I know you’re feeling bad that your dog is staring you down, watching you eat that piece of pie with whipped cream on top, and you want to give your dog some, but you’re wondering can dogs eat whipped cream?
Who doesn’t like to share a special treat with their furry friend, right? 🙂
So let’s talk about it.
Can Dogs Eat Whipped Cream? Yes or No?
The truth is yes, dogs can have whipped cream, but no, you shouldn’t feed it to them…
Don’t worry, in this post, I’ll go over exactly what I mean.
Here it is:
Whipped cream will not harm your dog if and I say if you decide to feed it to them for a little treat once in a blue moon, so yes, dogs can eat whipped cream, but it’s not healthy for them.
If you’re going to give it to your pup, make it a sample size… you know, just like when you see people giving out those samples in Costco, that’s the amount I’m talking about.
The truth is that whipped cream has no nutritional valve for them. We should only be feeding our dog’s healthy treats – even though you see them staring out you with those puppy eyes, DO NOT GIVE IN.
I know, I know it’s tough to do. I find it hard when my two dogs are sitting at my feet looking up at me with those cute faces and drool dripping out of their mouths – so what do I do? I turn my back and don’t look at them.
Honestly, they will get the hint and move on to doing something else and forget about it.
Know What Whipped Cream Is Made Of Before Feeding It To Your Dog
Most of the time, we don’t take the time to look into what food is made of before feeding it to our dogs.
We just think because we can eat it so, can they?
But that’s not really smart to do. We should really be taking the time to see what the food is made of first…
By you being here reading this, it shows me you feel the same way. And I’m happy to see that because like I always say, ‘we owe it to our dogs to keep them happy and healthy” that’s how we can show our love back to them for all the love they give us.
Don’t you agree?
Here are some facts to look at:
Let’s go over the ingredients of whipped cream.
According to Wikipedia, whipped cream is made of fats from cream.
Whipped Cream In the Can:
- Corn Syrup
- Nonfat Milk
- Mon-And Diglycerides (less than 2%)
- Natural Flavor (less than 2%)
- Carrageenan (less than 2%0
- Propellant: Nitrous Oxide
Note: The above Ingredient list is from the Reddiwip website from its original whipped cream product. They also have flavored whipped cream and cover their ingredients on their website as well.
Homemade Whipped Cream is usually made with 3 ingredients:
- heavy cream
- powdered sugar
- vanilla or sometimes people add chocolate (Chocolate is poisonous to dogs, so never feed your dog anything that is made from chocolate)
Why Dogs Shouldn’t Eat Whipped Cream
You can see that whipped cream doesn’t have any good nutritional valves for our dogs from the ingredients above.
Since it’s made of mainly fats and dairy by feeding whipped cream to our dogs, all it’s going to do is give your pup calories they don’t need.
Then what could happen next is…all those added calories they just consumed could turn into weight gain that could possibly lead to other health risks down the road.
Stick to healthy treats – they won’t even know they’re missing out on the whipped cream.
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What Happens if Your Dog Over Eats Whipped Cream
OK, so if you go ahead and give your pup a sample taste, they will most likely be fine, but here are a few symptoms that can pop up if your dog happens to eat too much of the whipping cream just in case.
Be aware of these signs:
1. The whipped cream can upset your dog’s stomach and cause diarrhea because of the dairy.
2. Your dog can gain weight which can lead to other health concerns such as arthritis.
3. Some dogs are lactose-intolerant, especially the smaller breeds, and again will make them sick with diarrhea and stomach pains. ( Listen out for the rumbling sounds from the stomach that could be a sign of discomfort or hunger.)
What You Can Feed Your Dog Instead Of Whipped Cream
As I said, a small sample tasting will not harm your pup. Still, if you really want to feed your dog whipped cream, then go over to this site rover.com; they have a coconut whipped cream recipe for dogs on there that is a much better option made from canned coconut milk so go check it out on their website.
You can also give your dog good ole peanut butter… put it on a spoon and let them lick away.
They will love it just as much.Can Dogs Eat Whipped Cream? Yes or No?
Feeding Your Dog Whipped Cream
So you see – when answering the question, “Can dog’s eat whipped cream?“
It really comes down to saying that it’s just not healthy to feed your dog whipped cream.
So you’re better off with an alternative like the homemade coconut whipped cream or, better yet, peanut butter or some cut veggies for a treat.
Your dog will still love you even if they didn’t have that sampling of whipped cream. 🙂
Here are some more articles you might like:
- 11 Tips on How To Bathe Your Dog at Home [Easily]
- Easy Homemade Dog Treats
- How To Protect Dog’s Paws In The Winter
Until next time,
Have a pawsome day!
P.S. If you have any particular areas of concern when it comes to caring for your dog that you would like to talk about. Let me know in the comments below… I love helping my readers with all their dog concerns.