Can Dogs Eat Honey Nut Cheerios? They are a Tasty Snack!

You are sitting at your kitchen table, catching up on the local news and having a bowl of cereal.

Your four-legged buddy is at your feet, looking up at you, just waiting for you to drop the only thing they really want, the thing that drives them, the thing that would make their day…


You look in front of you and see the box of Honey Nut Cheerios that you’ve been enjoying. You want to give your buddy a treat.

But you pause and ask yourself…

Can Dogs Eat Honey Nut Cheerios?

Yes, dogs can eat Honey Nut Cheerios. There are, however, a few caveats that need to be considered when feeding them to your furry friend.

Can Dogs Eat Honey Nut Cheerios?

Can Dogs Eat Cheerios as Treats?

Yes, dogs can eat plain Cheerios which are the safest option to give your pup.

While the flavors of Cheerios may seem like more of a treat, feeding them the original variety is the best. Mainly because they contain the least amount of sugar and non-toxic ingredients.

But the Honey Nut variety is also safe.

It contains no chocolate – a good thing to avoid for obvious reasons in canines.

Nor does it have any traces of lactose, something dogs can be intolerant to – leading to allergy issues, diarrhea, and vomiting.

I think we’d all agree those are things we’d like to steer clear of!

For these reasons, it’s also good to always feed them their Cheerios snacks dry.

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Feed your pup dry Cheerios as snacks

You may have heard that Cheerios are heart-healthy and contain benefits for the cardiovascular system. This is 100% true…for humans.

As for meeting a dog’s basic nutritional needs, they are essentially worthless.

This is why Cheerios are best consumed as snacks or treats.

Our pups need protein to grow and be healthy and Cheerios have almost none.

Now, this isn’t to say that the high fiber content and honey can’t help enhance your pup’s immunity. Or even improve weight management for obese dogs.

Cheerios are very good for that, as well as helping dogs that are dealing with digestive issues.

But, they should always be given in moderation, as sweet honey can lead to dental problems.

When letting your dog snack on Honey Nut Cheerios, always be on the lookout for a wheat allergy, which can manifest itself in numerous ways…

Box of Honey Nut Cheerios
  • Rashes or redness in the skin
  • Vomiting
  • Front paw licking
  • Diarrhea
  • Sneezing
  • Flatulence
  • Inflammation of the ears
  • Asthma-like symptoms

Of course, if you notice any of these symptoms, consider making an appointment with your vet.

So, if you and your family enjoy Honey Nut Cheerios, and your fur baby is looking like they want some, feel free to share.

Happy snacking!

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Authored By

Ben Pierce

Ben Pierce is a canine behavioral and nutritional specialist, professional dog trainer, and the CEO of Puplore. A former military working dog handler, Ben founded Puplore to provide owners with breed-specific information and to act as a go-to guide to health, nutrition, care, and to help them find the confidence they need to step up to the plate and become the best pup parents they can possibly be. A firm believer in treating all animals with kindness and compassion, and that positive discipline is paramount in achieving a harmonious canine-human relationship, Ben’s former and present careers have enabled him to become a leading light in his chosen profession and business.

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