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Can dogs eat tic tacs

Can dogs eat tic tacs

Can dogs eat tic tacs?

Question: Does anyone know if your dogs can eat tic tacs? Is it safe? Is it a bad idea?

Answer: I am going to guess that most dogs will NOT be able to eat tic tacs. The ingredient(s) in tic tacs are a type of menthol. Dogs do not have the enzyme necessary to break this menthol down. That menthol is not good for dogs. It may be safe to offer a small amount of tic tacs to your dog, but only if you monitor his activity and make sure the treat is not going to be swallowed accidentally.

I know some dogs will swallow them without any problem. I have seen the warning signs on packaging, but I can’t say how fast they are actually consumed.

Does anyone know how this will affect their oral health? If they chew it up and spit it out, is it safe to brush them again? Is there anything you can do to help them clean it out of their teeth? Is it safe for them to eat it?

I guess I could make an exception and try it with my dogs, but I have a feeling that they will just end up choking it down.

I wouldn’t worry about it, just keep an eye on your dog.

Thank you for the comment!

– Posted by D.T.

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Tic tacs are not healthy for your dog. I would not give them to my dogs, even as a treat.

They may be safe in small amounts but that doesn’t mean it will work right. As a treat, dogs can easily get an idea of how good they are at it and then start to chew on them constantly.

They don’t have any enzymes in their stomachs to break them down either.

It’s better to just not give them them at all.

– Posted by Laura

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It’s better to just not give them them at all.

– Posted by Laura

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Tic tacs aren’t healthy for humans either, so don’t give them to your dog.

– Posted by jess

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It is better to just not give them them at all.

– Posted by Laura

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Tic tacs aren’t healthy for humans either, so don’t give them to your dog.

Laura

Posted April 12, 2011 at 6:40 am

Yes, give them to your dog.

They don’t really have anything to chew on, so they have no reason to be eating it.

It will give them a treat that they really like.

They will be just as happy chewing on a Tic Tac that is in your cupboard.

– Posted by Laura

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It is better to just not give them them at all.

Laura

Posted April 12, 2011 at 6:40 am

Yes, give them to your dog.

They don’t really have anything to chew on, so they have no reason to be eating it.

It will give them a treat that they really like.

They will be just as happy chewing on a Tic Tac that is in your cupboard.

Laura

Posted April 12, 2011 at 6:40 am

Yes, give them to your dog.

They don’t really have anything to chew on, so they have no reason to be eating it.

It will give them a treat that they really like.

They will be just as happy chewing on a Tic Tac that is in your cupboard.

jess

Posted April 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

You can train them not to chew something that makes them uncomfortable.

I trained my dog not to chew on rubber gloves – I got him to understand he would get a treat if he touched them.

Then, I had to teach him to hold the glove in his mouth until I said “good dog”.

It took a few tries.

But eventually, he was “trained” to hold it in his mouth, until I wanted to reward him.

If you want to go all the way, you can get him to hold his gloves in his mouth while doing the work around the house.

Of course, he needs practice to get the hang of this, and he will start by doing it more and more until he holds them in his mouth the whole time.

The good thing about this is you can tell if he thinks it’s a good idea to hold the glove in his mouth, by looking at his eyes.

When he is about to be rewarded, the first thing he will look at is the glove in his mouth.

He is holding it for you – so it must be good.

jess

Posted April 12, 2011 at 11:47 am

Here are some ideas for how to get your dog to hold something in his mouth.

If you have a long rope, tie a treat to the end, and attach the other end to his collar.

That way, if he doesn’t want to hold the glove or toy in his mouth, he can reach the treat and get it by holding onto the collar.

Also, when you are teaching him to hold it in his mouth, make sure he has a toy, or ball to hold in his mouth, too.

Then, put the glove or ball in your hand, and move it over to him.

When he takes the toy in his mouth, then give him the treat.

But don’t just move the glove to him.

Move it over to him as you are holding it out to him, and he will try to take it in his mouth.

Once he gets a sense of what will happen when he gets a treat, start by holding the treat out to him.

Holding the toy out, without the glove, gets the point across to him faster.

Then, put the glove over the toy and give him the treat.

That way, it will be more obvious to him that when he holds the glove over the toy, he will get a treat.

Hopefully, with some practice, you will be able to convince him that it is time to hold the glove in his mouth.

Hope that helps.

Kittycat

Posted April 12, 2011 at 11:46 am

Hi, I think it’s important for you to know that our cat, Kittycat, does exactly this, so, I’m happy to give you some tips. However, I have one caution: it is not a good idea for you to hold Kittycat’s toy. He is the worst “nibbler” ever, so he may bite through your glove or glove fabric, and then you would get the blame. Kittycat will do it every chance he gets – his head bobbing up and down means that you are going to get a treat when he does it. He will also eat or lick off the glove material if he can get it. I learned this the hard way, so, I am careful to not hold his toy or to hold it over him. He wants to do it, but I make sure he knows that it’s not a good idea for him. Kittycat is also not much of a fetch dog. He


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