Yes. Ants can occasionally find their way into your dog’s food bowl and become part of their meal, though some dogs won’t eat their food if they find ants crawling in their kibble.
Ants create a bit of a nuisance for you, but they provide a little added protein and vitamin C to your dog’s diet. That’s not to say you should go looking for ants to snack on, or invite them into your home. Ant bites, of course, can be irritating to humans and pets.
So, if you find ants in your dog’s food, you can place the dog bowl in a shallow dish of water to create a barrier. And be sure to store food in a sealed container.
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