Maybe. Candies containing xylitol, chocolate, or raisins can kill your dog, so you should always check ingredients before giving your pet any type of candy. Sugar is unhealthy for dogs, and should generally be avoided. With minimal nutritional value, candy isn’t the best option for your pet. But as an occasional snack, certain candies are fairly low-risk, unless your pet’s health is already compromised.
If your dog eats candy, watch for these symptoms of increased blood sugar:
- Loss of appetite
If your dog consumes candy containing xylitol, chocolate, or raisins, seek immediate medical care. These candies can be fatally toxic, so do not wait until your pet displays symptoms to take them to your vet or an animal hospital.
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