Can Dog Treats Cause Diarrhoea?

Yes, dog treats can cause diarrhoea, usually caused by either giving them too many treats or feeding poor quality treats.

Over-consuming treats: It's recommended that treat consumption should not exceed 10% of your dog's everyday diet. Tracking this quantity and modifying the portion size of their main meals when needed is necessary to prevent this. If you are feeding meat based dog treats, some journals suggest that they can be as high as 50% of a dogs calories.

Fillers: Fillers are usually added to dog treats by the manufacturer to fill up space and make more affordable treats. Fillers include: wheat, soy, and corn. These can trigger diarrhea in dogs and can impact the digestive system diarrhea.

Artificial ingredients: Cheaper treats can come with chemical additives. The purpose of these additives is to enhance shelf life, add flavour or render them colourful. 

Sudden changes: Dogs get used to a typical eating routine and as soon as there is a slight change made to their diets this can impact their gut health potentially causing indigestion and diarrhea.


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