Can Dogs Eat Twizzlers?


Can Dogs Eat Twizzlers?

Are you one of those people that loves to stock lots of Twizzlers in their pantry? I’m sure lots of you can relate that Twizzlers is one of the best candies ever produce in the world. If you love Twizzlers you must also enjoy sharing this with your family and friends but how about your lovely pets, can you share this candy with them? Can Dogs Eat Twizzlers? Is it safe for them? Keep reading to know all the answers to this.

Twizzlers or any type or of candies made for humans are not safe for dogs. Whether you love to share some piece of Twizzlers with your lovely dog or your dog accidentally ate a piece or more of it you have to know the effect of it on your dog’s health.

What is Twizzlers?

Twizzlers are twisted long shape pieces of candy that come in many different flavors, colors, and spin-offs. The following are the main ingredients used in Twizzlers:

  • Corn syrup
  • Wheat flour
  • Sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Palm oil
  • Salt
  • Artificial flavor
  • Glycerin
  • Citric acid
  • Potassium sorbate
  • Red 40
  • Soy lecithin

Depending on the flavor and spin-offs Twizzlers ingredients will vary.

The most common flavors of Twizzlers are the following:

  1. Cherry
  2. Strawberry
  3. Hershey’s Chocolate Twizzlers
  4. Licorice
  5. Sugar-Free Strawberry Twizzlers

Some Twizzlers spin-offs:

  1. Twizzlers Candy Straws
  2. Twizzlers Filled Twists
  3. Twizzlers Pull n’ Peel
  4. Twizzlers Soft Bites
  5. Twizzlers Bites
  6. Aroma beads HERSHEY’S Twizzlers Scented Candle
  7. Twizzlers Italian Ice
  8. Twizzlers Filled Bites:
  9. Twizzlers Twerpz
  10. Nibs

Can Dogs Eat Twizzlers?

Twizzlers is not safe and healthy for dogs, even though it has no toxic ingredients on it it’s still very harmful to them because of its high amount of sugar, artificial flavors, and preservatives that can cause health problems such as obesity, diabetes, pancreatitis, periodontal disease, and more.

If your dog accidentally ate a piece of Twizzlers you don’t have to worry, you can expect your dog to experience some vomiting and mild GI upset such as a loose stool for a day or so and just be fine after a while. However, if your dog ate a large amount/number of Twizzlers it is better to call your vet immediately especially if it has Xylitol or chocolate in the ingredients because it’s very toxic for dogs.

Symptoms of Chocolate Toxicity in Dogs

If your dog ate a large amount/number of Twizzlers with chocolate the possibility of him having chocolate toxicity will be very high.

If your dog shows the following symptoms make sure to bring him to the vet immediately.


Dogs should avoid and not eat Twizzlers in any amount/numbers it has no nutritional value that your dog needs and it will only make them feel sick if consumed in large amounts.

If your dog looking so sad and begging you so badly to share this candy with him just give him his original treat made only for dogs, with that you can be assure that it wont harm its health and you can make your lovely pets happy at the same time.

Note: Not all human foods are safe to feed or share to your lovely pets especially dogs, make sure to ask your vet for advice before trying out to feed new food or treats to your dogs.

You can check our article about “10 Human Foods that are Good for Dogs” and “5 Human Foods that are Bad for Dogs“.

Butler Oh
Butler Oh
Butler Oh is a long time dog lover. Dogs are always part of her family since she was young and she grows up as a loving and caring fur parent. She has been part of our team here at ohmylovelypets since 2019 and has provided a lot of great research and information about dogs.


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