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Has your dog ever watched you eating candy and wanted to join in?
Straight to the point:
Some sweets are worse than others, but all types of candy are inappropriate for dogs. Think of all the sugar!
Even moderate amounts can rot teeth, disrupt metabolism and contribute to diabetes.
Dogs Should Not Have Candy
And anything with chocolate is absolutely off limits!
Just because someone has a sweet tooth doesn’t mean a best buddy can partake.
Putting the health effects aside, candy could create a bad habit that may manifest in the form of begging.
The Common Misconception
Many people think of dogs as being able to eat just about anything — including candy.
This is simply not the case!
Dogs are susceptible to many of the same diseases, including cancer and diabetes.
Do not let anyone tell you that your dog can have candy.
Never Chocolate Candy
Lots of candy has chocolate in it and toxicity is a real concern for canines.
Be sure to read labels for your precious pet dog. Otherwise, feeding certain ingredients could result in tragedy.
Not just candies, but many desserts and other types of snacks often incorporate chocolate. Be on the look out!
Not Food Connoisseurs
Dogs don’t stop to savor what you give them.
There is no need to shake things up because they eat to live. Canines consume so they’re not hungry anymore.
Candy doesn’t fit into that unless you want to sick pup.
Setting aside the terrible things about providing candy; the more variety you add to your dog’s diet, the more likely they will end up with digestive problems later on.
There are no good reasons, or positive things, about giving a dog candy whatsoever.
Designated Dog Treats
Keep a supply of dog treats.
These will typically come with the added bonus of scrubbing your dog’s teeth while they eat it, or providing extra vitamins and minerals.
This way your dog will get something special, and you can make them feel like they are part of your candy eating experience without actually giving them candy.
Keep It Simple, Really
Your dog just needs a good quality dog food, fresh drinking water, daily exercise and a lot of love.
We like to have sweet treats like candy and cookies and pies, and cake, and ice cream, but your dog doesn’t need these.
The Bottom Line
Never give your dog any candy.
It is a bad idea no matter what anyone says.
Keep your candy supply out of reach. Your dog will be better off without that sugar-laden, artificial and unnatural junk!