What if a dog eats Chester Hot Fries or Flamin Hot Cheetos??
No, dogs cannot eat Chester hot fries or Flamin hot Cheetos. Eating these can cause serious health issues. All kinds of spicy snacks are toxic for dogs to eat and can give your pooch a hard time getting better. Do we often wonder while eating tasty snacks if we can give this to our dogs? Who many times stare at you with puppy eyes and you can’t help but give in to their demands. But did you know what might seem harmless food to us can be toxic and very injurious to our dog’s health? Chester hot fries or flamin hot Cheetos are no different.
What are Chester Hot fries or Flamin hot Cheetos?
Both the brands of snacks are spicy snacks made by Chester famous for its Cheetah mascot and is owned by Frito-Lay. The other is made by Cheetos which coincidentally also has a cheetah as the mascot.
What are the ingredients in both the snacks?
Both the snacks share similar ingredients, as mentioned on the official site are listed below:-
Enriched Corn Meal (Corn Meal, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacin, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Vegetable Oil (Corn, Canola, and/or Sunflower Oil), Flamin’ Hot Seasoning (Maltodextrin [Made from Corn], Salt, Sugar, Monosodium Glutamate, Yeast Extract, Citric Acid, Artificial Color [Red 40 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Yellow 6, Yellow 5], Sunflower Oil, Cheddar Cheese [Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes], Onion Powder, Whey, Whey Protein Concentrate, Garlic Powder, Natural flavor, Buttermilk, Sodium Diacetate, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate), and Salt.
They contain ingredients that can prove to be harmful to dogs, such as salt which can cause excessive thirst, garlic and onion powder which are toxic to dogs etc.
What are the harmful ingredients for dogs which are used in these snacks?
Oil, salt, citric acid, onion powder and garlic powder along with various chemical preservatives and other agents are seriously harmful to your dog’s health. Oil affects the vascular health of the dog, the same is the case with salt which can raise your dog’s blood pressure and can even affect your dog’s kidneys in high amounts. Citric acid is also known to be harmful to dogs. Onion and garlic are toxic for dogs and can lead to anemia in dogs even in relatively smaller amounts. Another ingredient is seasoning which can affect your dog’s digestive tract and can also lead to serious problems.
Alternative snacks which you can give your dogs
It’s best to give dogs treats and snacks which do not have harmful ingredients and aren’t commercially made. Fruits such as bananas, apples and watermelon are some sweet treats your pooch will enjoy. If you can give green vegetables to your dogs and they enjoy them then it will be a great idea to regularly feed them such healthy food. You can also get creative and make new treats out of fresh ingredients which are healthy such as whole wheat and brown rice. There is a huge variety of healthy dog treat’s recipes available online. Do watch out for harmful ingredients. Caffeine, Chocolate, Alcohol, Some nuts, raisins and grapes, all forms of caffeine, onion and garlic are some common ingredients that are harmful to our beloved canine friends’ health and should be best avoided. Also, snacks such as fries and cheetos will not provide any nutrition to your dogs and should not be a part of a healthy canine diet.
Both Chester hot fries and Flamin hot cheetos snacks can be harmful to your dog’s health and should be avoided. If your dog consumes these items take it to the veterinarian. Keep these snacks out of reach of your dog as they can accidentally eat them. Include food items in the diet your dog treats which are both healthy and delicious for your dogs. A healthy and long life is what our dear furry friends deserve.