Most of us love that hot and cozy tomato soup. Especially when it’s cold and gloomy outside. And dogs are the kind of pets, who want to lure you into giving them food out of your plate almost every time you eat, they cannot stop themselves from eating anything that we like. The concern here is if it’s ok to share tomato soup with pups at all? Are all the ingredients perfectly safe? Or are some toxic?
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Is Tomato Soup Bad for Dogs?
Tomato soup can be given to dogs, as long as it does not contain any other dog-toxic ingredients. However, this dish definitely can’t substitute traditional well-balanced dog food.
According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Food Database, the 100g serving of tomato soup contains 42 calories, 2.08g of protein, 6.67g of carbs (5g from sugars), and 0.83g of fat, including 0.62g of saturated fats. It also has some vitamins and minerals: 312 IU of vitamin A, 2mg of Vitamin C, and 62m of Calcium. And even 158mg of sodium and 4mg of cholesterol.
So, it’s not that much of the nutrients and quite a lot of bad things – like high sodium content and bad fats.
You can sure give it some sips out of simple tomato soup. There is no need to worry about letting your dog have a taste of tomato soup. But check the labels carefully and definitely don’t make it a staple dog food.
Can Dogs Eat Campbell’s Tomato Soup?
No. It is not advisable to give your pet Campbell’s tomato soup. It is a canned product containing ingredients such as Citric Acid and Garlic Oil. Both highly toxic ingredients to your dog. It also quite high in sugars (High Fructose Corn Syrup) and contains unreasonable amounts of sodium. One cup of soup (120 ml) has 90 calories, including 2g of proteins and 20g of carbs (12g come from sugars) and 480mg of sodium.
So if you are eager to share tomato soup with your pup, you have to look for another recipe.
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Can dogs eat tomato soup with milk?
It won’t be your best choice to serve your pup tomato soup with milk. Milk and dairy products, in general, are not poisonous to dogs.
However, they are not required for their well-being and can provoke intense distress to your pooch. Many dogs are also can be lactose intolerant, and such food combinations can result in severe consequences for your pet.
Can dogs have tomato soup, after all?
There isn’t a simple yes or no to this question. Some parts of the tomato soup are fine for your pet. Still, some ingredients in tomato soup, especially the canned ones, are harmful. Therefore it’s important to read those labels and know exactly what was in that soup.
Some breeds of dogs can even have a tomato allergy. Tomato allergies in pups are rare, but it can happen. Sadly, there is no real way to know in advance if your pet buddy will be one of those rare breeds of dogs who are allergic to tomatoes. So you should always consult your family vet before introducing a dog to a new food, including tomato soup.
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