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Can Dogs Eat Pop Tarts? The Truth About Pop Tarts and Your Dog

Can dogs eat pop tarts? That’s the question I asked myself after laika accidentally chewed a couple I left on the dining table while I was distracted. The answer is they can, but only with small amounts and certain types. Continue reading to learn what I found out with a few vets I interviewed

Can dogs eat pop tarts?

Can dogs eat pop tarts? The answer is yes, but with some caveats. Dogs can eat brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts, cinnamon pop tarts, and strawberry pop tarts, but should avoid cherry and blueberry pop tarts.

The main thing to watch out for when feeding your dog pop tarts is the sugar content. Too much sugar can lead to weight gain and other health problems, so stick to the lower-sugar varieties whenever possible.

In general, it’s a good rule of thumb to avoid giving dogs any kind of pastry, as they’re generally high in sugar and calories. If you do decide to give your dog a pop-tarts, make sure that it is an unsweetened variety without frosting or sprinkles.

Can dogs eat strawberry pop tarts?

Most dogs will love the taste of a strawberry pop tarts, but just like any other food, it’s important to exercise caution before feeding them one. Some dogs are allergic to strawberries, so if your pup has a history of food allergies, it’s best to avoid giving them this pastry.

Can dogs eat cinnamon pop tarts?

Yes, dogs can eat cinnamon pop tarts. However, it’s always important to check with your vet before giving your dog any new type of food, just to be safe.

Some dogs may have trouble digesting the artificial colors and flavors found in pop tarts, so if your dog seems to have an adverse reaction after eating one, try a different flavor or brand next time.

Can dogs eat brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts?

The short answer is no, dogs should not eat brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts. Although brown sugar is mentioned in the name, this snack does not actually use any brown sugar to achieve its flavor. The sweet taste comes from ingredients such as: sugar, corn syrup, dextrose, high fructose corn syrup, and molasses.

Make sure to only give your dog pop tarts in moderation and only if they’re otherwise healthy. If your dog has any allergies or dietary restrictions, please check with your vet before feeding them pop tarts.

Some dogs may have trouble digesting the sugar in pop tarts, so keep an eye on your pup if you decide to give them this snack.

Can dogs eat cherry pop tarts?

Yes, but use moderation here as well. Cherries are a popular fruit and dogs can eat them, but in moderation. Too many cherries can upset a dog’s stomach.

Also, keep in mind the ingredients for these are basically the same as for any other pop-tarts, which means plenty of sugar, wheat and other ingredients that can be harmful for your dog

Can dogs eat blueberry pop tarts?

No, they can’t. The reason is that these just taste like blueberry, but If you take a look at the ingredient list, it also contains dried grapes. Grapes are actually harmful to dogs whether they are dried or not, so feeding your pooch blueberry Pop Tarts is best avoided.

What are pop-tarts?

Pop tarts are a type of pastry that is popular in the United States. They are made with flour, sugar, butter, and other ingredients, and come in a variety of flavors, including cinnamon, strawberry, and cherry.

Pop tarts are often frosted and decorated with sprinkles, and they are often enjoyed as a snack or breakfast food. They can be toasted or eaten straight from the package.

What are pop-tarts made from?

Pop-tarts are made from flour, sugar, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, maltodextrin, salt, baking powder, mono and diglycerides, sodium stearoyl lactylate, natural and artificial flavors.

Always review the ingredients list on food packaging, even if you’re buying for your pet. Allergens can be present in many types of foods, and you may not realize it.

Some of the key ingredients in Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts are::

  • Enriched flour (wheat, niacin, folic acid, vitamin B1, B2, and reduced iron)
  • Bleached wheat flour
  • Sugar
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Salt
  • Soybean and palm oil
  • Color (red 40, yellow 6, blue 1)

As you can see from the provided list, Pop-tarts contain soy and wheat – two fairly common allergens. Just 2 pastries total up to 370 calories, 320 mg of sodium, and an outrageous 30 g of sugar.

While that might be ok for a human as a desert, it’s not good for your dog or any pet at all!

What about fruit-flavored pop tarts?

Pop tarts come in many flavors, and some might even sound healthier than others because they contain fruits. But don’t fall in the trap, most of them just have a mix of dried fruits that bear close to 0 nutritional value and even pose some risks to your dog.

For example, the food Frosted Blueberry has dried blueberries, dried apples, and dried grapes in it. But these things can be harmful to dogs if they eat too much of them. There are also fake flavors in the Banana Crème Pie that might hurt your dog.

You will find that the same goes for Raspberry Pop-tarts. Dried raspberries, dried apples, and dried pears are present, along with artificial flavors.

 

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Hey there! I'm Rodrigo, a passionate writer with a lifetime love for animals, especially dogs. Creating this blog is a dream come true for me so I hope you enjoy all our content!

Veterinary with a Master Degree in Food Safety. More than 10 years of experience in veterinary technology.

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