You’ve picked up a Chinese takeaway from your local spot, and as always, it came with a plentiful supply of Prawn Crackers.
You can’t eat them all in yourself, but your dog is eager as ever, and you are left wondering whether your dog can eat Prawn Crackers safely?
Before you throw them a few Prawn Crackers, you should first understand if they are safe to eat and appropriate for dogs.
Can Dogs Eat Prawn Crackers?
Yes, the vast majority of dogs can safely eat prawn crackers without any serious consequences; however, they are not an ideal component of a dog’s diet, and for that reason, you should not feed them to your dog regularly or in high quantities.
The main reason for this is as Prawn Crackers are made up of almost entirely carbohydrates and so do not contribute much of value to dogs, who need a diet high in animal-based protein and fat.
If you feed your dog Prawn Crackers regularly, this could lead to weight gain or obesity, which could cause or exasperate several other health conditions.
For this reason, if you must or really want to feed your dog Prawn Crackers, do so in moderation and only give them one or two Prawn Crackers at once.
Can Prawn Crackers Cause Allergies In Dogs?
However, there is one more point to consider when talking about whether dogs can safely eat Prawn Crackers. There is the potential that some dogs could be allergic to the ingredients that are used to make Prawn Crackers.
If you weren’t aware, the main two ingredients found in Prawn Crackers are Tapioca Flour and Prawns.
Tapioca and Tapioca Flour, which can also be known as Cassava Root, is actually surprisingly common in dog food recipes, and so it is unlikely that your dog is allergic.
Prawns, however, may be more problematic, and many dogs have not eaten them before, so you may not know if they cause an allergic reaction.
Regardless, if you are concerned about allergies, we recommend you only give your dog a small piece of a Prawn Cracker first to gauge their reaction.
What To Do If Your Dog Eats Prawn Crackers?
Did you leave your Prawn Crackers out on the table, and your dog got into them while you were away? Well, don’t panic because in most cases, your dog will not have any serious ill effects.
As we mentioned earlier, Prawn Crackers are safe for dogs to eat; the problem is they are human food with high amounts of carbohydrates.
If your dog ate a lot of Prawn Crackers, they might experience some common digestive symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea.
You may want to monitor them over the next 24 hours to see if any of these symptoms occur and ensure they do not have any other adverse reactions.
If, for some reason, your dog is experiencing more severe symptoms from eating Prawn Crackers, we recommend you contact your veterinary professional as soon as possible to get their advice and guidance on what to do next.