Are dogs allowed wafer cones?
Ideally, You should not feed your dog ice cream cones or any kind of ice cream. Ice Cream cones contain a good amount of sugar which can make your dog fat. For those dogs, who are overweight or are diabetic, ice cream cones can prove to be very harmful. An average ice cream cone (without ice cream) consists of 23 kcals on average. It may seem like a little number of calories but if fed or served regularly or more frequently can result in various types of health issues.
What are Ice cream cones made of?
The main ingredients used to make an ice cream cone are flour and sugar. There are two widely used techniques for making ice cream cones, one is primarily baking the dough flat and afterward quickly giving it a cone shape and the other technique is directly baking it in the molds of cone-sized shape. It is usually available in different flavors and types like, chocolate-coated cone, double cone, waffle cone, strawberry cones etc.
Are ice cream waffle wafer cones safe for dogs?
Some ice cream cones contain an ingredient known as xylitol which is toxic to dogs. Even though several brands claim their product to be sugar-free, they still contain some ingredients that can prove to be very harmful to your dog and some ingredients can be toxic which can cause serious issues if consumed in large amounts. Personally, I would like to suggest that do not trust what a brand claims, look for the ingredients used to make the product wife feeding your dog. You should always give priority to the ingredients. Dogs cannot tolerate lactose and sugar (especially if it is not natural sugar).
Can I serve my dog ice cream in a cone or cup?
Ice cream in a cone or a cup is not healthy for dogs to eat. It is a highly processed dessert containing high sugar and additives. Dogs face a hard time digesting dairy products and ice cream is one of those good dairy products which is widely enjoyed by humans but cannot be said the same for a dog. Serving it will only hurt a dog’s stomach and make it sick. Even dairy-free ice cream can contain ingredients that are toxic to dogs, therefore do not feed ice cream or ice cream cones to your dog. Feeding it regularly to a dog will only act as a slow poison and can cause issues that might not be cured by any vet.
Make sure you keep your dog away from eating/ consuming ice cream due to the mentioned reasons.
Can I feed my dog a substitute if not ice cream cones?
Using some simple ingredients you can make a good and healthy substitute for ice cream cones for your dog at home. You can also try to bake some crispy cookies using healthy ingredients and leaving out all the toxic content like sugar, raisins, etc. For ice cream, you can try freezing yogurt and serving it to your dog if it likes it. But of course not regularly as it can cause gum tissues.
What if my dog ate my ice cream cone by accident?
In case your dog ate your ice cream cone by accident, you should look for the ingredients used for making the cone. If it ate in a small amount, it might not face any health issues but if your dog consumed it in a good amount, it might start to show some symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, panting, dehydration, excessive urination, etc.
If you notice any symptoms, take them to see a vet immediately.