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Yes, dogs can eat multigrain bread in a moderate amount. However, we suggest not giving it to your dog as a regular snack since it is calorically dense and does not provide any major nutritional value to your dog. Some variants of multigrain bread might even have some seeds and nuts that can be harmful to dogs.

Multigrain Bread
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Safe: This food is generally considered safe by the veterinary community. Dogs can eat this food sometimes or in small amounts but contains little to no nutritional value.

Food Safety Safe in moderate amounts.
Nutritional Value Multigrain bread has a high dietary fiber content, which can aid in digestion for dogs.
Potential Risks Some multigrain bread might include toxic ingredients like raisins or macadamia nuts. Eating too much multigrain bread over a period can lead to obesity and pancreatitis in dogs.
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Much Multigrain Bread is Safe for Dogs?

Since multigrain bread tends to be a calorie filler for dogs, there’s so recommended serving for it. However, if you want to give your dog a bit of multigrain bread as an occasional treat, make sure that it does not make up for more than 10% of a dog’s daily calorie intake.

How to Safely Feed Multigrain Bread to Your Dog?

If you want to give your dog multigrain bread for its dietary fiber, it is best to give a few pieces of it occasionally. More than that will not be suitable and lead to weight gain for your dog.

Signs Your Dog has Eaten too Much Multigrain Bread

If your dog has eaten too much multigrain bread, it will likely exhibit these symptoms:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Lethargy

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Multigrain bread has more dietary fiber and nutritional benefits, however, it is not necessarily better for dogs and can lead to health issues if eaten regularly.

  • Most nuts are safe for dogs, however, there are some that are toxic. Therefore, it is best to avoid giving your dog bread with nuts in it.

About the Writer
Dan Greco , Dog Dad

Having been a dog dad for 5 years, I know how hard it is to make sure your dog gets the right nutrients and stays away from hazardous foods. With the help of a veterinarian who specializes in nutrition, I created this blog to help dog owners quickly access food information they need.

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About the Contributor
Dr. Hillary Wolfe , Veterinarian & Certified Food Therapist

Dr. Wolfe holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and holds nutrition certifications from the NAVC and CIVT. Her business, Tula Veterinary Nutrition, hosts online courses that teach owners how to cook for their pet for optimal health and longevity. Follow her on Instagram at @doctorwolfe.dvm for dog nutrition tips, recipes and insights.