“Can my dog eat cookies?” This is a question all of us have to face when we are munching our favorite Kona cookies, and our furry babies are gawking at us with hopeful eyes.
“Can I share my cookies with them?” you think to yourself. Not to mention, when your back is turned, they tend to snatch a cookie off the countertop.
Should you be worried if your dog happens to eat a cookie or two? The answer is yes and no.
There are some cookies that your dogs can munch on without raising a health concern. And then there are some you should absolutely keep away from them.
Mostly, it comes down to ingredients.
Dogs have a different digestive system than us humans. Therefore, they process food differently. Certain types of food that we eat can be extremely harmful to dogs.
Moreover, cookies don’t contain any sort of beneficial ingredients for dogs. So even if they could eat a cookie, you should avoid oversharing.
Here’s what you need to know about cookies and dogs:
Cookies and Dogs
Dogs just love cookies, don’t they? Every time you open a pack of freshly baked cookies, they happen to be in the nearby vicinity. But depending on the kind of cookies you give them and in which quantity, they can prove to be harmful.
Most cookies contain ingredients that are not apt for your dogs’ digestive system. Butter, sugar, and artificial flavor especially can prove to be harmful to your furry babies.
Some of the ingredients found in cookies that can be harmful to your dog include:
- Peanut butter
Here are how some of the ingredients can be harmful to your dog:
Chocolate: Who doesn’t love chocolates? There’s something about their melt-in-your-mouth structure and smooth surface that makes us love it so much. But chocolates can be harmful to dogs due to their caffeine and theobromine. These ingredients can cause heart race and blood pressure, and even seizures in dogs.
Peanut butter: Peanut butter is also harmful to your dogs due to its Xylitol. Ingesting Xylitol can lower the blood pressure in your dog and cause them to be slow in their movements.
Raisins: Raisins are one of the most popular ingredients in cookies. Raisins can cause serious damage to your dog’s digestive system.
Macadamia nuts: Sorry, macadamia nut cookies fans, you can’t share them with your dogs. These nuts have been known to cause an allergic reaction in dogs, such as vomiting, hyperthermia, and tremors.
Cookies are sweet, which is a taste dogs rarely get out of their food. And thus, they keep on munching until they feel full. This could cause a risk of sugar overloading in your dogs. And if you don’t watch out for it, it could lead to diabetes eventually.
Cookies are also high in fat, which is another reason you should not share your cookies with your dog.
What to Do When Your Dog Eats Cookies?
Dogs are pretty good at digesting. Therefore, a cookie or two shouldn’t matter so much. Nevertheless, if your dog has eaten a bunch and is now showing symptoms of concern, you should immediately reach out to your vet.
Some of the symptoms to look out for in your dog after they have eaten a few cookies are:
- Rise in temperature
- Slow movement
If you find your dog exhibiting any of the issues mentioned earlier or any other symptoms, reach out to your vet immediately.
How to Keep Your Dogs from Eating Cookies?
If you find your dogs always snatching away cookies behind your back, you have to take some action.
There are some precautions that you can take yourself. For instance, keep the room locked when you open a pack of fresh cookies. Make sure your dog is not around you when you are eating some. And don’t leave cookies unattended if your dogs are around.
Another great way is to bring home cookies for your dog. At Kona Cookies, we have a selection of cookies made especially for your dogs.
Let’s take a look:
We don’t want to upset your dogs, so we made cookies specially for them. Presenting Crushie’s Dog Cookies, named after our dog Crushie.
Made with a 100% natural selection of best-quality ingredients, Mrs. Barry’s Crushie’s Dog Cookies are a safe and delicious treat for your dogs.
We make our Crushie’s dog cookies with only five ingredients, so you can rest assured your pawed friend will be safe. Not to mention, the taste will keep them coming back for more.
Our dog cookies ship with a warning, though: You might see an impressive amount of excited tippy taps and tail wags every time you open a pack.
Sadly, cookies are not the optimal food for dogs. You should avoid actively feeding cookies to your dogs.
And if you must, go with Crushie’s dog cookies or other dog-safe cookies.
If you are looking for some fresh cookies to munch on yourself, we have a range of varieties to serve you.
So, while you are getting a pack for your dog, make sure to check out our extensive range of cookies for humans, especially the ones with macadamia nut cookies. They are one of the best-selling cookies here at Mrs. Barry’s Kona Cookies.
In fact, Mrs. Barry’s macadamia nut cookies won the first prize in Honokaa Nut Festival. And since then, Mrs. Barry has been serving world-class cookies throughout the world.
We also have 100% Kona Mountain Coffee to go with our cookies. We hand-pick the best-quality sun-dried coffee beans roast them to perfection. That’s how we make sure our Kona coffee is strong-smelling, delicate coffee that gives you a taste of Hawaiian soil in every sip.
Reach out to us to find the best-quality cookies and coffee for you and your dogs.