We love feeding our dogs with whatever we eat—it is for variety, we sometimes say.
But no everything we eat is healthy for our dogs.
And one of the weirder trendy food that dog owners seem to neglect stopping is feeding dogs uncooked pasta.
Like really? Can dogs eat uncooked pasta?
Read on to find out.
Is Uncooked Pasta Bad for Dogs?
Some food just gets through our fur buddies’ stomach sometimes, skipping our attention despite how strict we watch out for its diet.
Or, perhaps, we are the ones who feed it to them.
One of these unsuspecting foods is uncooked pasta.
Well, the good thing is it is all right for your pet to consume a moderate amount of uncooked pasta.
It becomes a dilemma when your dog is allergic to wheat or grains, yet it ingests a load of raw pasta.
The uncooked pasta does not cause harm if your dog is not allergic to it.
Nor will it cause damage if consumed in small amounts.
What to Do if Your Dog Ate Uncooked Pasta?
Pasta contains many carbs, and it comes from wheat, and it also has eggs.
Just like how too many carbs can harm us.
Pasta may also damage your dog. The egg component may also cause some allergies.
When your dog has overeaten uncooked pasta, your dog might show the following:
- Weight gain
- Lack of interest to play
These symptoms are mild and are resolvable by a good run and a good diet (for weight gain).
Or will eventually go away once the uncooked pasta has been fully digested and metabolized (other symptoms).
However, in worse cases where your dog is unknowingly allergic to pasta.
These symptoms may include the following:
- Irritation to skin
- Stomach ache
When these happens, bring your dog to a vet for consultation.
The vet will examine your dog and provide the appropriate treatment.
Like humans, dogs also need variety in their food to be healthier and more robust.
However, you might need perfect timing in introducing a new food into their diet so that it does not cause harm to their digestive system.
As a fur parent, read the ingredients and label of the food you give your dog.
Know what your pet is allergic to because some dogs might be allergic to uncooked pasta, and some may not.
Aside from pasta, there could be other allergens like grains or dairy.
Consult a trusted veterinarian for a health check-up, and ask for the right food prescription for your fur baby.
As they say, preventing something is always better than curing it.
So, always be mindful of your pet’s diet as much as you are cognizant of your own.
Better feed your dog with cooked, nutritious food.
However, it is important not to panic whenever problems like this arise.
Give your pet enough water to ease digestion and keep them hydrated.
Visit or call the nearest veterinarian for immediate care in case unusual symptoms occur.