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Yes, dogs can eat waffles without becoming sick, so feeding them a few pieces once a month is okay. Don’t give company-packed waffles to your canine, though. This is because they contain canine-toxic chemicals; (xylitol) artificial sweeteners and additives. Be mindful of the sweet options because xylitol is commonly used in them. Liver damage and hypoglycemia are two signs of xylitol toxicity.

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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 Not preferable but plain, homemade, unsweetened can be given and in smaller portions.
Nutritional Issues High levels of sugars, preservatives, and carbohydrates.
Potential Risk Liver damage, obesity, and hypoglycemia
Poisoning Symptoms Weight gain, dental problems, fatigue, and heart diseases.
Every dog is different. For specific feeding guidelines, including quantities and beneficial foods that are best for your dog, please consult your vet.

Ingredients in Waffles

  • Theobromine: It is present in chocolate toppings and is considered toxic for a dog’s health.
  • Sugar: Higher sugar levels can cause yeast infection and diabetes.
  • Fats: It promotes pancreas diseases such as pancreatitis.
  • Lactose: It can cause diarrhea and dehydration if your dog is lactose intolerant.

How Much Waffle is Bad for Dogs?

Waffles have zero benefits for your dog’s health. Simple, sugar-free waffles are not harmful to your dog when consumed within a limit. However, they offer nothing in the sense of vitamins or proteins. The healthiest canine waffles are likely those made with berries because they contain many beneficial nutrients, like antioxidants. If you do not your furry buddy to gain excessive weight stop giving waffles to him, especially if he has a medical condition like hypoglycemia.

Signs That My Dog Ate Waffles

Most of the time, eating an excessive amount of waffles can result in bowel issues, stomach discomfort, diarrhea, and nausea.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Plain and homemade waffles are dog-safe. Your canine may enjoy eating simple waffles if you avoid adding sugar, toppings, or harmful additives. Also, avoid unhealthy additions like excessive sodium, syrups, and fatty creams.

  • Xylitol is an artificial sweetener and very toxic for dogs, even in small amounts.

  • It is present in chocolate topping and is considered very toxic for a dog’s health.

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.