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No, dogs cannot eat Oreos. In fact, because of their high sugar and fat content, feeding Oreos to your dog is not a smart idea. Furthermore, Oreos also contain chocolate which is toxic for dogs. This is because chocolate is full of theobromine, which is highly poisonous for dogs.

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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.

How Many Oreos are Toxic for Dogs?

While a single bite from an Oreo Golden biscuit might not harm your dog, the same is not the case for chocolate Oreos. These contain chocolate flavoring, which is extremely bad for dogs. Furthermore, all types of Oreos are full of sugar and fat, which can cause obesity, pancreatitis, and other health issues in dogs.

Symptoms of Oreo Poisoning in Dogs

Oreos contain chocolate and can be harmful to your dog. So, if your canine companion eats 3-4 Oreos in one go, it might experience some symptoms. These include increased heart rate, excessive peeing, restlessness, panting, thirst, diarrhea, and vomiting. If these symptoms don’t go away over time, take your dog to the vet ASAP.

What to do if Your Dog Ate Too Many Oreos?

The most harmful ingredient in Oreos is chocolate. So, if your dog eats too many Oreos, the first thing to do is to monitor its condition. If your dog experiences symptoms of theobromine poisoning, hurry up and take it to your vet immediately.

Common Oreo Ingredients

  • Sugar-Sugar is highly addictive and can be dangerous for dogs if eaten in large amounts daily.
  • Chocolate-The chocolate in Oreos is poison for dogs. It contains the harmful chemical theobromine, which can be fatal to your canine companion.
  • Corn syrup-High fructose corn syrup contains a lot of sugar and can be toxic for dogs in excessive amounts.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Oreos are dangerous for dogs. This is because the chocolate flavoring in Oreos contains theobromine which can be toxic for dogs.

  • While golden Oreos don’t contain any chocolate flavoring, it’s best your avoid feeding them to your dog. All types of Oreos are high in sugar and fat and can cause obesity, pancreatitis, and other health issues in dogs.

  • If you feed your dog a single Oreo cookie, nothing will happen to it. However, a handful of Oreos can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach issues in 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.