Dogs love to eat, and often, we feed the same stuff that we eat to our dogs.
Most foods that are edible for us are also edible for our dogs.
However, there are foods that we best feed to them moderately, or better keep away from our pooch.
Some of these foods include processed pineapple juice, some types of grains, and some crackers.
Today, we will be focusing on a specific kind of cracker—prawn crackers.
Can I Feed My Dog Prawn Crackers?
Yes, you can feed your dog a prawn cracker or two.
But you only do so moderately.
It means that you only feed your dog prawn crackers occasionally.
Most prawn crackers contain prawn flavoring, tapioca starch, some prawns.
The prawn crackers do not provide any significant amount of nutrients and will just serve as a low-grade filler.
However, you cannot feed your dog any prawn crackers if your dog’s diet is high in either salt or sugar.
Most prawn crackers have high salt and sugar content, giving them to your dog on top of their regular diet will only cause them harm.
What Should I Do If I Give My Dog Prawn Crackers?
If you decide to give your dog some prawn crackers, you need to observe the following:
1. If this is the first time that you are giving prawn crackers to your dog, do not immediately give them the crackers.
Test out a small piece first.
Watch out for any allergic reaction.
Some dogs can be allergic to shellfishes like shrimps and prawns.
So, if your dog shows any allergic reaction after eating, then do not feed them more.
Some signs you can observe are:
- Skin redness
- Swelling of the lips, eyelids, ears, and face
2. You can consult your vet first before you give the crackers to your dog, especially if your dog is on a special diet.
The prawn crackers might have some adverse effects on your dog.
The same goes for any signs of allergy.
Your vet might have some medicine like piriton and the like to help.
3. If things are good, there is no allergic reaction, and there is no negative impact on your dog’s diet, you still need to practice moderation.
Feeding your dog some prawn crackers once every one or two weeks is a good start.
Remember not to give them too much in one feeding as well, and do not use this as a supplement for your dog’s meals as well.
These crackers are just for some quick snacks.
Prawn crackers are usually not harmful to dogs.
But if you decide to feed your dog some, make sure to provide them small amounts only.
Also, do consider your dog’s affinity to the food.
Your neighbor’s dog may not be allergic to prawn crackers, but that does not mean that your dog is also the same.
Some dogs can develop allergic reactions to prawn crackers.
To be sure, consult your veterinarian first.
That way, you will know if your dog can tolerate the prawn crackers, and if feeding them will not affect any special diet that they may have.