If you have ever wondered, “can dogs eat blueberry muffins” then this guide is for you! Learn how safe they are for your pet.
They sure do smell amazing, and as you eat them, I bet your dog will be begging for a bite. Are blueberry muffins good for dogs? Keep reading to find out.
For ultimate pet safety, I recommend consulting with your vet about all the questions you have about your dog eating blueberry muffins.
Can Dogs Eat Blueberry Muffins
When it comes to fruit dogs can eat, blueberries are on the safe list. They are low in calories and sugar, so they are a safe snack for your pup. Plus, if you make homemade dog treats, using blueberries is actually good for them. They are high in disease-fighting antioxidants.
So, what about muffins? Muffins are safe in moderation. Sharing one of your blueberry muffins with your pooch probably won’t hurt them, but I advise against giving them lots of muffins every single day.
Let’s look at the good and the bad of blueberry muffins and dogs.
Are Blueberry Muffins Bad For Dogs
No, they aren’t bad for dogs, unless you allow them to eat too many muffins. Blueberry muffins that we humans usually eat are not very healthy for your pet.
The problem is that they are really high in sugar and carbs. Dogs should not eat a high-calorie or high-carb diet. If they do, they could gain an unhealthy amount of weight. Weight gain in dogs leads puts them at a higher risk for other diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
It’s also important to know that some dogs’ stomachs don’t react well to blueberry muffins. It could give them an upset stomach or diarrhea. If you don’t know how your dog is going to react to the muffin, only give them a small amount at a time and see if they can tolerate it before giving them more.
More than likely, it is safe to share a bite of your muffin with your pet, but don’t let it replace a healthy diet.
Are Blueberry Muffins Good For Dogs
Even though blueberry muffins made for humans have way too much sugar and carbs to be good for your pet, you can make a dog-friendly recipe that are good for them.
Blueberries are high in vitamin C (for their immune system) and rich in antioxidants. As long as you give them a low-sugar muffin, it is a healthy treat to give on rare occasions.
In fact, this blueberry pup muffins recipe is made with wheat flour, rolled oats, fresh blueberries, and applesauce (no sugar added). It does have carbs and fiber, but the low amount of added sugars makes it a healthier way to share blueberries with your dog.
My Dog Ate A Blueberry Muffin – What Do I Do
This depends on how many blueberry muffins they ate, whether they are allergic/gluten-intolerant, and their size. Watch out for signs of gastrointestinal distress. If you notice them vomiting, lethargic, or have diarrhea, contact your veterinarian and ask how you can help them feel more comfortable.
More than likely they will be just fine and will probably beg for more muffins.
Blueberry muffins are a safe treat to feed your dog on rare occasions. It’s always best to give your dog foods low in added sugars. Making homemade blueberry muffins for dogs is a lot safer and healthier for your dog than processed or sugary blueberry muffins that we eat.
If your dog eats blueberry muffins and it upsets their stomach, contact your veterinarian and ask about warning signs and how to help them feel better.
More Dog Food Resources
Here are some articles about other human breakfast foods and whether they are safe or toxic for your dog to eat.
- Can Dogs Eat Cheerios
- Can Dogs Eat Granola
- Can Dogs Eat Grits
- Can Dogs Eat Pancakes
- Can Dogs Eat Waffles
Find even more articles on human food dogs can and can’t eat here on Spoiled Hounds!
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