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Yes, it is safe for dogs to eat tortillas in moderation. In fact, unless your dog has gluten or wheat sensitivity, tortillas are neither dangerous nor poisonous. However, older dogs with blood sugar disorders (such as diabetes) shouldn’t consume high-carbohydrate foods like tortillas.

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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 Minimal
Potential Risks Obesity, allergies, stomach issues due to gluten intolerance
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 Tortillas are Safe for Dogs?

Your dog will be completely fine if it eats a couple of tortillas. But, it is not a good idea to overfeed them because both flour and corn tortillas are heavy in carbohydrates and have no nutritious value. Dogs that eat too many tortillas may acquire weight quickly. This is why checking what you put in your tortilla recipe is crucial.

What Happens if Your Dog Eats Too Many Tortillas?

Your dog can either remain healthy and have no symptoms, depending on how many tortillas they consumed, or have a lot of gas.

So, consider keeping an eye on your dog. Then, keep an eye on them after determining how many tortillas they consumed. However, call your vet if your dog seems lethargic or is constantly vomiting or experiencing diarrhea in worse cases.

Are Some Tortillas Better Than Others?

Typically, tortillas come in two types: flour and corn. Flour tortillas are typically used for burritos or soft tacos. Dogs can eat flour tortillas on their own in moderation. In fact, your dog might not even experience any symptoms other than gas. However, if your dog ate tortilla toppings such as garlic or onion, take it to the vet.

Furthermore, corn tortillas are also safe for dogs in moderation because corn on its own isn’t harmful. However, deep-fried corn tortillas or tortillas containing toppings such as onions and garlic should not be eaten by dogs. This can lead to obesity and stomach problems in dogs.

Common Tortilla Ingredients

  • Corn flour (for corn tortillas) –Corn is typically safe for dogs to eat in moderation. So, your pet won’t get sick if it eats a couple of corn tortillas.
  • White flour (for flour tortillas) –Flour tortillas contain white flour, which can cause stomach issues and obesity in dogs. However, a single tortilla made from white flour won’t harm your dog.
  • Salt -Both flour and corn tortillas contain salt. Hence, overfeeding your dog with enormous amounts of salt can lead to heart issues later. However, if you’re feeding your dog tortillas a daily treat, you should eliminate salt from your recipe to make it more dog-friendly.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes, it is safe for dogs to eat corn tortillas, granted you don’t add toppings such as onions, garlic, and salt.

  • Like their corn counterparts, flour tortillas are also safe for dogs to eat as long as it’s in moderation. This is because feeding your dog foods containing white flour can lead to obesity and stomach problems.

  • Yes, both corn and flour tortillas are safe for dogs. However, ensure that you only feed them tortillas as an occasional treat and with no added toppings.

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.