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Can Dogs Eat French Toast?

Who doesn’t love french toast for breakfast? Even though it is not the healthiest breakfast, it is definitely very delicious. But what about dogs? Can dogs eat french toast?

To answer that question briefly, no dogs can not eat french toast. Because it contains some ingredients that are harmful to dogs such as flour, gluten, and syrup. So, it is a good idea to avoid giving it to your pooch altogether.

To elaborate this issue, let’s talk a little bit about the ingredients of french toast and their potential benefits and harms to dogs.


Milk is one of the most common ingredients used when making french toast. It is not that harmful to dogs and it can even be beneficial in small quantities. Because milk is a great protein source if your likes the taste of it.

However, there are some things in milk that make us concern. For instance, it contains sugar that can be problematic for dogs in higher amounts. Other than that, lactose intolerance is very common among dogs. If your dog has such a condition, it is a good idea to never give your pooch milk or any other diaries.


Egg is another thing that is used commonly in french toast. And it is also not harmful for dogs and it is even very beneficial for tail-waggers. Because like milk, egg is also very high in protein content. Eggs also contain many essential amino acids and fatty acids. When boiled or cooked, they make excellent treats or dietary supplements for dogs.

Sensitivity to eggs in is not very common in dogs. However, it is still a good idea to be careful about the after effects and call your vet in case you see any bad symptoms in dogs.


As you already know, bread is the inevitable part of the french toast. If you don’t already know, let us inform you that bread is very harmful to dogs. Dogs can’t eat bread since they can’t digest it properly since they are not evolved to eat bread.

Other than that, bread has some ingredients that are harmful to dogs such as wheat flour and gluten. Most dogs have gluten sensitivity and that is why your dog can have encounter some health issues such as skin conditions, dermatitis and other food allergies.

That is why we never suggest feeding bread to your pooch. If your dog accidently eats bread, it is a good idea to watch out for the after effects. If you see some symptoms like vomiting, skin irritation and fatigue etc. it is a good idea to call your vet.

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Maple & Corn Syrup

The reason we wanted to include maple syrup among the ingredients is that it is also used commonly by a lot of people when making french toast. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that maple syrup used in french toast is harmful to dogs.

There are two different kinds of maple syrup available in the market today. The first one is made of the natural one made of tree sap. The other one is a cheaper one and corn syrup and other artificial flavours used in it.

Another common ingredient in maple syrup is corn syrup. It is an artificial sweetener that is used as a sugar substitute by the manufacturers. The reason manufacturers prefer it instead of sugar is that it is cheaper than regular sugar. However, the common belief is that it is even more harmful than the regular sugar because it is processed more.

So, Can Dogs Eat French Toast?

The things that we mentioned above already probably gave you a good answer. No, dogs can’t eat French toast because of the harmful ingredients in it. Because french toast is made of some ingredients that can have negative effects on dogs.

For instance, a common ingredient in French toast is the maple syrup. That can be very bad for dogs because of the high sugar content in it. Other than that, most of the maple syrups in the market contain some artificial flavours and even corn syrup which should never be in a dog’s diet. Therefore, we suggest avoiding both maple syrup and French toast in your dog’s diet.

Other than that, bread is inevitable part of a breakfast made with French toast. Most pet parents know bread is very harmful for dogs because of a couple of reasons. First, it is harmful for dogs because of its high gluten content. Most dogs have a gluten sensitivity that can cause some issues for our loyal companions. Dogs that have such condition can have some health issues such as allergies or other skin irritations. Gluten is bad for dogs because their system’s has not adapted well to digest gluten.

Conclusion: Can Dogs Eat French Toast?

Many pet parents want to share the food they eat with their dogs and French toast is not an exception. That is why we hear a lot from the pet parents of our loyal companions that whether dogs can eat French toast.

In this article, we took a look at the different ingredients used in French toast and its their potential harms and benefits to our loyal companions. We tried to explain this issue in a detailed way and enlighten you about this issue.

We believe we made it enough for our readers that dogs can’t eat French toast. Because there are a lot of harmful ingredients in it that make it harmful for dogs. We hope that this article were helpful to you!

Alaaddin Sarac

I've been an avid dog enthusiast since childhood. I started this blog in hopes of helping owners find answers to questions I had after owning my first dog. This website was created as a way to share our love for all things canine with the world. From choosing the best food for your older dog to get the best beds for your tail-wagger, I aim to give you the information you need to give your dog the best care throughout his entire life.