This article is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinary advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding your pet’s care, treatment, or medical conditions.
Can dogs eat gravy?
Gravy is just gravy for dogs to eat, with some caveats!
Gravy typically consists of meat juices or broth thickened with flour or starch. As long as it's made from quality ingredients without any additives such as salt or spices, it should not pose a significant risk to most dogs. Gravy can also be great for picky pups, as it adds moisture and flavor to otherwise dry dog food.
Remember, don't go nuts with the gravy, even if it is the holidays! Too much fat or sodium can lead to digestive issues like diarrhea or upset stomachs in dogs.
As always, consult with your veterinarian before introducing a new food item into your pet's diet! If your dog eats gravy (or any food) and begins showing signs of illness such as lethargy, diarrhea, or vomiting, reach out to your veterinarian immediately. And if they require veterinary care because of something they ate, pet insurance may help cover the cost of treatment.
Is gravy just gravy for cats? Sure, but with some caveats!
Gravy can add flavor and variety to their diet, which may encourage picky eaters to try new foods. However, too much gravy can have negative effects on a cat's health since it contains high levels of salt and fat.
When choosing gravy for your pet, look for low-sodium options that don't contain any added sugars or artificial flavors. Additionally, homemade gravies made from fresh meat broth without added spices or seasoning are also a healthy option.
As always, consult with your veterinarian before introducing a new food item into your pet's diet! If your cat eats gravy (or any food) and begins showing signs of illness such as lethargy, diarrhea, or vomiting, reach out to your veterinarian immediately. And if they require veterinary care because of something they ate, pet insurance may help cover the cost of treatment.
The suggestions offered here are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for pet-specific advice from your veterinarian. Never disregard your vet’s recommendations, or delay in acting on them, based on something you have read on this site. Regardless of how a food is rated here, any food that you give your pet can pose potential health risks, including allergic reactions, choking, or other health conditions such as bloat. Always monitor your pet while they’re eating, and never introduce a new food into your pet’s diet without first consulting your veterinarian.
Pet Poison Emergency Protocol
If your pet is acting sick, call your regular veterinarian immediately. If your regular veterinarian is closed, call a nearby on-call veterinarian, animal urgent care, or veterinary emergency hospital. If your pet is not acting sick but you think they may have been exposed to a poison, call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (888-426-4435) or Pet Poison Helpline (855-764-7661).