With the Jubilee celebrations just around the corner, it’s crucial to make ourselves aware of any food threats during this celebration period.

The top foods that we will enjoy this bank holiday are delicious scones, so let’s find out if dogs can eat scones and what happens. We also learn which type of scone is the worse to eat and break down the ingredients. 

It would be best if you did not feed dogs any variety of scones. Such fruit scones with raisins are highly poisonous to a dog. Not only do they provide no nutritional value, but depending on what type of scone it is will increase the risk to your dog’s health.

Why are plain scones bad for dogs?

The caster sugar and butter are the biggest problems in plain scones. If plain scones are eaten long term or excessive, these ingredients can cause pancreatitis, poor dental hygiene, weight gain, and diabetes. 

The cons certainly outweigh the pros. Instead, offer fresh fruit like blueberries, blackcurrants or strawberries that are generally eaten alongside scones.

Items In or Eaten Alongside Scones That Put Your Dogs Health At Risk

Jam: most jams are full of sugar, and too much sugar for dogs is harmful. The sugar-free jams will be loaded with artificial sweetener (Xylitol), which is toxic to dogs and can cause hypoglycemia.

Whipped cream: carries no nutritional value and many dogs are lactose intolerant. Whipped cream will cause stomach upsets. 

Clotted cream: has no nutritional value; although the clotted cream is not toxic to dogs, it is very high in fat. Clotted cream can cause problems like pancreatitis or lead to obesity, which is very harmful. 

Raisins, currants, and sultanas are made from grapes and are toxic to dogs. Dogs ingesting just a few of these can lead to serious health problems.

Cheese: not all dogs can eat dairy. Not only that, cheese scones have no health benefits for a dog. Many dogs are lactose intolerant, so you should avoid giving your dog cheese scones.

Glace Cherries: these cherries have been covered in a thick sugar syrup that holds no nutritional value and has too much sugar for dogs. 

Caster Sugar: too much sugar for dogs will make them overweight, bad for their teeth and can lead to diabetes.

Butter: butter in very tiny amounts isn’t toxic to dogs. However, the amount of butter in scones is off the chart. This much butter can trigger pancreatitis in dogs.

What You Can Share With Your Dogs When Enjoying Scones

You can forget the scone part. Just offer your dog a few fresh fruits instead. 

These healthy and safe foods below contain some essential vitamins and minerals that you can share whilst you eat your scone.

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Sugar High and Crash

The sugar content within scones is so high that it will change your dog’s behaviour and mood.

Just like us humans, sugar has the same effect on our dogs. Hyperactivity for a while, followed by a sugar crash, can cause your dog to become irritable!

Raisins Currants and Sultanas Toxicity

When dogs consume raisins, currants or sultanas, depending on the amount and the size of your dog, it could lead to acute kidney failure.

Toxicity Signs (often more than one)

Just a few raisins, currants or sultanas can cause the below symptoms in dogs, if you think your dog has consumed any you must contact your vet. early intervention can reduce kidney failure.

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry nose
  • Heavy panting
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urine
  • Lethargic
  • Light coloured gums
  • Loss of appetite
  • No urine production
  • Pale mouth
  • Stillness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

Can dogs eat blueberries?

Dogs can safely eat blueberries in moderation. Blueberries are packed full of good vitamins and minerals for dogs, such as vitamin C, K, manganese, potassium and fibre. Adding a few blueberries to your dog’s diet as a treat will benefit them greatly. 

Can dogs eat potato scones?

Although these scones are not toxic, they have less butter and no sugar compared to the dessert kind. However, they still don’t hold any nutritional value for a dog, so it’s best to avoid giving your dog potato scones.

Can dogs eat cheese scones?

No dogs should not be fed cheese stone, not only because many dogs are lactose intolerant. Cheese scones hold no nutritional value for a dog. The scone part has too much sugar and butter for a dog’s digestive system to handle, leading to pancreatitis, obesity, poor dental hygiene and diabetes.

Can dogs eat fruit scones?

Fruit scones are the most dangerous scones that you can feed your dog. They are full of sugar and butter, but they also have toxic ingredients, such as raisins, currants, and sultanas. Dogs only need to have a few to fall ill.

Can dogs eat pumpkin scones?

Dogs can eat pumpkin scones, depending on what ingredients they have in. Plain pumpkin scones only contain pumpkin, flour, milk and butter for greasing and brushing. Then this is safe for dogs to have some. However, it would be best to avoid pumpkin scones with added spice. Many spices are toxic for dogs and will cause stomach problems.

Can dogs eat tattie scones?

The main ingredients are potatoes. Even though potatoes aren’t toxic, they still don’t hold any nutritional value for a dog, so it’s best to avoid giving your dog potato scones. 

A dog’s daily diet should only be made up of 25% carbs. If you want to give extra food to a dog as a treat alongside their balance kibble, offering them, fresh fruit and vegetables would be much more nutritious.

Can dogs eat plain scones?

Even though they are plain, these scones are still loaded with sugar and butter, which is harmful to your dog’s health.


Enjoy your scones without sharing them with your dog. If you have scones with fresh fruit on the side, offer them this instead. When food has no nutritional value, it is always best not fill up your dog’s tummy with this. Dogs need a balanced meal with all the nutrients to live a happy and healthy life.

Remember, raisins, currants, and sultanas are highly toxic to dogs! They must not consume any. 

Keep out of reach of dogs!

Enjoy and happy celebrations. 

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