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Crunchy Fritos are certainly delicious, but how about sharing with your dog?
As you’ve likely suspected, it’s not a good idea.
For one, deep-fried Fritos are very high in unhealthy fat (it makes up more than half the calories). A precious pet dog shouldn’t be eating something like that — at least not regularly.
While you won’t see bad effects from feeding a few Fritos, that’s not the point!
Dogs Should Not Eat Fritos
Avoid this processed junk and especially to the point where it turns into a habit.
Forget about using Fritos as a dog treat. You don’t need to feel guilty about not sharing.
A much better alternative would be to get organic, grain-free canine treats. Give those to your dog when they beg for an inappropriate food.
The point is to include your dog in other ways without having to share Fritos.
Too Corny And Oily
There are 3 main ingredients in that bag of Fritos.
There is, of course, oil and you can be sure that a cheap industrial kind is used to cut costs.
Then you have heavily processed corn. Truth be told, dogs generally do not digest maize and starch so well.
Last but not least, the 3rd ingredient should totally convince you that Fritos is all wrong for your dog…
High Sodium Factor
Too much salt in your dog’s diet can lead to health problems.
Vomiting and diarrhea are common.
But there are more serious side effects. In particular, obesity and diabetes are huge issues for pets nowadays. And it’s easily preventable.
In any case, reach out to your vet if a ridiculous amount of Fritos were eaten.
In extreme cases, too much salt can be fatal.
No Fritos For Fido
Dogs are generally carnivores.
Feeding them a crunchy snack made out of corn, oil, and salt doesn’t make much sense. They evolved to eat meat (specifically protein-based fresh animal flesh)
Fritos, much like Doritos, are a classic junk food by every stretch of the imagination.
Humans can make a personal choice to consume processed products. Dogs, on the other hand, should be fed a diet that’ll enable them to thrive.
Habits And Hounds
Fritos are known to be very addicting.
That’s on purpose! Your dog can experience these cravings as well.
Questionable treats such as Fritos have re-enforced bad begging behaviors in many dogs.
Be mindful of such pet parenting pitfalls.
The Bottom Line
Have a policy of no Fritos for your dog.
Nothing good can come of it and you’ll avoid a potential for sluggishness, obesity and eventual poor health. An upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhea are not the worse consequences.
Completely cut out foods like Fritos. You won’t need to second-guess your dog’s diet.
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