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No, dogs cannot eat brownies. In fact, they are highly dangerous for dogs. Brownies contain chocolate which is very toxic and can cause serious harm to your dog. It is important to ensure that any type of chocolate products and food items are not within reach of your dog.

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Dangerous: This food is generally considered a serious threat to the health and wellbeing of dogs. Please contact your vet, a veterinary hospital or pet poison control if you suspect your dog has eaten this food recently.

What To Do If Your Dog Ate Brownies?

If your dog eats a chocolate brownie, we suggest not waiting for the symptoms to appear. Even if they had a bite, take them to the veterinarian so you can be sure they are safe, and if needed, the vet can immediately start treatment.

Try to figure out how many chocolate brownies your dog has eaten. This will help the veterinarian treat your dog. Some symptoms to watch out for are diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, rapid breathing, and increased body temperature.

TIP: Do not try to induce vomiting if your dog has eaten chocolate. Get in touch with the veterinarian immediately.

Common Brownies Ingredients

Most brownies are made the same way. Basic chocolate brownies require the following ingredients:

Chocolate: Chocolate contains methylxanthines. This chemical component is highly toxic to dogs and can cause chocolate poisoning.

Flour: Flour can cause harm if your dog is gluten intolerant.

Sugar: Excessive sugar consumption can cause a lot of harm to your dog. They can develop dental issues and may also gain if you offer your dog sweet food regularly. They can also develop diabetes.

Butter: Butter is quite high in fat. High-fat content is harmful to your dog and is best avoided.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • No, chocolate cake is toxic for dogs and can cause chocolate poisoning. Hence, anything containing chocolate should be avoided.

  • If your dog has eaten a bite of 70 percent dark chocolate, it can be a serious problem, and your dog will require immediate attention. Consuming more than 0.13 ounces per pound of body weight of dark to semi-dark chocolate can cause your dog chocolate poisoning.

  • Eating a chocolate brownie can cause your dog chocolate poisoning. Chocolate poisoning is lethal for your dog in some cases.

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.