Last Updated on July 25, 2021 by Fumipets
Has your dog ever eaten a couple of your favourite BBQ chips while you were enjoying a bowl of them? Is it really that bad?
That’s what we’re going to discuss. The first thing you need to realise is that your dog wants some of the same things you do. It’s understandable that your dog would want to eat some chips if given the opportunity.
Above all, now isn’t the time to get worked up. Sure, it’s a good moment to reconsider your eating habits, but don’t freak out. The most essential thing to remember is that your dog only consumed a little portion of the chips.
They weren’t halted to eat the whole bag or even half of it; they were just stopped to consume a few pieces. That is unless they were able to get inside the whole bag in some way. If that’s the case, it’s a different matter than you not keeping items away from your dog.
Is it safe for dogs to eat potato chips?
That question has a simple answer: no. Your dog will be OK if he or she ate a few chips. The major issue with chips, though, is the salt content. There might be problems if your dog ate a whole bag of chips, depending on the size of the bag. A dog’s stomach cannot digest the same amount of salt as a human’s. It all comes down to how many chips the dog consumed.
Are there any potentially hazardous components in BBQ chips?
The components in a package of BBQ chips are many. Have you ever read the label on your bag of BBQ chips to see what’s in it? If you have, you are aware that certain substances have names that are so lengthy that they are difficult to pronounce. You have to question whether any of those substances are healthy for humans, much alone dogs. However, there are a few components about which you should be especially concerned. Let’s take a look at the usual components in a bag of BBQ chips before we go into that.
The following is a list of ingredients for Lay’s Barbecue Flavor Potato Chips:
Barbecue Seasoning, Potatoes, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower, Corn, and/or Canola Oil) (Sugar, Dextrose, Salt, Maltodextrin [Made from Corn], Molasses, Torula Yeast, Onion Powder, Spices, Tomato Powder, Paprika, Natural Flavors, Corn Starch, Caramel Color, Yeast Extract, Paprika Extract, Garlic Powder, and Mustard Seed Oil)
Another popular snack, Kettle Brand Backyard Barbeque Potato Chips, has the following ingredients:
Potatoes, Sunflower and/or Canola Oil, Safflower and/or Sunflower and/or Canola Oil Paprika, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Tomato Powder, Torula Yeast, Garlic Powder, Chili Pepper, Natural Flavor (Including Smoked), Citric Acid, Organic Dried Cane Syrup, Sugar, Salt, Maltodextrin, Paprika, Onion Powder, Yeast Extract, Tomato Powder, Torula Yeast, Garlic Powder, Chili Pepper, Natural Flavor (Including Smoked), Citric Acid
Are these substances safe for dogs?
Let’s go right to the point: they’re not healthy for humans, for the most part. Why would you think these items would be beneficial to dogs?
When it comes down to it, dogs and people are quite similar. They can consume some of the same foods as humans, but not all of them.
They can’t absorb everything as well as you can. If something is harmful to you, there’s a high possibility it’ll be bad for a dog as well.
You should be cautious about onion and garlic powder.
The allium family includes onions and garlic. Chives, shallots, leeks, and scallions are all members of the allium family. Because of their high thiosulphate content, onions and garlic are toxic to dogs. If you don’t know what thiosulphate is, it’s a chemical that causes the kidneys to shut down.
The following are some of the signs and symptoms of allium poisoning:
3. Anorexia or poor appetite
6. Brain damage
7. Death or coma
It’s essential to remember that this chemical is very unlikely to cause mortality in dogs. Before they die, the majority of dogs will acquire one of the other types of illness.
However, it is important to be aware of the symptoms of this illness at all times. If your dog develops one of these symptoms after eating an onion or garlic powder-infused snack, it’s time to see your veterinarian.
During this moment, be cool and try not to imagine the worst-case scenario. If you think about it too much, you’ll get agitated and ill. It’s OK to be anxious, but you must keep your attention on providing your dog the assistance he or she needs.
Can dogs eat chips that haven’t been seasoned with BBQ seasoning?
The terms “can” and “should” are not interchangeable. Can they do it? Yeah, technically, should dogs eat chips? They shouldn’t, of course.
Salt, fat, and carbs abound in potato chips. The sole advantage of chips is that they are tasty. If your dog eats a few chips, he or she will not receive much nourishment from them.
When it comes to chips, you shouldn’t give your dog the opportunity to develop a liking for them.
Is there a nutritious chip you can give your dog?
No, there isn’t an answer to that question. If you have unsalted chips, though, it won’t hurt your dog to feed them a couple. Your dog will be OK if you keep the chips minimal. How often do you have salt-free chips on hand? Rarely, if ever, so you’re likely to have the chips that will wreak havoc on your dog’s kidneys and other organs.
What effect does fat have on a dog’s diet?
Dogs that are overweight or obese do not live as long as dogs who maintain healthy body weight, according to many studies. Humans are in the same boat. Obesity in people is usually harmful to one’s health. Because too much fat is bad for you and your dog, you should watch how much of it you consume.
There’s a difference between having a fatty snack now and then and eating a high-fat diet on a regular basis. If you feed your dog a high-fat diet, you’re putting them at risk for a variety of health issues in the road. If you frequently give your dog high-fat meals like potato chips, you are contributing to their decline. There’s no way to sugarcoat it: by feeding your dog such a diet, you’re effectively murdering them.
One possible exception is…
If you make your own chips at home, they may be healthier for your dog than deep-fried chips. You’ll have more control over the salt, which is a positive, but you’ll still have to deal with the carbohydrates. Chips, on the other hand, are just not healthy for dogs. You and your dog both want to eat something, but chips aren’t the greatest choice for either of you.
Pretzels that are unsalted are a healthier option for you and your dog.
If you want something that both you and your dog can eat, unsalted pretzels are an excellent choice. Unsalted pretzels lack the saltiness of chips, although they do include carbohydrates. Pretzels aren’t the healthiest option to chips for dogs, but they’re usually preferable to chips.
Is it okay for puppies to eat BBQ chips?
The chemicals in BBQ chips irritate puppies much more. Onion and garlic powder may be very harmful to a dog. These are bad for adult dogs, and they’re much worse for pups. Keep your puppy away from onion and garlic powder if he or she is between the ages of one and twelve months. If you have chips with these components plus a BBQ taste, keep them away from your dog.
When it comes to your puppy digesting anything from the allium family, the risk is real, and you must take it carefully. You should also be concerned about the high salt content in chips. The salt will cause all sorts of problems for their bodies, and it may harm them far into adulthood. Of course, if your puppy manages to consume one or two BBQ chips, he or she will be OK. You don’t want your puppy to eat any chips, but be particularly wary of any chips that are seasoned with onion or garlic powder.
BBQ chips should be avoided since they are very hazardous for dogs to consume! They have the potential to cause severe health issues or even death. Even if you think your dog may enjoy them, don’t let them consume any.
Your fully grown dog or puppy will not be harmed by a few chips. If they were able to consume a whole bag of BBQ chips, though, you should be concerned about their health. If your dog exhibits allium poisoning symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea, foul breath, blood in the stool, pale gums, and all three drooping eyelids, it’s time to see a veterinarian. Your actions have the potential to save your dog’s life or, at the absolute least, prevent them from becoming any sicker.