If your dog is looking at you with tender eyes as if asking you to please give him some tasty strawberry Twizzlers you are eating, and you feel guilty because you want to give him, but you don’t know if it will hurt him, continue reading this article because you will find out why you are doing your dog a favor by not giving him this treat.
Why Is It a Risk?
First, you should know that this treat has corn syrup, salt, artificial flavor, and artificial color among its components; although these components are accepted by the USDA they do not really have any nutritional contribution and, instead, they will make the digestive system have extra work detoxifying the organism.
Its artificial colorant is red 40, a dye that comes from petroleum distillates and has been studied in humans to cause allergic or hypersensitivity reactions, as well as possible links to the development of cancer, so it is not surprising that it can also affect our pets.
According to USDA, this candy contains, per 45 g, 17.8 g of sugar, this is too much considering that dogs do not need sugar, they will get energy from proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids from their normal diet.
So feeding these treats can increase their risk of obesity, dental diseases, and metabolic diseases such as diabetes or hypothyroidism.
In conclusion, giving your dog some strawberry Twizzlers won’t kill him, but you won’t really bring him any benefits instead, their continuous consumption can affect his health.