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Can Dogs Eat Cheerios?

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As one of the most wholesome family breakfasts out there, you might have sat down to a bowl of Cheerios one morning and wondered: can my beloved furry friend enjoy some of these tasty little o-shaped treats?

Well, in small amounts they’re certainly not going to do any harm. With no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, they’re healthy enough for babies and therefore unlikely to cause any problems with your dog’s digestive system.

However, the same cannot be said for all of the other different flavors now out there…

What Cheerios variants are there and which are safe for dogs?

Black Labrador dog licking up Cheerios that have been dropped on the floor.

Cheerios Original

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Corn Starch, Sugar, Salt, Tripotassium Phosphate, Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? Yes, in very small amounts

Toasted Coconut Cheerios

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Corn Starch, Salt, Trisodium Phosphate, Natural Flavor (coconut), Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? No

Blueberry Cheerios

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Oat Bran, Blueberry Puree Concentrate, Corn Starch, Canola Oil, Corn Syrup, Vegetable and Fruit Juice Color, Trisodium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Vitamin E for freshness

Safe for dogs? Yes, in very small amounts

Maple Cheerios

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Brown Sugar Syrup, Corn Starch, Maple Syrup, Oat Bran, Salt, Canola Oil, Tripotassium Phosphate, Natural Flavor. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? No

Cheerios Oat Crunch

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Whole Grain Corn, Modified Corn Starch, Canola Oil, Corn Starch, Honey, Corn Bran, Whole Grain Rice, Whole Grain Millet, Whole Grain Sorghum, Salt, Cinnamon, Tripotassium Phosphate, Baking Soda, Color (caramel color and annatto extract), Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? Yes, in very small amounts

Peach Cheerios

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Corn Starch, Oat Bran, Canola Oil, Peach Puree Concentrate, Salt, Corn Syrup, Tripotassium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Annatto Extract Color. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) and Ascorbic Acid for freshness

Safe for dogs? Yes, in very small amounts

Honey Nut Cheerios

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Oat Bran, Corn Starch, Honey, Brown Sugar Syrup, Salt, Tripotassium Phosphate, Rice Bran Oil and/or Canola Oil, Natural Almond Flavor. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? Yes, in very small amounts

Multi Grain Cheerios

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Whole Grain Corn, Sugar, Corn Starch, Corn Bran, Whole Grain Rice, Whole Grain Sorghum, Whole Grain Millet, Brown Sugar Syrup, Salt, Tripotassium Phosphate, Color (caramel color and annatto extract). Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? Yes, in very small quantities

Apple Cinnamon Cheerios

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Oat Bran, Corn Starch, Corn Syrup, Canola Oil, Apple Puree Concentrate, Salt, Refiner’s Syrup, Cinnamon, Trisodium Phosphate. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? Yes, in very small amounts

Chocolate Cheerios

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Corn Starch, Oat Bran, Corn Syrup, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Salt, Caramel Color, Canola Oil, Unsweetened Chocolate, Trisodium Phosphate, Natural Flavor. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? No

Fruity Cheerios

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Oat Bran, Corn Starch, Corn Syrup, Salt, Pear Puree Concentrate, Color (vegetable juice, fruit juice, and annatto extract), Tripotassium Phosphate, Natural Flavor, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) and Ascorbic Acid for freshness

Safe for dogs? Yes, in very small amounts

Frosted Cheerios

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Oat Bran, Corn Starch, Corn Syrup, Salt, Trisodium Phosphate, Brown Sugar Syrup, Natural Flavor. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? No

Banana Nut Cheerios

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Corn Starch, Brown Sugar Syrup, Salt, Canola Oil, Banana Puree, Baking Soda, Cinnamon, Natural Flavor, Natural Pecan Flavor. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? No

Cheerios Oat Crunch Almond

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Whole Grain Corn, Modified Corn Starch, Canola and/or Sunflower Oil, Almonds, Brown Sugar Syrup, Corn Starch, Whole Grain Rice, Whole Grain Sorghum, Whole Grain Millet, Salt, Tripotassium Phosphate, Baking Soda, Color (caramel color, annatto extract), Natural Flavor. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? No

Cheerios Oat Crunch, Oats ‘N Honey

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Whole Grain Corn. Modified Corn Starch. Canola Oil, Corn Starch, Honey, Whole Grain Rice, Corn Bran, Whole Grain Sorghum, Whole Grain Millet, Salt, Tripotassium Phosphate, Baking Soda, Color (caramel color and annatto extract), Natural Flavor. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? No

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Peanut Butter (peanuts, sugar, monoglycerides, peanut oil, salt, molasses, corn starch), Dextrose, Corn Starch, Corn Syrup, Canola Oil, Salt, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Caramel Color, Tripotassium Phosphate, Natural Flavor. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? No

Cinnamon Cheerios

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Canola Oil, Corn Starch, Brown Sugar Syrup, Corn Syrup, Cinnamon, Salt, Tripotassium Phosphate, Caramel Color, Natural Flavor. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? No

Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Cluster (whole grain oats, sugar, corn syrup, rice flour, canola oil, almonds, molasses, wheat flour, whole wheat graham flour, baking soda, natural flavor, barley malt extract, salt, honey. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) added to preserve freshness.), Whole Grain Wheat, Brown Sugar Syrup, Hone, Oat Bran, Corn Starch, Salt, Canola Oil, Tripotassium Phosphate, Natural Almond Flavor, Annatto Extract Color. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? No

Multi Grain Cheerios with Real Strawberries

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Whole Grain Corn, Sugar, Corn Starch, Whole Grain Rice, Corn Bran, Dried Strawberries, Whole Grain Sorghum, Whole Grain Millet, Corn Syrup, Salt, Tripotassium Phosphate, Color (caramel color, annatto extract). Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? Yes, in very small amounts.

Pumpkin Spice Cheerios

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Corn Starch, Refiner’s Syrup, Canola Oil, Salt, Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Nutmeg, Cloves, Annatto Extract Color, Natural Flavor. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? No

Very Berry Cheerios

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Oat Bran, Corn Starch, Salt, Blueberry Powder, Canola Oil, Cane Sugar, Tripotassium Phosphate, Strawberry Powder, Cranberry Powder, Raspberry Powder, Vegetable and Fruit Juice Color, Natural Flavor. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) for freshness

Safe for dogs? Yes, in very small amounts