Can Collies Eat Bread? What collie owners need to know

Collies can eat most bread, rolls, bagels, and other bread products, however it is important to check the ingredients because some bread contains nuts and seeds or raisins, both of which are unsuitable for collies.

Although collies can eat bread safely, it’s not a god idea to give them too much of it.

Is it safe for collies to eat bread

Plain bread, rolls, croissants, and bagels are all safe for collies, so long as they are just plain and don’t have any extra ingredients

The types of bread that collies shouldn’t eat are any seeded loafs bread products containing raisins, cherries, tomatoes, chocolate, or nuts and seeds.

In addition, many sweetbreads contain xzylitol, which is perfectly safe for humans but is unsafe for dogs, so make sure to check the label!

Is bread good for collies

Bread doesn’t have a lot of nutritional value for collies, so it’s not really good for collies nutritionally, but it does have some uses.

Adding a small amount of bread to your collie’s dinner is a good way to add some extra calories to their diet if they are underweight.

Bread is also useful if your collie has an upset stomach.

If your collie is having trouble going to the toilet or has been eating grass, adding a little bit of bread to their meal will help settle their stomach.

when is bread bad for collies

Most dogs (including collies) love bread, but you do have to be careful of how much bread you give them, and also what extra ingredients are in the bread to make sure it doesn’t contain anything that’s not good for dogs.

If the bread products contains any of these additional ingredients, you should not feed it to your collie:

  • Raisins or grapes
  • Cherries, plums, or peaches
  • Xzylitol (sometimes used as a preservative)
  • Unripe tomatoes
  • Nuts and seeds

Additionally, you should ensure you don’t give your collie too much bread at once. Remember that your collie has a smaller stomach than you and bread expands once they have eaten it, so don’t give them too much.

Can Collies eat bread with nuts

Collies should not eat bread which contains nuts or seeds. This includes sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts, and peanuts.

While most nuts are technically fine for collies, there are some nuts like macadamia nuts which will make them ill.

Even walnuts and peanuts which are fine for collies to eat shouldn’t be eaten often, since they contain a huge amount of calories, and dogs don’t get the same nutrition from them that humans do.

Can collies eat bread dough

Collies can NOT eat bread dough, because the yeast found in dough produces toxic ethanol as it ferments, and the dough may continue to expand after your collie has eaten it, leading to complications.

Dough presents a major hazard for collies, because the yeast produces ethanol as it ferments.

In addition to the toxic ethanol produced by the yeast, the dough may continue to expand inside your collie after they have eaten it, which can cause blockages and other serious problems.

Can Collies Eat Other Bread Products?

Collies can eat most bread products, as long as they don’t have any additional ingredients mentioned in the table above.

Can Collies eat Croissants?

Most croissants should be perfectly fine for your collie, as long as there is nothing else on them and they don’t get them too often since they contain a lot of butter which may make your collie overweight.

Can Collies eat Bagels?

Collies can eat bagels, no problem. Although there is little nutritional value, if your collie wants a small piece of your breakfast bagel it’s perfectly fine to give them a bit.

Collies don’t need to eat things like bread, bagels,or pasta. Instead they should feed mostly on meat as they are obligate carnivores.

Can Collies eat Brown Bread?

Collies can eat brown bread, as long as it doesn’t have any additional ingredients. Many brown loafs are topped with various seeds which may be unsafe for your collie.

Can Collies eat Baguettes?

Collies can eat plain baguettes and most other bread products, although you should make it an occasional treat, since bread is not very nutritious for dogs and collies are prone to obesity if they eat too much.

Can collies eat Pain au Chocolat?

Collies shouldn’t eat pain au chocolat, or any other chocolate bread because chocolate is harmful for dogs.

If you really want to give your dog a sweet treat, you can buy chocolates specifically made to be safe for dogs.

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Hollie and Border Collie

 Stuart MacPherson

Colliepedia Editor

 Stuart MacPherson

Colliepedia Editor

I'm an experienced collie owner from Scotland. I started Colliepedia to share everything I know about collies. All the pictures you see on colliepedia are of my beloved collie Luna

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