Before you share this sweet stuff with your pup, ask yourself, “can dogs eat jelly?”. It might be more dangerous than you think!
It obviously has too much sugar in it, and maybe you already know to keep your dog away from jelly made with an artificial sweetener (especially xylitol). But are small amounts of jelly safe for dogs to eat? Keep reading to find out more.
For ultimate pet safety, I recommend consulting with your vet about all the questions you have about your dog eating any jelly.
- Can Dogs Have Jelly
- Is Jelly Bad For Dogs
- Is Jelly Good For Dogs
- Is Jelly OK For Dogs
- Can Dogs Have Grape Jelly
- Can Dogs Eat Strawberry Jelly
- Types Of Jelly
- Can Dogs Eat Sugar-Free Jelly
- Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter and Jelly
- Can Dogs Eat Petroleum Jelly
- Can Dogs Eat Jam
- Can Dogs Eat Jam On Toast
- My Dog Ate Jelly: What Do I Do
- Jelly Products For Dogs
- Final Thoughts
- More Dog Food Resources
Can Dogs Have Jelly
Generally speaking, dogs should not eat jelly unless you make jelly just for them out of all-natural ingredients and without very much sugar.
There are a lot of different types of jelly out there, and in this guide, we will look at all of them closely to see which types could contribute to severe health issues.
It’s important that you understand that the most toxic ingredients in jelly are grape and xylitol. If your canine companions eat too much grape or xylitol, it could lead to grape poisoning or xylitol toxicity. Either way, you should get your dog medical help immediately.
Other types of jelly have no nutritional value. Even though they don’t have dangerous ingredients, and a small amount of jelly might not hurt them, it’s still better to keep it away from your pet.
Is Jelly Bad For Dogs
Let’s be honest; most sweet treats made for humans are bad for our dogs. The artificial flavors and artificial colors could lead to an allergic reaction.
The high sugar levels in jams and other forms of jelly could negatively impact your dog’s blood sugar levels.
Yes, jelly is bad for dogs, and they shouldn’t eat it.
Is Jelly Good For Dogs
Even though some types of jam and jelly contain Vitamin C, your furry friend should not eat it. There is nothing good about jelly for dogs. It’s basically pure sugar and could contribute to weight gain in the long run.
Is Jelly OK For Dogs
The most important thing to do whenever you want to give your pet anything is to read the ingredients list. If the first ingredient is sugar or corn syrup, or it is made with toxic fruits (like grapes) or has artificial flavoring or xylitol, keep it away from your dog.
Large quantities of unsafe jelly could lead to severe health issues and in extreme cases, death.
Can Dogs Have Grape Jelly
No, it is not a good idea to give your dog grape jelly. Grapes – and food made with grapes – are poisonous to dogs. Grape poisoning has been known to lead to kidney failure in some dogs.
Not only that, but the high sugar content in jelly could lead to weight gain and high blood pressure.
Do not give your canine friend grape jelly.
Grapes are poisonous to dogs. If your dog ate grape jelly, they might vomit or have diarrhea within 24 hours of eating it. After that, they might also have a loss of appetite and act lethargic.
Other signs of toxicity include:
- Acute Kidney Damage
- Abdominal Pain
- Excessive Thirst
- Excessive Urination
- Low Blood Pressure
Can Dogs Eat Strawberry Jelly
Even though strawberries are nontoxic to dogs, strawberry jelly still contains too much sugar to be a good idea. A small bit of it on sugary treats might not harm your pet, but it could still lead to weight gain (and heart disease).
It’s also a good idea to keep all artificial ingredients away from your dog since some dogs are allergic to them.
Types Of Jelly
Due to the high sugar content, all of the following kinds of jelly should not be given to dogs.
- Agar jelly – Made with agar agar
- Apple jelly
- Blackberry jelly
- Blueberry jelly
- Cherry jelly
- Coconut jelly
- Cranberry jelly
- Grass jelly – Asian jelly-like dessert
- Guava jelly
- Konjac jelly – Japanese jelly
- Kyoho jelly – Korean gummy candy
- Lychee jelly
- Mango jelly
- Mint jelly
- Orange jelly
- Peach jelly
- Pineapple jelly
- Plum jelly
- Raspberry jelly
- Red currant jelly
Can Dogs Eat Sugar-Free Jelly
Do not give your dog anything that is made with any kind of sugar substitute, especially xylitol. They can lead to health problems, including stomach upset or allergic reactions.
Sugar-free jellies or other sugar-free products are unsafe for dogs.
Xylitol is one of the most harmful ingredients for dogs. It can lead to liver failure. If you think your dog ate something that has xylitol in it, call your dog’s veterinarian immediately.
Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter and Jelly
Dogs should not eat peanut butter and jelly. Some dogs are allergic to peanuts. Others might get a stomach upset from all the sugar in the jelly.
Can Dogs Eat Petroleum Jelly
Even though this isn’t an edible food, I include it because it also has the word jelly in it. Vaseline or other types of petroleum jelly are non-toxic.
It is safe to use petroleum jelly on your dog’s skin. And if they happen to lick it off, the worst they will experience is an upset stomach.
Can Dogs Eat Jam
Jam contains more fiber and whole pieces of fruit than types of jelly. Just like jelly, dogs shouldn’t eat jam. All the sugar in the fruit juice that is used to make the jam could lead to tooth decay and weight gain.
Do not give your dog jam or jelly.
Types Of Jam and Dogs
Here are the most common types of jam and they are unsafe for dogs to eat. Dogs shouldn’t eat too much sugar.
- Blackberry Jam
- Blackcurrant Jam
- Fig Jam
- Grape Jam – Toxic
- Raspberry Jam
- Strawberry Jam
Can Dogs Eat Jam On Toast
Even though small quantities of jam and toast might not hurt your dog, both of those things are really high in sugar and carbs. These are two things that your dog should eat very little of.
It’s better not to give your dog jam on toast.
My Dog Ate Jelly: What Do I Do
The first thing you should do is look at what type of jelly they ate and how much of it they consumed. The good news is that the worse that might happen is they might get an upset stomach.
If your dog ate a lot of jelly that contained grapes or xylitol, contact your dog’s veterinarian immediately.
Jelly Products For Dogs
Are there dog foods or dog treats made with jams or jelly? Yes, you can find products that are made for dogs that are also a healthy treat. The secret is to make sure they don’t have a lot of sugar and that the main ingredient is safe for dogs.
I have a recipe for jelly treats that dogs love! They are basically a dog gummies recipe.
Remember, don’t give your dog jelly beans, Starburst jelly beans, or gummy bears. For more information about why, check out this guide to dogs and jelly beans and the can dogs eat gummy bears post.
Just because your dog has a sweet tooth doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to give them gummy bears or Jelly Belly jelly beans. In fact, high sugar intake could lead to diabetes someday.
The short answer is that it’s just not a good idea to give your dog jelly. Yes, it has a sweet taste, and it might be tempting to give them a tasty treat that has jelly in it, but the high amounts of sugar in jelly make it a bad idea to share with your pet.
More Dog Food Resources
Here are more resources about other sweets dogs can and cannot eat. Stay informed and keep your dog safe.
- Can Dogs Eat Caramel
- Can Dogs Eat Marshmallows
- Can Dogs Eat Molasses
- Can Dogs Eat Skittles
- Can Dogs Eat White Chocolate
Find lots of articles about food dogs can eat (and ones they can’t) here on Spoiled Hounds!
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