Can Dogs Eat Tofu?

Can Dogs Eat Tofu?

Tofu is a food that vegetarians swear by and often use it as a substitute for meat in dishes at restaurants.

It is also known as bean curd and is a food that is made up of coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into white blocks that are soft [Source].

As dogs are primarily carnivorous lets find out if it is safe for dogs to eat this type of food.

So can dogs eat tofu at all?

No, it is not recommended that you feed tofu to a dog as anything soy based isn’t a good idea for a dog as it will upset their stomach.

Unfortunately many commercial dog foods nowadays are increasing the amounts of tofu added to dog food and this is the wrong direction as it isn’t good for a dogs health.

A far superior food for dogs is one that’s main ingredient is meat-based protein.

Another issue with tofu is that your dog may also be allergic to it. However that being said a small amount of tofu accidentally eaten by your dog is unlikely to harm them but isn’t ideal.

Eating tofu for your dog can lead to bloat, or gastric dilatation volvulusĀ which is the second leading cause of death for domesticated dogs.

Dogs are definitely not vegetarians and therefore they do not require tofu and it isn’t good for their health so avoid it at all costs.

 

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