A piece of bread is fine, but if you want extra oomph, try putting something on it and elevate its taste to the next higher level. Nutella can be an ideal spread for those who would like to make their bread taste more enticing. Kids love Nutella. You love it. Who else don’t?
Can dogs eat Nutella? There is something with its taste that makes you want for more. Nutella can turn any ordinary bread into a perfect blend of chocolates and hazelnut. It does not taste too sweet; it has a nutty smell, and it just makes anything taste great. Nutella is a great treat for morning and afternoon snacks. But can dogs eat Nutella?
Can dogs eat nutella?
Check the label the find these two ingredients, xylitol, and chocolate. If you can find them, then it’s a red alarm, and it means no. If the Nutella variant contains macadamia nuts, it’s a total “no” for your dog. Try checking your bottle of Nutella and look for those things. Those ingredients are toxic and are not fit for dog consumption.
Is Nutella poisonous for dogs?
Ferrero marketed Nutella as hazelnut and cocoa spread. In different countries, Nutella has variations in its ingredients. Depending on the country, Nutella would also customize its set of ingredients to adhere to regulations set by the government of that country. Try looking at these ingredients based on the country they came from.
Nutella’s ingredients based on country:
- Sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, skim milk powder, cocoa powder, non-fat milk solids, emulsifier, flavor.
- Sugar, modified palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skim milk powder, whey powder, lecithin, vanillin.
- Sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, skim cow milk powder, low fat cocoa powder, emulsifier, flavor, vanillin
- Sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, fat-reduced cocoa powder, skimmed milk powder, whey powder, emulsifier, flavor (vanillin)
- Sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, skimmed milk powder, fat-reduced cocoa, emulsifier, lecithin, vanillin
- Sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, cocoa, skim milk, reduced minerals whey (milk), lecithin, vanillin
Regardless of the country it came from. You’ll see cocoa, sugar, palm oil, and vanillin. The ingredients we highlighted are not fit to be consumed by dogs. So please be careful when giving your dog treats, especially if it contains things they should not be eating. Always keep your dog safe. It is better to be safe than to be sorry afterward.
My dog had eaten some, what should I do?
A small amount of Nutella is not so very alarming. Although it contains traces of cocoa, which has theobromine, it is only a minimal percentage. But still, the other ingredients like sugar and palm oil pose a risk of toxicity and can be a concern when your dog ingests alarming quantities of Nutella.
A large breed dog ingesting a small amount of Nutella can take it well. A small-sized breed may experience issues that would cross its “safe” threshold levels. Chocolate spread with a considerable amount of sugar and fats trigger pancreatitis in dogs, which would make your dog suffers because the owner’s not too careful.
As we know it, pancreatitis would make a dog suffer terribly. It makes a dog vomit and throws up a lot. In extreme cases of pancreatitis, dogs would land in hospitals and need serious treatments to recover from the illness. Be careful also of other food items that use Nutella as an ingredient.
Always have it in mind that chocolate, sugar, fat (as oil), and other artificial flavor are not fit for dogs. Always exercise extreme caution when you bring at-home goodies that contain these ingredients. It would be better not to bring those things at home because you might not restrain yourself and give in to your dog’s plea, and it would be a disaster.
At the first instance of vomiting and other gastrointestinal upsets that you suspect caused by ingestion of Nutella, we would advise you to call your vet and seek medical intervention. Always think of it as a serious matter that needs to be addressed immediately. Your fast response can spell a lot of difference for your dog’s health. Please be very careful.
Why should I not even think of feeding my dog Nutella?
Because Nutella has nothing beneficial to your dog’s health, GA regular intake of Nutella would only make your dog overweight and susceptible to diseases caused by incorrect food intake. Giving your dog even an inconsiderable amount of Nutella is “high risk, no reward.”
Understanding how your dog’s body reacts to certain food items is the key to keeping your dog healthy. It is always sad seeing your canine suffer because we assume or we forget certain foods can cause them illness. You can always feel the heartache of most dog owners when they see their dogs are suffering.
Dogs can’t tolerate chocolate, sugar, salt, fats, flavorings, spices, and other food additives. Labeling a certain food item as “fit for human consumption” does not mean it fits the dog. A dog already suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and other degenerative diseases should consume nothing that aggravates its condition.
If you think your dog ingested a considerable amount of Nutella, you need to monitor if he suffers from diarrhea, vomiting, and lack of appetite. Nutella has high levels of sugar and fat. Both ingredients are not good for your dogs. When symptoms continue to persist for several days, it is advisable to contact your vet.
Pancreatitis is a condition we do not want our dog to suffer. High-fat consumption often causes pancreatitis. When your dog suffers from it, he would constantly vomit, nauseous, fever, lethargy, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite. A severe case of pancreatitis can lead to death.
They administer dogs suffering from pancreatitis doses of analgesics and lots of intravenous fluids because dogs will experience intense pain. Fluids help dogs maintain normal fluid and electrolyte balance. Some cases may require anti-inflammatory medication to control vomiting and diarrhea.