I’m glad you are here before you share your Twiglets with your dog. I love Twiglets, and it’s that time of year when the Christmas food is in full flow, and your dog is giving you those puppy dogs eyes. 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 contain high sodium levels and can be poisonous in high doses. The main ingredient that is most toxic is the high salt contents which can dehydrate your dog and 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 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 salt, making the treat even more toxic to dogs.
The vegetable oil in Twiglets is not safe for our dogs; it can cause problems like pancreatitis and obesity. A dog’s digestive system works differently from 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 tiny 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 be allergic to.
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, leading 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, too much salt for dogs, which can be fatal. Dogs shouldn’t have Twiglets; just well-balanced dog food is the best choice. Are you interested to know if dogs can eat Marmite? here explains why another food item is too salty for dogs.