As a responsible fur parent, you have to study and ask for the advice of an expert (mostly a Veterinarian or Canine nutritionist) every time you will try something new to feed in your dogs especially if it is human food. Can Dogs Eat Taco? Can Dogs Eat Taco Bell Tacos?
Hi my lovely co-fur parents, Are you curious if your favorite taco/s whether it is homemade or bought store like in Taco Bell is safe and healthy to be feed to your lovely pets (especially dogs)?, or your dogs accidentally chomp on in your taco snack and you are deadly worried now what will happen to him afterward? Well, continue reading to know the answers to all of your questions!
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To find out everything your concern and need to know about dogs eating taco or tacos, keep reading! If you have any questions just feel free to leave a comment below and we are sure to answer you as soon as possible.
What is Taco?
The taco or tacos is a traditional Mexican sandwich or dish that is made from corn or wheat tortilla folded and filled with a variety of fillings such as beef, pork, chicken, seafood, beans, vegetables, cheese, salsa, guacamole, or sour cream, and vegetables, such as lettuce, onion, tomatoes, chiles, and many more.
The traditional taco used a soft tortilla however because of its popularity around the world some variations are now available like hard shells, as well as flour tortillas, and more.
The common ingredients used in making tacos are the following:
- Ground Meat
- Ground Beef
- Chili Pepper
- Chili Powder
- and of course the tortilla
In general, tacos is tasty food that you can enjoy whenever and wherever you are, it is a good source of protein and fiber that is beneficial to you, however like any other food too much of it is not advisable. Tacos condiments or extra ingredients can significantly increase the number of calories and amounts of fat and salt that are not healthy for you.
Can Dogs Eat Taco?
The short answer is NO. Taco or tacos especially the bought store one is not healthy and can be very harmful to dogs. Some of its ingredients are harmful and can be toxic for them such as the following:
- Cheese – some dog that has lactose intolerance ( a digestive disorder caused by the inability to digest lactose, the main carbohydrate in dairy products).
- Tomato – Tomatine is a toxic substance found in tomato plants and it is very harmful when consumed in large quantities.
- Onion Fresh or Powder & Garlic Fresh or Powder – all vegetables in the allium genus including onion, garlic, scallion, etc are toxic to dogs. If your dog ate onion and garlic whether fresh, cook, or poweder they might develop hemolytic anemia (condition impacts/destroys a dog’s red blood cells) that if left untreated might result in a fatal condition.
- Chili Pepper & Chili Powder – Dog should not eat spicy food it is toxic and can cause stomach ache, diarrhea, and GI to them. Spicy food can also cause excessive thirst, causing your dog to vomit or worse bloat.
- Cumin – In large doses, cumin can cause digestive upset or gas to dogs.
- Tortilla – It is dangerous if your lovely pet has a wheat or gluten allergy.
- Salt – food that is high in sodium (salt) is very harmful and can be toxic for dogs, it can make your him seriously thirsty and lead to sodium ion poisoning.
If your dog accidentally ate some taco/s you must consider bringing him to the vet immediately especially if the amount they eat is so large and has a toxic ingredient for them (like the listed above). If your dog is lucky enough he or she might only experience stomach ache, vomiting, and diarrhea.
DON’T GIVE OR FEED YOUR DOG A TACO OR TACOS. It is very important to make sure that your dog’s food and treats are healthy and safe for him or her.
Always talk to your vet if you have a doubt about something related to your lovely pets, it is very important to be knowledgeable for your pet’s long and happy life with you!