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Yes, it is safe for dogs to eat honey-nut cheerios in moderation. In fact, honey nut cheerios are full of iron and vitamin B. Although dogs generally don’t require B vitamins, optimal digestive health depends on them. Similarly, iron is necessary for the proper functioning of red blood cells. However, feeding your dog too many honey nut cheerios on a daily basis can lead to weight gain.

Honey Nut Cheerios
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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 to eat in moderation
Nutritional Value  Iron, vitamin B
Potential Risks  Weight gain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach issues
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

How Many Honey Nut Cheerios Are Safe for Your Dog?

Dogs should consume roughly 18 ounces of food each day, treats included. So, you should split the honey nut cheerios you can give your dog into two meals because dogs require different nutrients at certain times throughout the day. For example, if your dog weighs 5 pounds, around 1 cup of honey nut cheerios will be fine.

What Will Happen if Your Dog Eats Too Many Honey Nut Cheerios

If your dog eats too many honey nut cheerios, it will experience an upset stomach, vomiting, and diarrhea. However, you can switch to dog food if honey-nut cheerios cause intestinal problems. That said, the key here is to feed them in moderation.

How to Feed Your Dog Honey Nut Cheerios

Typically, a bowl of honey nut cheerios with six tablespoons of milk will be fine for your dog. However, ensure that you’re only feeding them this sugary treat no more than two times per week. If you exceed this amount, your canine companion might experience stomach issues.

Common Honey Nut Cheerios Ingredients

  • Whole grain oats-Whole grain oats are perfectly fine for dogs and can contain tons of beneficial nutrients.
  • Sugar-Sugar is bad for dogs in large amounts as it can cause weight gain and obesity.
  • Brown sugar syrup-Brown sugar syrup is generally less harmful than white sugar. However, keeping your dog away from sugar altogether would be best.
  • Vegetable oil-Vegetable oil is safe for dogs in moderation. In fact, a couple of tablespoons will be fine for your canine companion.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Plain cheerios are your safest bet. They contain ingredients such as whole-grain oats, pure cane sugar, etc. These ingredients are not too harmful to dogs.

  • Yes, honey nut cereal can be a healthy treat for your dog. However, ensure that you’re only feeding them in moderation, as this cereal contains sugar.

  • Yes, dogs can eat some types of honey cereals. However, they should only be fed to your dog as an occasional treat.

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.