CAN DOGS EAT LICORICE?

If you think that your dog eats licorice the answer is No. We want to taste something new to dogs but sometimes we neglect the effects of the food which we give to our pets. We should know the side effect of the foods as well as the good effect. Moreover, our dogs trust us […] The post CAN DOGS EAT LICORICE? appeared first on Dogfooditems.

CAN DOGS EAT LICORICE?

If you think that your dog eats licorice the answer is No. We want to taste something new to dogs but sometimes we neglect the effects of the food which we give to our pets. We should know the side effect of the foods as well as the good effect. Moreover, our dogs trust us that we give them good food. So we should not give them such kind of food which affects our beloved dogs’ health. Now we learn what we should do if our dog eats toxic food.

CAN DOGS EAT LICORICE?

In simple words, we should not give licorice to dogs because it contains a lot amount of sugar which is very toxic to dogs’ health. However, in licorice, there are no nutrients or carbohydrates, and can cause many types of diseases such as diabetes, and obesity. Moreover, it also causes tooth decay in dogs.

Why dog can’t eat Licorice?

The question is why our beloved dogs can’t eat licorice because it causes many diseases such as dehydration, sodium retention, and loss of potassium in the body. Moreover, it can ‘t  cause only such diseases but in it is also found unhealthy materials like glycyrrhizin. This is very harmful that it increases the dog‘s blood pressure and even causes death if it was eaten over a long time.

Toxic ingredients in licorice

Following toxic ingredients are found in Licorice

  • Xylitol
  • Glycyrrhizin
  • Sugar

Xylitol

You have to listen about the sugar-free licorice it means that it is replaced with another fixing. It is replaced with the toxic material that is xylitol.  Xylitol  is another toxic ingredient that is replaced with sugar and proves very harmful to our dogs. You should not give any type of licorice-like black or red licorice because they all are harmful to the dog’s health.

 Symptoms that appear in  dogs after eating licorice

Licorice is very harmful to your dogs and symptoms appear very soon if your dog eats licorice. In this case, if your dog eats licorice then instantly consult with the veterinarian. Followings are the symptoms that appear in the dog after eating the licorice

  • Muscle weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargic
  • Fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Hyper activities
  • Change in behavior/ character

You should avoid giving licorice to your dogs because it proves very harmful to your beloved dogs. Especially it proves very toxic for pregnant dogs,  have liver or kidney diseases, cardiovascular disease, and diabetic dogs.

What happens if your dog eats licorice?

 

If your dog accidentally eats the licorice then in this case you should follow the following guideline.

  • consult the veterinarian
  • monitor the side effect of food on the dog
  • you should know the list of ingredients

 

Conclusion

 The reading which I described above is enough to know the side effect of the licorice. Whenever you eat licorice you should avoid sharing it with your beloved dog. Licorice is sweat for you but not your pets. Enjoy the licorice yourself but avoid giving it to dogs. Simple licorice is very toxic because it contains a lot amount of sugar and xylitol which is very harmful to dogs. I hope my article will help you to understand the toxic effect of Licorice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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