Can Dogs Eat Haribo?
Does your dog seem to have consumed some Haribo? Perhaps you left the bag on the side; someone else gave them a gummy bear or cola bottle (or two), and you are now concerned and worried.
It doesn’t matter how you ended up here; you’ve come to the right place. Let me tell you what to expect and what needs to be done.
What should you do if your dog eats a Haribo? Most of the time, your dog won’t suffer any harm after eating a Haribo.
It is possible that your dog will not show any changes altogether. Having a sensitive digestive system or consuming Haribo in large quantities can cause digestive upset in your puppy. You may need veterinarian support.
Contacting your veterinarian if you notice changes in your dog’s behavior or if negative symptoms arise is never a bad idea.
This is especially true if the symptoms are severe.
Reassurance is generally advised, especially if your dog doesn’t do well on ‘new foods’ or foods ‘off-diet.’
Let’s look at what to expect after your dog consumes this sweet snack; before moving on to what you should do in each context.
What is Haribo
Is it safe for dogs to eat Haribo?
In most cases, dogs won’t experience any side effects from eating a few Haribo’s unless they suffer from hyperactivity.
However, it is important to note that the smaller the dog and the more consumed, the higher the chances of them experiencing negative effects.
Although this is the case, you should still closely monitor your dog.
You’ll need to pay attention to changes.
Particularly in their body language, how often they use the restroom, and what they urinate like.
Because Haribo, unlike some other confectionery brands, is mostly made of sugar (or sugar equivalents like Glucose Syrup or Dextrose).
Even though these ingredients aren’t directly toxic to dogs, they aren’t doing them any good.
Short-term and long-term.
You’re unlikely to notice changes in your dog when you give it in small quantities. They may be a little more energetic sometimes (but not always).
Depending on the dog’s breed, size, and age, they can sufficiently upset the stomach.
When a dog is large, and less Haribo is consumed, there is a lower likelihood that ill effects will be observed.
In small dogs, puppies, or those with delicate digestive systems, or in large quantities, Haribo might cause gastroenteritis (upset stomach), resulting in abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting.
The symptoms will usually resolve in time. However, if you observe them, you should contact your vet.
It would be best to watch out for other symptoms, such as dehydration and hyperglycemia.
Does Haribo hurt dogs?
Even in smaller breeds, a Haribo is unlikely to harm your dog. Nevertheless, they are not a good food/treat to offer and should be avoided.
There are exceptions to this rule, though.
Even offering one of some confectionary products can be fatal.
This is true, for instance, for brands that use ingredients such as Xylitol in their recipes.
As a brand, Haribo does not use it, but others do. Therefore, be mindful.
Dogs can suffer adverse effects from Xylitol, including seizures, liver failure, and death.
Even in small quantities, like one gummy.
While one Haribo is okay (not ideal, but okay), other sweet products could be extremely dangerous.
Your dog ate a Haribo. Now what?
Taking the following steps if you know your dog has eaten Haribo is the recommended course of action.
Take a look at the evidence
Firstly, you should identify how much Haribo your dog has consumed.
There may be occasions when it is not possible, but you can usually guess based on the size of the package, or you may even know in the context of feeding.
Also, check to see if any packaging has been swallowed, which could result in intestinal blockage or other digestive issues.
It may even be a good idea to keep the ingredient list of the Haribo product in question for your records.
If you need to contact a veterinarian, being able to explain how much and what your dog consumes can be extremely helpful.
Make sure your dog is monitored.
Afterward, you should examine and monitor your dog closely.
Ensure you are not suffering from illness, pain, or discomfort.
Think about these questions:
The first sign of any drastic change should be a visit to the emergency vet.
You don’t want to take any chances. Even though they are unlikely, they are certainly possible.
You may be able to continue as is (but keep a close eye on your dog for the next 24-48 hours) if your dog seems all right.
Could you get rid of it?
Any remaining Haribo or other non-dog food items.
You can put them away in cupboards or safely out of your dog’s reach.
Consult a veterinarian
Contact your vet if needed and relay the information you have obtained (what and how much was consumed).
Moreover, it’s important to share with the vet other important information, such as their age and health status.
Occasionally, your veterinarian may need to perform further examinations and administer treatment- in such cases. You may need to bring them in.
Can Dogs Eat Haribo?
A few Haribos here and there are unlikely to harm a dog, but it doesn’t mean this is a food to offer.
It is a bad idea to do so.
These gummies contain no nutrition, after all.
Additionally, they can have negative effects and complications in sufficient quantities (which vary from dog to dog).
For instance, diarrhea can cause dehydration, which can cause organ damage and death.
Regularly feeding your dog Haribo and other confectionary items can lead to weight gain and obesity, which are not good for your dog’s health.
Now that your dog has eaten Haribo, you should monitor them closely, observe for any changes, and respond appropriately.
Whether or not a vet is involved depends on how they respond.
If you are concerned about your dog’s diet or wondering what else they can/cannot eat. Below are my related guides:
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Dogs Eat Haribo?
How does Haribo taste so good?
For Haribo to succeed, it must maintain consistency and a high candy and product marketing standard. “They’ve maintained their position in the market,” says the vet
What does Haribos do to your body?
The sugar alcohol culprit in Haribo’s sugarless gummies is maltitol, found in the ingredient casino. However, sugar alcohol isn’t the only source of unpleasant digestive symptoms.
Why is Haribo not vegan?
Sadly, most Haribo products aren’t vegan-friendly due to the presence of gelatin in the manufacturing process.
Is Haribo halal or haram?
Haribo gummy bears made in Turkey are the only ones that are halal. A Haribo gummy bear made in the UK, Germany, Austria, Spain, France, or other countries outside Turkey is not halal. The first dancing bear gummy candy was created by Haribo.