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Can Dogs Eat Noodles?

Dogs can eat noodles in moderation, but it’s not an ideal treat. Noodles aren't toxic to dogs, but they don’t offer significant nutritional benefits either. Moderation is crucial here as too many noodles can cause health issues.

A photo of Stefan Stumpfl, the co-author of this article.

By Stefan Stumpfl, in collaboration with Dr. Ali Raza.

Updated on Jun 17, 2024

Did You Know?

Many store-bought noodles contain ingredients harmful to dogs, such as garlic and onions.




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Benefits and Risks of Noodles

Noodles can be a source of carbohydrates, providing some energy. However, they are often high in calories and may contain ingredients that dogs struggle to digest, like oils and salts. Too much can upset their stomach or lead to weight gain.

How Many Noodles Can Dogs Eat?

A few plain, cooked noodles are generally safe for your dog. The amount should be small, about a bite-sized piece or two, especially for smaller breeds. Large breeds can possibly handle a little more, but this should only be an occasional treat.

Common Misconceptions

Some people think dogs can eat noodles like humans without any issues. This misconception can lead to overfeeding and potential health problems. Dogs have different dietary needs and what’s good for us isn’t always good for them.

What If Your Dog Reacts Badly to Noodles?

If your dog shows signs of an upset stomach, like vomiting or diarrhea, after eating noodles, it’s best to contact your vet. Keep an eye on them and provide them plenty of water.

What are Healthy Alternatives?

Instead of noodles, try these healthier options:

  • Carrots: Low in calories and great for teeth.
  • Green beans: Good source of vitamins and fiber.
  • Blueberries: Packed with antioxidants and are a tasty treat.


Noodles can be given to dogs in very small amounts, and always in moderation. Always monitor your dog’s reaction and consult with your vet for any concerns. Remember, a dog's health is worth more than a plate of noodles!