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Yes, you can give biscuits to your dog if you are aware of his health and allergic conditions. Avoid feeding a lot of biscuits at once, and always get dog-friendly biscuits for your fur buddy. Dog-friendly biscuits include calcium and vitamins that promote strength in the joints and bones.

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Caution: This food is generally considered risky by the veterinary community. Dogs should not eat this food and should be monitored for adverse effects.

Food Safety Only plain homemade and dog-friendly biscuits are safe.
Nutritional Ingredients Sugar, flour, salt, and vegetable oil.
Potential Risk Liver failure, obesity, or indigestion.
Poisoning Symptoms Gluten allergy and diarrhea.
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Bad Are Biscuits for Dogs?

Biscuits’ three primary ingredients, eggs, flour, and milk, are safe for the dog’s stomach, but eating a lot of biscuits at once may be hazardous. The natural sugars and a few of the ingredients in biscuits can decompose to glucose, causing weight gain and resulting chronic illnesses in your dog. When you give them too much at one go, they can also suffer from vomiting, diarrhea, or indigestion.

The healthy fats in fish or chicken biscuits may help improve the functioning of your fur buddy’s nervous system.

What Are the Nutritional Benefits of Biscuits?

Biscuits are among their favorite treats, and they enjoy them due to their sweet flavor. But, biscuits or cookies do not offer any nutritional benefits, and consuming too much sugar might be harmful.

Several canines have gluten allergies. Remember, when giving biscuits to your dog, ensure that they don’t have any allergies.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, just like humans, dogs can be allergic to gluten too. It may cause indigestion and itchy skin conditions.

  • Don’t even think of giving your dog biscuits containing xylitol, as it’s toxic for dogs and may result in a coma or sudden death.

  • No, homemade biscuits can be healthful and promote strength in bones and muscles if made of gluten-free flour, chicken, fish, or mashed vegetables.

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.