Can Dogs Eat Bread?
Can dogs eat bread?
YES, dogs can eat bread but only in SMALL portions and NOT on a regular basis. Bread can serve as an occasional treat but really nothing more than that. It is never a good idea to leave bread around where your dog can get it. Bread is high in calories, and even a small amount can add. For example: Our pug consumes around 400-450 calories a day, and one slice a bread can have up to 140 calories! That is a lot for one dog, so be fooled into thinking that just because the bread you eat or feed your dog is “wheat” or “multigrain” that it is healthy and good for your dog.
Too much bread can expand your dog’s tummies and people food in general can build some pretty bad food habits in dogs. Some dogs might be allergic to wheat and other ingredients in bread so you would want to make sure that is not the case for your dog. A lot of bread will serve as nothing but empty calories and sugar for your dog’s diet. It is also important make sure you do not feed your dog uncooked bread or yeast because it can stretch your dog’s abdomen and cause severe pain.
What Your Dogs Food is Made of
Bread is a prime ingredient in a lot of dog food and make no mistake that it is ubiquitous in dog products. “Dog’s bread”, made from bran, has been mentioned as an ingredient in dog food since at least Roman Times, and many homemade dog biscuits are made with barley.
If you do want to feed your dog some bread, homemade is always better than the store-bought bread. You want to be VERY careful of the ingredients you use. There are some recipes where you can add ingredients as bananas, blueberries or carrots to make the bread more hearty.