Can Dogs Eat Baked Beans?

can dogs eat baked beans

Baked beans and dogs? This question is coming up more and more, well can dogs eat baked beans? The simple answer is no. Baked beans are not something you can share with your little best friend.

They may not be toxic to your dog, but they are seriously unhealthy, to the degree that they might as well be toxic. Baked beans offer zero nutrition or health benefits towards your dog, it is more the opposite, they can have negative effects on their medium to long term health.

What Is So Bad About Baked Beans?

Dogs cannot eat baked beans because they are seriously high in salt, fat, and sugar, which are three things you do not want your dog to eat, this can cause trouble for their digestion.

Not to forget the high saturated fat that is found in baked beans, along with not forgetting all the preservatives they put in there to keep the baked beans fresh.

can dogs eat baked beans

All this can make your dog not well, which can cause some serious symptoms. One thing that is common with dogs that have eaten baked beans on a regular basis is pancreatitis, this is not something you want your dog to have, it is very serious and painful.

Some symptoms to look out for are:

  • Increased thirst
  • Lethargy
  • Fever
  • Decreased appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Abnormal posture (they look like there uncomfortable when trying to sit down)

Other serious medical conditions can be diabetes, heart problems, and joint issues. These can all be directly from your dog being overweight. If you feed your dog a high rich food like baked beans on a regular basis, it will not be long before there overweight and at risk of getting the above.

Whatever the type of diabetes, the negative effects on the body are the same. Excessive sugar builds up in the dog’s bloodstream, and yet the body’s cells that need that sugar can’t access it.

So the “bad” effects that diabetes causes in the dog’s body are twofold.

Read the original article – American Kennel Club

What is in Baked Beans?

Check out the table below showing what you can find in baked beans, check out the USDA FoodData Central database for a full list of what you can find in it. We have just added the main nutrients we thought was important to know about.

As you can see there really is nothing of value to a dog, especially the sodium and sugar levels.

BUSH'S Original Baked Beans 21 oz - 100g

EnergyProteinTotal Lipid FatCarboyhdrateFiberSugarsSodiumFatty Acids

What If My Dog Has Eaten Baked Beans?

So if your dog has eaten a small number of baked beans, then your dog should be ok. If you start to see any of the signs from above, or you think your dog is acting strange then you should contact your local veterinarian straight away.

It really depends on how much they have eaten and how big your dog is, your veterinarian will know what is best, personally for your dog.

If your dog has eaten a full can or a lot of beans, then you should contact your local veterinarian straight away.

can dogs eat baked beans

What Type of Beans Can Dogs Eat?

There are actually a few different types of beans your dog can eat, just baked beans are not on that list for obvious reasons. The beans we mention below have to be cooked and are not something you can give them raw.

  • Kidney beans
  • Black beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Lima beans
  • Garbanzo beans
  • Soybeans
  • Navy Beans
  • Edamame

Before you decide to feed your dog something new, you should do your due diligence and researched the topic fully. Contacting your local veterinarian asking for their opinion is always a good choice.


No, your dog can not eat baked beans, even though they are not toxic. Baked beans are just seriously unhealthy for dogs. There are a lot healthier foods out there that you can give your dog as a treat, Check out our article on foods dogs can eat, it will give you some examples of what they can have as a treat.

You may also like