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Can Dogs Eat Biscoff Cookies? Vet-Reviewed Concerns & Alternatives

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By Adam Mann

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If you’re thinking about giving your dog Biscoff cookies, you probably shouldn’t. While they aren’t toxic for dogs and your pet will probably be completely fine if they sneak one, there are numerous ingredients in Biscoff cookies that make them unsuitable for dogs. We’ll break down why that’s the case for you below.

Not only that, but we’ll go over exactly what you should do if your dog already ate some, as well as some better treats you can give them instead. It’s everything you need to know in one handy article, so just keep reading to learn more!

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Reasons You Shouldn’t Feed Your Dog Biscoff Cookies

While Biscoff cookies generally aren’t toxic for dogs, there are a few reasons you should avoid giving them to your pup. We’ve highlighted two of the most notable reasons for you to consider here:

Digestive Problems

There are a few ingredients in Biscoff cookies that can lead to digestive problems in your dog, while not adding any real nutritional benefit. If your pup eats too many, it’s possible to see diarrhea, vomiting, and digestive distress. It’s better to avoid the risk entirely by not feeding your dog these cookies.

Too Much Sugar

Cookies have lots of sugar, and Biscoff cookies are no exception. Each cookie contains 3 grams of sugar, which is pretty good by cookie standards, but it’s still unnecessary and not beneficial for your pup. Too much sugar can lead to all sorts of health problems for your dog, most notably weight gain and the disease processes associated with carrying too much weight.

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When to Take Your Pup to the Vet

While you certainly shouldn’t feed your dog Biscoff cookies, you shouldn’t need to take your pup to the vet if they eat one or two. However, if your dog gets into and eats an entire package of Biscoff cookies, you’ll want to pay close attention to them for the next 24 to 48 hours.

If they start to show signs of digestive distress that doesn’t improve over 24-48 hours, a vet trip is recommended.  When in doubt, play it safe. It’s better not to need a trip and take them than for them to need a trip and for you to stay at home!

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Better Treats for Your Dog

While you shouldn’t feed your dog Biscoff cookies, there’s no shortage of healthy snacks you can feed them. With that in mind, we’ve highlighted five great foods you can feed your pup as a treat from time to time! Just keep in mind that no matter what treat you give them, treats shouldn’t make up more than 10% of their daily calories.

1. Carrots

Carrots are full of vitamins and have numerous health benefits for your dog. You can feed your pooch either cooked or raw carrots, but if they’re raw, ensure you cut them up into small bits so they don’t turn into a choking hazard.


2. Watermelon

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Watermelon is a sweet treat that many dogs love, and since it’s packed full of water, it’s also hydrating. We love feeding our pups watermelon on hot summer days, just ensure you remove any seeds and the rind before giving it to your dog.


3. Banana

Bananas are a sweet treat you can feed your pup without breaking the bank. Break off small pieces to give your pup while you’re eating one and it can make an excellent snack for the two of you to share. Bananas are high in natural sugars, though, so don’t overdo it.


4. Broccoli

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Broccoli is yet another veggie that many dogs love and has tons of vitamins for your dog. You can feed your dog cooked or raw broccoli, just don’t add any additional seasonings or flavorings. Also, keep in mind that cooked broccoli is a little easier for dogs to digest, so if your pup has a sensitive stomach, this is how we recommend giving it to them.


5. Strawberries

Strawberries are another sweet treat that many dogs can’t get enough of. Just ensure you thoroughly wash them and remove the stems before feeding them to your pet and only give them in moderation.

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Final Thoughts

Your dog relies on you to keep them safe, and that means you shouldn’t give them Biscoff cookies even if they’re begging for them. Instead, keep a healthy snack on hand for them. That way, they can enjoy a treat when you’re getting one, and you’re not putting their health at risk in the process!


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