Can Cockapoos Eat Pasta?

Although dogs have their own food that is specially formulated for them, we humans as their owners can’t help but treat them to some of our own food. While this is not always a bad thing and can be a great way of treating or rewarding your cockapoo, you need to be aware of the foods your canine buddy can and can’t eat. One question that gets asked a lot is “can a cockapoo eat pasta?” The answer, unfortunately, is not a straightforward yes or no. Let’s explore this a little further.

Is Pasta Toxic to Dogs?

The short answer is no, pasta is perfectly fine for cockapoos. Well, most cockapoos. You need to be aware that, like humans, some dogs are allergic to wheat, the main ingredient in pasta. If your cockapoo does not have a gluten allergy, it will be okay to eat pasta. Though it’s crucial you understand an important aspect of a dog’s diet.

Have you ever looked at the label on dog food and wondered why it contains so few carbohydrates but lots of protein?

This all has to do with how dogs metabolize food. They don’t need as many carbohydrates as you or me. Dogs should get the energy that they need from quality sources of protein like meat.

So, while the starch found in pasta is good for dogs, too many carbohydrates are not.

Can Cockapoos Digest Pasta?

If your dog does not have an allergy to wheat, it should be okay to eat some pasta. If you want to up the fibre in their diet, a good addition to their usual meals would be pasta.

In my own experience with my cockapoo, my wife and I have given Luna pasta and she has no trouble digesting it and really loves it.

Tips for Giving Your Dog Pasta

If you want to give your dog pasta, it is best to only give them a little. While it may be tempting to give your dog raw pasta as a crunchy snack, it is better for their health that the pasta is cooked properly. It’s also best to give them it plain without any rich or spicy sauces.