My dog eats rabbit pellets sometimes. Is this something that can hurt her in the long run?

She generally ends up throwing it all up later but still, she eats it!

Asked by sarah

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Rabbit pellets are not harmful for your dog. Dogs are omnivores, which means they have evolved to eat and digest both meat and plant matter, a bit like humans. Bunny food is mainly made from grasses with added vitamins and minerals, so your dog should be able to digest it without any problems.

However, it does worry me slightly that he often vomits it back up. If he is eating a large amount the high fiber content might be upsetting his tummy as it won’t be used to it.

My advice is that while rabbit pellets won’t harm your dog, if he is eating a lot of it and neglecting his normal food, he could become nutritionally deficient. Make sure the bulk of his diet is dog food and if he seeks out the odd pellet as a snack, he should be OK. However, if the vomiting is consistently related to the rabbit food, then it is probably be wise to stop him eating it. | 02.08.16 @ 17:01
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