Admit it – now and then, you feed your dog foods that are for human consumption.
You probably fed them some ice cream, your favorite crackers, or maybe, you even give them a small bite from your cheeseburger.
Although some “human foods” are safe for your dog, there are some who pose a significant health risk and are a threat to their health and well-being.
In today’s article, we will be answering the question, “Can Dogs Eat Nutri Grain Bars?”
What is in a Nutri Bar?
Before we look at whether your dog can eat a Nutri Grain Bar, let us first take a closer look at what these Nutri Grain Bars are.
Usually, these Nutri Grain Bars contain whole oats, flour, sugar, salt, and fruits like Strawberry, Blueberry, or Cranberries, while others contain nuts like Almonds and Cashews.
These ingredients might seem normal and even healthy for humans, but are these safe for dogs?
Not all Nutri Grain Bars contain the same ingredients, and while some might be safe for your dog’s consumption, other brands might not.
Here are some of the elements that you need to avoid if you are planning to give your dog some Nutri Grain Bars:
Almonds, Pecans, Macadamia, and other Mixed Nuts
For starters, almonds are way too hard for a dog’s system to digest fully.
Macadamias contain a component that is toxic to dogs.
Pecans may develop a toxin that can pose a health risk to your dog if it forms a mold.
Grapes and any other derived product are a few of the most toxic foods for dogs.
It includes raisins (even if they are already processed), so make sure to check the Nutri Grain bar you just bought before sharing it with your dog.
Some brands of Nutri Grain Bars contain chocolate, which, as we know it, is the most dangerous food for your dog.
These chocolates contain Theobromine and Caffeine, which is not safe for both cats and dogs.
However, if the Nutri Grain Bar does not contain any ingredients that are dangerous to dogs, and does not contain much salt, then you can give your dog a small piece so that they can have some of that treat you are having.
What to do if your dog accidentally eats a Nutri Grain Bar?
If your dog ingests a Nutri bar that contains portions of foods that are not healthy or perhaps even poisonous for them, then observe your dog for a few hours.
If you see something strange like the change in their bowel movement, vomiting, or if they are having difficulty in breathing, then make sure to take them to the vet right away.
Do not wait until it is too late, and most of all, do not consult “Google”. Go directly to the experts.
The next time you eat a Nutri grain bar, just keep it to yourself.
Even if your dog does not immediately show an adverse reaction after eating it, it is still better to be safe than regret it later.
Also, it is better if you ask your veterinarian about it first before feeding anything to your dog.