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No, SOUR PATCH KIDS are unsafe for dogs as it contains loads of sugar and other chemicals that can harm your pup’s health. So, if your dog somehow gets a hold of an entire pack, it can lead to various health issues, including diabetes, obesity, electrolyte imbalance, and an upset stomach.

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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 Exercise caution, avoid altogether
Nutritional Issues high in sugar content and other harmful preservatives and chemicals
Potential Risks Obesity, diabetes, electrolyte imbalance
Poisoning Symptoms diarrhea, vomiting, stomach ache
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 SOUR PATCH KIDS Are Bad for Dogs?

A single package of SOUR PATCH KIDS has 26 grams of sugar, with one serving at 1.625 grams. While a couple of SOUR PATCH KIDS won’t harm your dog, an entire pack will definitely lead to various health issues. Nevertheless, it is best to avoid feeding them to your dog altogether.

What Makes SOUR PATCH KIDS Unsafe?

The unlimited amounts of sugar in SOUR PATCH KIDS make them unhealthy for all dogs. Sugar addiction can lead to health issues such as diabetes and obesity in dogs.

Signs Your Dog Ate Too Many SOUR PATCH KIDS

A few signs your dog ate too much SOUR PATCH KIDS include vomiting, diarrhea, stomach discomfort, etc.

What to Do If Your Dog Is Sick from SOUR PATCH KIDS?

You shouldn’t do anything extreme if your dog ate too many SOUR PATCH KIDS. When they go out, examine their behavior and check their stool. SOUR PATCH KIDS will most likely affect your dog’s excrement for a few days after they consume them.

Common SOUR PATCH KIDS Ingredients

  • Refined sugar – One serving of SOUR PATCH KIDS contains around 1.625 grams of sugar. This is one gram too many for your dog.
  • Xylitol (sugar-free SOUR PATCH KIDS) – Sugar-free SOUR PATCH KIDS might contain the toxic chemical xylitol, which can harm dogs.
  • Artificial flavoring – Anything artificial should be completely avoided as it can lead to allergic reactions in dogs.
  • Food coloring – Artificial food coloring, like artificial flavoring, can lead to allergies in dogs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • All candies are typically loaded with refined sugar, artificial flavoring, and other chemicals that can harm your dog’s health. So, it’s best to avoid them completely.

  • While one SOUR PATCH KIDS candy won’t harm your dog, it is best to avoid feeding your dog anything that contains high amounts of sugar and artificial flavoring.

  • No, SOUR PATCH KIDS are not toxic for dogs. However, it can lead to sugar addiction in dogs, causing various health issues such as cavities, diabetes, and obesity.

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.