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Is my dog's favorite food safe for her?

June 13th, 2006, 07:30 PM
My dog's favorite treat is Triscuit Original. For those of you not familiar with this brand, it is a whole grain wheat cracker. I usually just give her 3 or 4 a day. The nutritional values for one cracker are:

Total Fat: .75grams
Saturated Fat: .08grams
Polyunsaturated: .42grams
Monounsaturated: .17grams
Sodium: 30milligrams
Total Carbs: 3.17grams
Dietary Fiber: .5grams
Protein: .5grams

I'm worried about the sodium and fiber. Is that too much for a 55lb dog?

June 13th, 2006, 08:59 PM
The fiber is not really that much of a concern if the stool is normal but the salt is not good for dogs, especially when given regularly , the triscuit dip and crunch cracker has 50% less salt

Trader Joes compiled a list of low, very low and sodium free foods

Sodium Free = less than 5mg per serving
Very Low Sodium = 5-35 mg per serving
Low Sodium = 40-140 mg per serving

serving size for crackers = 10 crackers according to another site
which would make triscuit original at 300mg per serving, so pretty high,. the triscuit dip and crunch comes close to falling into the low sodium category.

near the bottom of the page is crackers listed as low and very low,

June 13th, 2006, 10:26 PM
Also if she starts to get itchy, stop them asap. Wheat is a major culprit in dog allergies.:)