ASK-THE-VET: IS IT OKAY TO COOK UP PASTA FOR MY DOG?

Question: I noticed that there are chunks of spiral pasta in the canned chicken – is it okay to cook up pasta and add it to their diet and if so how much should they be fed – I am a foster home for a Shih Tzu rescue and over the years I have used a lot of different brands and Halo is the best!!!! I live in a small town and the closest pet store is 35 miles away and don’t always have what I need so I take advantage of the on line ordering, discounts and free shipping – Thank you.

Answer: Thanks for writing in. The short answer is that yes, dogs can eat pasta, however the amount they should eat is completely dependent on the rest of the diet they are eating, how much they weigh, activity level, etc. If you are using home-made diets they must be tailored and supplemented carefully with vitamins and minerals for each individual dog.

Dr. Donna Spector

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2 Responses to ASK-THE-VET: IS IT OKAY TO COOK UP PASTA FOR MY DOG?

  1. Jocelyn says:

    What can you do if your puppy ate some mac n cheese that was made with milk?

    • admin says:

      Hi Jocelyn—thanks for your question. Generally most dogs will be okay after getting a single bite of mac n’ cheese. If your puppy ate a larger amount she may experience diarrhea as dogs tend to lose the enzymes that help them break down and digest milk products. Sometimes a dog can develop a more serious condition called pancreatitis after eating a food like this but fortunately this is not as common in puppies when compared to adult dogs. Hope this helps. Dr. Donna Spector

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