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No, dogs should not eat chicken noodle soup since canned products can have preservatives, flavoring, and sodium that can harm them. However, homemade soup can be given to them, provided it does not contain too much sodium or fat.

Chicken Noodle Soup
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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 Processed soup can be harmful to dogs. Homemade soup can be given occasionally.
Nutritional Issues Excess sodium can harm dogs. Some processed brands contain soy, which is a common allergen for dogs. Soup is also high in calories.
Potential Risks Sodium poisoning, obesity, digestive issues, onion, and garlic powder toxicity.
Symptoms Dehydration, excessive urination, increased thirst, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and fluid accumulation in the body.
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

Common Ingredients in Chicken Noodle Soup

These are the common ingredients in processed the soup:

  • Chicken- safe for dogs
  • Chicken fat- can cause obesity in dogs
  • Monosodium Glutamate- can be harmful, and too much can lead to sodium poisoning

How Much Chicken Noodle Soup is Bad for Dogs?

Giving packaged chicken noodle soup to your dogs will most likely not cause any issues. However, we suggest making your own plain soup. If you feed your dog chicken noodle soup every week, this can lead to health issues.

What Makes Chicken Noodle Soup Unsafe?

While homemade soup would not be unsafe for dogs, most people use the canned version to save time. Processed chicken noodle soup has a high sodium content and calorie count, both of which are problematic for dogs. Additionally, canned soup also has preservatives and toxic flavorings, such as onion and garlic powder, which can lead to health issues in dogs.

Signs Your Dog Ate too Much Chicken Noodle Soup

If your dog has eaten too much soup, it is like to exhibit these symptoms:

  • Excessive urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Accumulation of fluid in the body
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite

Frequently Asked Questions

  • It is ok for dogs. However, we suggest only giving chicken broth to your dogs if they are sick. Chicken broth is nutritious and low in calories compared to noodle soup.

  • Campbell’s is a popular soup brand. However, its ingredients are unsuitable for dogs. The sodium content in the soup can be dangerous for dogs.

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.