I love Twiglets and its that time of year, when the Christmas food is in full flow and your dog is giving you those puppy dogs eyes. Im glad you are here before you share your Twiglets with your dog. So, let’s find out if dogs can eat Twiglets.
Can dogs eat Twiglets? No, it would be best if you did not feed your dog Twiglets. Twiglets contains high sodium levels and in high doses can be poisonous. The main ingredient that is most toxic is the high salt contents which can dehydrate your dog and could cause organ failure.
What are Twiglets made off?
- Wholewheat Flour
- Yeast Extract
- Added Salt
- Carrot Vegetable Extract
- Vegetable Oils – Sunflower and Palm
- White Pepper
Wholewheat flour is safe for dogs and is used in many homemade dogs treat recipes.
Yeast extract is a salty flavouring to increase the food desired taste, even though dogs need a certain amount of healthy salt a day. Yeast extract has far more than the daily allowance that your dog should ever consume.
Even tho Twiglets have yeast extract they still add in more additional salt, making the treat even more toxic to dogs.
The vegetable oil in Twiglets is not safe for our dogs; they can cause many dogs problems like pancreatitis and obesity. A dogs digestive system works differently to us humans, and they can’t handle low-grade oils like humans.
While white pepper won’t hurt your dog in small portions, let’s not forget that white pepper can make you sneeze and get right up your nose, your dog may not like this. However, the amount used in Twiglets is only a small amount and is mixed in and not sprinkled on top.
While not directly an ingredient of Twiglets they may continue sesame seeds, milk, egg, mustard which your dog could allergic too.
My dog has eaten Twiglets?
Firstly dont panic, ask yourself how many have they had, if it’s just a handful your dog should be fine, however depending on the amount your dog has consumed and the size of your dog will decide which action you should take.
Salt toxicity in dogs
So, what will happen if your dog consumes too much salt in a single day? The body cells of your dog will start to release water. It will create an imbalance, which can lead to seizures, headaches, shakings, and convulsions. In most serious cases, excessive consumption of salt and sodium can lead to coma and death.
Warning signs of dehydration in dogs
- Sunken eyes
- Dry gums
- Loss of skin elasticity
These warning signs will alert you to any problems, and if you do notice any of the above, you should call your vet as soon as you can. However, in severe cases, you will see the above symptoms and generally speaking, most dogs will have an increased thirst for a while and move on.
Twiglets are yummy food snacks for humans only, to much salt for dogs, which can be fatal. Dogs shouldn’t have Twiglets just a well-balanced dog food is the best choice for them. Are you interested to know if dogs can eat Marmite? here explains why another food item is too salty for dogs.
About the Author
Teresa has been a pet lover since she was little. She currently lives with two dogs and two cats, and a hamster. Teresa is a qualified dog groomer and canine behaviourist; these days, she spends her time studying canine nutrition. Teresa is the founder of the Dog Friendly Scene and loves sharing her knowledge on pets.