death.
Is Peanut Butter Good for a Dog?
Most peanut butter is safe for dogs to eat, and in moderation peanut butter can be an excellent source of protein and healthy fats, vitamins B and E, and niacin. Just make sure your peanut butter is all natural without added sugar or other ingredients. Be sure to check that there is NO XYLITOL as it is extremely toxic to dogs.
Why can’t my dog have xylitol?
Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs and can be found in some peanut butters. Even small amounts of xylitol can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), seizures, liver failure or even death in dogs. According to Veterinary Care Center Hospitals, when dogs eat something containing xylitol, the xylitol is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, resulting in a potent release of insulin from the pancreas. This rapid release of insulin causes a rapid and profound decrease in the level of blood sugar (hypoglycemia), an effect that occurs within 10-60 minutes of eating the xylitol. Untreated, this hypoglycemia can be life-threatening.
Can My Dog Have Blueberries?
You might already know that blueberries are a super food full of antioxidants and beneficial vitamins and minerals. Blueberries are champs at defeating free radicals and they’re proficient at keeping cataracts, heart disease and ulcers at bay. Blueberries are good for the brain, as well, so eat up and don’t hesitate to let your dog have her share, too.
What Pancake Toppings Can I Give My Dog?
Most fruits are ok for dogs like the blueberries mentioned above, but toppings like chocolate chips, or raisins are toxic and should not be given to your dog.
Pancake Recipes for Dogs
Easy Homemade Pancakes for Dogs
These pancakes are super easy to make – just throw everything into the blender and mix!
Buckwheat Doggie Pancakes