Sour Patch Kids! Who doesn’t love them? No one!
These sour treats have been kids’ favorites for ages. In fact, even adults don’t mind the occasional rollercoaster in the mouth. So, it is no surprise that almost every household has a pack or two of this candy.
Now, if you have a dog, he/she will be curious about everything you eat and we are sure you will want to share your treats with them. This is where the question arises – is it safe for dogs?
Can Dogs Eat Sour Patch Kids
If you feed it to them, they will gobble the candy up (much like everything else) but Sour Patch Kids is really not an ideal treat choice for dogs. We strongly suggest against letting your dog eat them.
The reason behind this is quite simple. The candy consists of a lot of sugar, which is extremely harmful. Moreover, a few variants (sugar-free ones) may have xylitol, which is dangerous for dogs. So, either way, you are not doing your dog any favors by giving in to those puppy eyes.
We advise that you keep healthy dog treats handy during such times so that while your kids enjoy their sour candy, your dog has something healthy and safe.
Do dogs like eating Sour Patch Kids?
Since they are sour, a few dogs may not really like them at first but they will learn to like them if fed continuously. The sugar will take over and after that, your dog may end up asking for more!
My dog ate Sour Patch Kids – What should I do?
If your dog ate a little, it should be fine. Keep an eye to make sure he/she has no symptoms of discomfort. If he/she ate an entire bag of Sour Patch Kids, please take him/her to the vet immediately.
Can dogs die from candy?
We understand this is a grave question but we saw the need to address it. Candy may not immediately cause death but it gives rise to many complications. These complications can be very hard on your dog. From allergies to obesity and organ failure, nothing is impossible when it comes to too much candy. The pain and suffering that your dog will go through after this will be unthinkable. So, why risk it in the first place? We advise safety and precaution. That’s always the better choice!
People also ask
Let’s answer a few more questions that we frequently receive from our dog-loving community.
1. Can dogs eat sour?
Dogs can taste sour and usually avoid it. But some dogs don’t hesitate.
2. Can dogs eat sour candy?
No, they shouldn’t eat any kind of sour candy.
3. What candy is toxic to dogs?
Almost all of it. It is not worth the risk. So, please avoid giving your dog any kind of candy.
4. Can dogs eat marshmallows?
No, they shouldn’t.
Candy is usually loaded with sugar and can have serious consequences if you feed it to your dog regularly. Switch to healthy dog treats so that your doggo has no complications and leads a happy life. We will be happy to hear your thoughts on this. Please feel free to get in touch with us.