What is the top snack food associated with bonfires and campouts? S’Mores of course!
And an essential ingredient for which are graham crackers.
Imagine you are sitting around your campsite making s’mores and you want to know if you can share with your canines. Hopefully you already know that chocolate is a big no-no for dogs. And, while marshmallows aren’t toxic to dogs, they are not good for your dog’s health at all.
But what about graham crackers? Can dogs eat graham crackers?
In this article, we will tell you whether graham crackers are safe for dogs to eat. We will tell you if this food has health benefits or if it has harmful effects on our dogs.
Can Dogs Eat Graham Crackers?
The short answer is yes. Dogs can eat graham crackers. Graham crackers are a safe food for dogs.
Too many graham crackers can be harmful though. While graham crackers are not an unhealthy type of food, overall they really don’t offer much in the way of nutritional value.
They are essentially fillers or extra calories for dogs who need a high-energy diet.
Precautions to Feeding your Dog Graham Crackers
Most of the time, graham crackers, and crackers in general, are only harmful to dogs if over consumed.
However, too much graham crackers can be harmful to your dogs. Much like what was said earlier, graham crackers are high in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates break down as sugar or glucose when consumed.
In fact, all crackers are high in carbohydrates. And carbohydrates are not necessarily a good nutrient for dogs as it can lead to conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
There is also added sugar in graham crackers, which can cause conditions such as diabetes to dogs. Luckily, there are alternative treats that can replace graham crackers.
What are Alternative Treat Options for Dogs?
Here are some ideas for alternative, healthier treats for dogs over graham crackers:
- Fruits. They are sweet yet offer high nutritional value. Fruits offer great nutrition such as vitamins and minerals. It is important to avoid grapes and certain citrus as they are toxic to dogs.
- Beef jerky. It’s high in protein, which can help build the muscles of our dogs.
- Carrots are also good snacks as they are high in vitamin A which is great for dogs’ immune system, skin, and coat.
Ultimately, normal dog treats are the best options for dogs. After all, it is meant to be a treat designed to taste good for dogs and be (at least somewhat) healthy for them Of, at the very least, not contain any foods or ingredients that may be harmful to your doggo.
So in conclusion, graham crackers are not too bad for dogs if they are given in small amounts. However, they are not beneficial and can even be a problem if given in large amounts.
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