No, dogs should not eat yogurt pretzels.
A salty-sweet snack, yogurt pretzels are bite-sized crunchy biscuits coated with flavoured yogurt. In their basic form, pretzels are high in salt or prepared with toxic ingredients such as garlic and onions. Therefore, dogs should not eat them. On the other hand, plain and unsweetened yogurt may be consumed by dogs who are not intolerant or allergic to lactose.
Yogurt pretzels should not be given to dogs as they will not benefit from eating these tasty snacks. The amount of salt and carbohydrates found in them are not good for dogs. Plus, some recipes use powdered sugar and chocolate to bind the yogurt to the pretzel, making it harmful for your pet to consume.
What to do if your dog accidentally eats yogurt pretzels: Try to figure out how many pieces he ate, and which flavour it is. Scan the nutrition facts label for poisonous ingredients. Contact your veterinarian immediately if you spot any.
Aside from the aforementioned sugar, chocolate, and salt, watch for artificial sweeteners and xylitol in the yogurt pretzel. VCA Animal Hospitals states that even a tiny amount of xylitol can lead to low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), seizures, liver failure, or even death in dogs. It is best to act fast and take your dog to the emergency clinic immediately.
In summary: When choosing a human snack to give your dog, steer clear of yogurt pretzels. Go for unprocessed food such as vegetables and fruits that will be easier for your pet to digest and draw nutrients from. Explore our “can dogs eat” category to discover different kinds of human food your canine pet can safely consume.