As a pet owner, you want to make sure your furry friend is happy and healthy. Part of that means ensuring they have a well-balanced diet. While it’s easy to know what not to feed your dog (chocolate, grapes, onions), sometimes we wonder about sugary treats like Mike and Ikes.
The short answer: no
Unfortunately, dogs should not eat Mike and Ikes or any other candy for that matter. Dogs cannot handle sugar in the same way humans can as their bodies are not designed to process large amounts of sugar. Eating too much sugar can cause gastrointestinal issues such as vomiting and diarrhea, which can be dangerous if left untreated.
Aside from digestive problems associated with eating candies like Mike and Ikes, there are more severe health concerns as well. Excess sugar consumption may lead to obesity in dogs which increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and other related disorders
What treats are safe?
Even though most candies aren’t good for our pets’ health doesn’t mean we can’t spoil them with some sweet treats occasionally! Opt for natural options such as fruits or vegetables (apples & bananas). If you’re looking for commercial products then always opt for high-quality dog treats made with wholesome ingredients- after all it never hurts when something looks cute on Instagram!
It would be best if you avoided feeding your canine friends with human-made refined sugars since they pose significant risks to their overall wellbeing. There are many alternative options available; however still consult an expert before introducing new foods into your pet’s diet regimen so that they remain healthy throughout their lifespan!