If you’re wondering if your dog can eat baked beans – the answer is no, sadly this isn’t a dish you should share with your pooch. While they may seem harmless, baked beans are not part of a natural diet for our canine friends and can have negative effects on their health.
One of the main reasons dogs can’t eat baked beans is the high sugar and salt content means that they’re hard for our dogs to digest.
Why can’t my dog eat baked beans?
It’s common for dogs who regularly eat baked beans to end up with pancreatitis, which is a painful swelling of their pancreas. The high saturated fat found in baked beans, along with all those nasty preservatives, can make your dog feel very unwell and may result in some nasty symptoms.
Here are symptoms to look out for:
- Vomiting and diarrhoea
- Increased thirst
- Decreased appetite
- Swollen abdomen
- Abnormal posture or sitting uncomfortably
What do do if my dog has eaten baked beans?
In most cases, a small amount of beans won’t hurt your pet, however if you notice any of the above symptoms then you should seek advice from a vet immediately. In future, avoid giving your dog baked beans wherever possible, as they can have nasty effects on your pet.
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