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Old 03-07-2014, 08:00 AM
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Default Is sugar harmful for the dog?

Like most food items, it is ultimately the amount of sugar that determines how bad it is for a dog. Is giving a dog a small amount of sugar on occasion bad? I would say no. However, sugar has the same possible negative effects on dogs as people. It can cause obesity and dental disease. In moderation that is unlikely to happen. Remember that even water is harmful in large enough quantities.

Depending on the type of sugar I'm sure you can also make an argument for the fact that your typical white sugar is highly processed. There are many people out there who have no objection to natural sugars but will not eat white sugar due to the high level of processing and potential for negative effects from that.

Do my dogs get the odd bit of sugar? Sure. I've given Kili the odd Skittle because she likes them and I think that's really funny. I give them the odd baked good which has some sugar in it. Everyone is still alive. And when I say "I give them the odd..." I literally mean they might get a half dozen Skittles over the course of an entire year.

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Old 03-07-2014, 11:32 AM
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They will die instantly.
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