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Can Dogs Eat Tomato Soup? Vet Approved Facts & FAQ

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Can Dogs Eat Tomato Soup

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A favorite fruit of the summer, tomatoes provide several health advantages. There is no doubt that the tomato has benefits for people. But does it also benefit other animals, such as our canine friends? And can dogs consume tomato soup?

Generally speaking, it’s not a good idea to give your pet food like tomato soup since many pre-made tomato products have extra sugar, salt, artificial flavoring, and additives that could be dangerous for them. Read on below to find out more.

Can Dogs Eat Tomatoes?

Dogs are said to be unaffected by ripe tomatoes, so you can feed them occasionally as a snack in moderation. Red, ripe tomatoes are acceptable for our furry friend to eat, but the plants are members of the nightshade family of vegetables (also includes blueberries, potatoes, and bell peppers).

Toxins known as tomatine and its cousin solanine, are primarily found in the tomato plant’s leaves. As a result, your dog should never consume the leaves or stems, and they should also stay away from immature, green tomatoes. The symptoms of tomato poisoning can be brought on by eating an unripe (green) tomato or any of the green portions of the tomato plant.

While there are some beneficial vitamins and minerals in tomatoes, such as vitamin C and calcium, your dog should be getting these from their regular food. So, there is no massive benefit in giving tomatoes to your dog. If you do decide to give your dog tomato soup, it’s best to make it yourself at home to avoid any potentially toxic ingredients.

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What if My Dog Ate Tomato Soup?

Since tomatoes are generally okay for our canines, tomato soup itself isn’t necessarily dangerous although it may lead to digestive upset.

However, onions and garlic, two components that are toxic to dogs and make them ill, are frequently found in tomato soup. Having too much salt, which is unhealthy for dogs, in this soup is another problem.

Onion and garlic toxicity in dogs can cause vomiting, diarrhea, a painful tummy, as well as hemolytic anemia, which can have serious consequences if left untreated. Very occasionally tomato soup will contain the artificial sweetener xylitol which is highly toxic to dogs even in very small amounts.

Don’t take it lightly if your best friend eats tomato soup containing any potentially toxic ingredients because the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) lists onions and garlic as two of the foods with the highest cases of poisoning.

What Should You Do if Your Dog Accidentally Eats Tomato Soup?

It’s unlikely that a dog eating a small amount of tomato soup accidentally will experience any serious side effects. Again, however, you cannot simply accept what has happened and move on. If your pet ate any potentially toxic elements in the soup, then contact your vet for advice. Furthermore, as is common knowledge, when a toxicity problem is identified early enough, it is simpler and less expensive to address.

If there were no toxic ingredients then monitor your dog for any concerning signs such as vomiting, diarrhea or a reduced appetite. Sometimes the signs of an issue are not apparent straight away.

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After Your Dog Eats Tomato Soup, When Should You Take Them to the Vet?

If in any doubt it’s always best to contact your vet for advice. If the tomato soup contains any known toxic ingredients or your dog has signs such as vomiting, diarrhea or inappetence that are not settling quickly, then you should get them checked by your vet. They will ask about how much soup your pet ingested, the contents, and any other details they deem relevant.

What Fruits Can Dogs Eat?

According to the American Kennel Club, dogs can consume the following fruits:
  • Banana
  • Apple
  • Blueberry
  • Strawberry
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cucumber
  • Mango
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Pineapple
  • Orange
  • Pumpkin
  • Raspberry
  • Cranberry
  • Watermelon



The tomato soup you’re eating may not be healthy for your dog, but if you know what’s in it, you can determine whether it is safe. While this fruit is okay in moderation, pre-made tomato soups frequently include toxic or otherwise bad for our pups’ health ingredients like garlic, onion, and a great deal of sodium.

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