Toast is an important part of breakfast and the best food for the lazy ones if they have a toaster. If one is not willing to cook the breakfast, he simply takes one or two toast with a cup of tea or coffee. Sometimes, people are reluctant to cook even their pet’s food, and at the end, dogs are also given a toast or two or the leftover crunchy part to eat. Dogs eat them happily as if they got their treat in the morning only. But as a dog owner, do you have detailed information about what is suitable for your dog? You give him the toast when you are not reluctant to cook or give him his dog food. Before doing so, have you ever wondered is it safe for dogs? Can dogs eat toast? Or have you only wondered about your comfort? Let me now tell you whether or not dogs can eat toast. Dogs can eat toast safely if they have no wheat or gluten allergies. Dogs with allergy issues should not be given the toast. Dogs can eat toast as it won’t harm them, but eating too many can make your pet prone to weight gain. In short, neither is it good for dogs nor is it bad for the dogs. Make sure you don’t feed your dog with any kind of flavored toast as it may contain ingredients such as onion, garlic, chili, etc., that can cause various health issues such as upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, gas, lethargy, loss of appetite and dehydration.
Can Dogs Eat Toast?
Now you are aware of whether or not dogs can eat toast, but at the same time, you must also know how can you give your dog toast. Can he eat toast with butter or jam? Can he eat the crust of toast? It is necessary to get the answers to these questions also.
Do You Think Dogs Can Have Toast With Butter?
Absolutely not. Butter is a kind of fat which is not good for the health. Too much fat can cause pancreatitis as in such cases, the pancreas is unable to break down the fat, and it becomes inflammable. Also, if your dog has already suffered from pancreatitis and is advised to take low fat, then it is recommended not to feed your dog toast with butter. However, your dog can eat toast with a little bit of butter, and it won’t create any problem. It is recommended to give your pet simple toast and that too once or twice a week.
Can Dogs Eat Toast With Jam?
Well, the answer depends on the ingredients present inside the jam. Do check the ingredients list before giving your dog the jam, and make sure that it does not contain xylitol, a sweetener used as a substitute for sugar because it is very dangerous to dogs. After feeding them with a little bit of jam, remember to brush their teeth so as to avoid cavities or decay tooth as the jam is sugary, which might cause cavities. But it’s best to keep your pet away from such kinds of sugary foods as overeating of such kinds of foods can cause various issues such as diabetes, obesity, cavities, bad breath smell, increased hunger, etc.
You can eat toast in any way you like, but it’s best to give your dog plain and simple that too in limited quantities. Toast is made up of wheat which directly or indirectly causes weight gain. So, if you are tempted to give your dog toast, then remember that he does not overeat as obesity will make your dog a potato couch, and you may lose your healthy and active pet. If your pet is big and large, then he can easily have one toast without any problem, but if you have a puppy, then give him just a small piece of toast as whole one toast can create a problem for him or can cause an upset stomach,
Contact your dog’s veterinarian right away if you notice any of the following symptoms after your dog has eaten toast:
- Blood pressure is low.
- Heart rate that is too fast
- Failure of the respiratory system
- Your dog may go into a coma in severe circumstances.
- Unsteady walk – you may look to be drunk.
- Abdominal distension
- Vomiting or retching
It is clear now that your dog can have toast as long as he has no wheat or gluten allergies. Do not give your pet any kind of flavored toast containing garlic, onion, chili, or any other kind of ingredients. These ingredients can cause health problems that can be fatal in the long run. Make sure you don’t give your dog toast if he has an upset stomach already. As you know that at the time of upset stomach you are advised to have light and boiled food, similarly dogs should also take light and boiled food that can settle their stomach. Dogs can also eat toast with some sort of spread on as long as the spread does not contain any kind of ingredient that is toxic to them. Dogs can have jam or peanut butter as a spreading if they do not contain any kind of toxic ingredient. It’s best to give them dog food instead of people’s food if you want their long and healthy life.
I am a pet lover who spent her childhood in the company of a friendly Labrador Retriever. I believe that pets make our lives more enjoyable and stress-free. Currently, I have two budgies Kiwi & Koko, and a puppy named Enzo. So, here I am, attempting to share my experiences and knowledge to improve the lives of pets and pet owners.