Husky diet

Can my husky eat pickles?

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Your husky shouldn’t eat pickles. Still, your dog will not get sick if he or she chews and eats a small pickle. Keep in mind that there is always a choking hazard if your dog wants to swallow whole pickles. Do not feed your husky pickles due to the high salt content, high acidity, spices, and preservatives that can cause gastrointestinal upset.

What happens if a dog eats a pickle?

Pickles are not toxic to dogs, but make sure your dog will not gobble it whole. A whole pickle such as a whole cucumber can be a choking hazard. Your husky will be okay if he or she eats a few slices of pickles. If your husky stole a burger that has pickles, you don’t need to worry about those three pickles slices. Most likely your dog will be ok, he or she will experience in the worst-case scenario tummy problems, of course, if your dog doesn’t have any other known or not known allergies.  

My Nuria looking at some pickles

Why are pickles not good for dogs?

The salt from the pickles is bad for your dog

Gherkins, pickled cucumbers, or any other type of pickles are very salty. Pickles are not good for your dog’s health due to the high salt content and potential additives or preservatives that can upset your dog’s stomach or harm him or her. Salt poisoning in dogs is the result of an excessive salt intake and the symptoms can be vomiting, thirst, or diarrhea. Salt poisoning is not a joke, it can be life-threatening to your dog. As I mentioned earlier, a few slices of pickles will not harm your dog’s health. There is not enough high sodium content in five slices of pickles to harm your dog.

The vinegar used in pickles is bad for dogs

Pickles have vinegar, and vinegar is not recommended for dogs. Vinegar can cause gastrointestinal problems to your husky and it can lead to digestive issues such as vomiting or diarrhea.

 The spices from the pickles can be bad for your husky

There are different recipes for pickles and some can contain spices or onions. I don’t think your dog goes crazy after pickles and eats a whole jar or steals a high amount from the dining table. But if your husky eats a lot of pickles and he or she is feeling off, read the ingredients label and tell your dog’s veterinarian what kind of spices are in the pickle jar.

Pickles are not a great option for your husky

Your husky can leave without pickles. Pickles are not my dogs’ favorite things either. They sniff pickles and chew a piece but will not eat them whole, and why should they? They would rather eat raw sliced cucumber or chew some carrot slices than try pickles.

my dog wants to eat some pickles
My dog wants to eat some pickles

In conclusion, pickles are not good for your husky but you don’t need to be alarmed if he or she eats a pickle slice from your burger accidentally. It is best to keep the pickles away from your husky, especially when there are so many fruits and vegetables that are safe for your dog’s digestion.

Dog and Siberian husky lover. I love training, exercising and playing around with my two huskies. Always trying new foods, recipes and striving to give them the best possible dog life.

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