You may be wondering if it’s right to share your potato chips with your furry friend as you eat a bag of chips yourself or it might be a case where your dog have accidentally ate some off the floor while you are eating. For us humans, potato chips are delicious and we just can’t get enough of it, so are potato chips safe to feed maltipoos with?
Can Maltipoos Eat Potato Chips?
We don’t think it would be a good idea to feed potato chips to your maltipoo. However, if you are feeling generous and want your dog to experience how tasty chips can be, you can give them a small amount just to be on the safe side. Your maltipoo shouldn’t face any problems just by eating such small amount.
The thing about potato chips is that it doesn’t provide any nutritional value and the drawback is that it is loaded with lots of processed ingredients which may lead to health problems over time in dogs.
With that said, we strongly believe that you should consult your veterinarian before sharing any form of human food with your furry friend.
Why Are Potato Chips Bad For Maltipoos?
Though potato chips are known to be an tasty snack that most people enjoys eating, it is not safe for maltipoos to eat in general. The thing is that these chips doesn’t offer any form of nutritional value and contain no vitamins that can be beneficial for your dog. Not only that, but they also contain a lot of processed oil, fat, and sodium which can lead to health issues over a period of time for dog’s.
Apart from that you will also find these chips to be high in carbohydrates which can be good for your dog, but it can eventually cause him to gain unwanted weight over time, which is something you definitely want to avoid.
There are lots of unhealthy artificial flavors within these products just to make them more tasty for humans. Though us humans are drawn to the flavor, we shouldn’t give them to dogs because it is not healthy.
Even though these chips won’t necessarily cause your dog any harm that can result in death, they can still cause health issues that can result in your little friend being uncomfortable.
What Should I Do If My Maltipoo Eat Potato Chips?
If it’s a case where your dog have got a hold of a bag of chips and eat it all at once, you should keep an close eye on him for the next 24 hours to see if symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, stomach ache, dehydration appears. If it does appear, then you should take your dog to the veterinarian to get treated immediately.
This is why you should put all snacks away so that they are not reachable by your dog’s.
What Are The Alternatives to Potato Chips?
If it’s a case where your dog was only getting the potato instead of the chips, then it wouldn’t be such a big deal since you’ll have the ability to steam, bake or even mash the potatoes for your dog and in this case they normally provide the right amount of vitamins and minerals.