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Does the smell of fresh brownies cause your dog to come begging for a taste?
But real chocolate or not, this sweet treat is not a good choice for any pet pooch.
The decision is easy: Don’t share brownies.
The sugar and dairy contents are all wrong for animals. And consider that store-bought mixes usually contain chemicals and other preservatives.
Your Dog Should Not Be Eating Brownies
It really is best to avoid feeding this baked treat.
And if chocolate is an ingredient (which is probably is) this dessert is downright dangerous!
As you know, most brownies have nuts and other things like caramel. These should be off limits as well.
The high fat content in this classic comfort food also needs to be considered. While fat in itself isn’t off limits for dogs, this isn’t the kind they should be chowing down on.
Think about it:
If you make a habit out of feeding your dog brownies then it’s safe to assume they won’t be operating at their best!
Did your dog eat a lot of brownies?
While they’ll likely be just fine, it also would not be surprising if you had an under-the-weather pup for the next day or so.
Sweet Treats For Dogs
Most dog treats have a savory flavor, which is more appealing to dogs than sweet foods anyway. Only we go gaga over things like ooey-gooey delicious brownies!
Use a dab of peanut butter instead. That is much healthier alternative compared to brownies.
Better Dog Food
One way to treat your dog to more delicious fare is to upgrade their dog food. Many owners skimp on this and go for a bulk bag of whatever is on sale.
Try something better. You’ll likely see the difference shortly after switching them over.
With a new diet you’ll see an improvement in how much energy they have, how shiny their coat is, and even how wet and cold their nose is.
Food, but certainly not brownies, is the number factor when it comes to your dog’s livelihood and well being. Are you seeing how a brownie doesn’t make any sense? Go for the healthy food instead!
The Bottom Line
While there are many neutral human foods for dogs, a brownie isn’t one of them. But it’s good that you’re thinking about what’s appropriate for your dog to eat. You probably already knew that you shouldn’t be giving them brownies because of the chocolate.
Dogs really only need their dog food, fresh water and some love to be happy and healthy.
On the other hand, some owners come here looking for answers after their dogs have accidentally gotten into some. In any case, always closely monitor your dog after they’ve eaten something that deviates from the norm.
If you see signs that things aren’t right, then a call to the vet may be in order. In the meantime, you have the brownies all to yourself!