Can Dogs Eat Tortillas? Homemade Recipe Included

Many people wonder can dogs eat tortillas? The answer to this question can be found in the affirmative, as long as you prepare them properly.

In this article we will talk about whether dogs can eat tortillas or not.

We will also talk about whether tortilla chips and other tortilla-derived foods are safe for your dogs or not?

Is it safe for dogs to consume tortillas?

Tortillas are a staple of many cuisines, but what do you really know about them? Tortillas are the most popular type of bread in Mexico. They’re made from corn or wheat flour and unlike American-style breads they’re usually not leavened with yeast. You might see them as an ingredient in Mexican dishes like tacos, burritos, enchiladas or quesadillas. 

Tortilla is traditionally served at room temperature because it has to be eaten quickly before it gets cold. But some people eat tortillas right out of the package for breakfast! It can also be deep fried into chips called totopostes (or totopos). Tortillas come in different shapes such as corn or wheat, and can be yellow, white or blue.

Tortilla chips Vs. tortillas

When it comes to tortilla chips there are two different types; salty and unsalted. The saltiness is achieved by frying the flour in oil until it’s crispy before adding seasonings like lime juice, chili powder and garlic powder. Unsalted chips can be fried with garlic and onions for extra flavor.

Tortillas can also be baked or grilled to make a crispy tortilla shell used in dishes like enchiladas, tacos and burritos.

Health risks of feeding tortillas to your dog

We all know that our dogs love the occasional snack, but it’s important to make sure you’re not feeding them things that can harm their health. Tortillas are one of those that may pose some risk to your pup.

So now we’ll be going over 5 ways tortillas can harm your dog and what you should do if they get into them. 

  • The most immediate danger of tortillas is choking. Dogs who eat a lot of tortillas at once could easily choke on the chip or break off a piece and swallow it whole which will then obstruct their airway. If this happens, we recommend calling your vet or local animal hospital immediately! 
  • Raw flour is used when making tortilla chips which can cause a dog’s stomach to bloat. As we all know, dogs can’t tell us when they feel discomfort and often show symptoms of distress in subtle ways such as hunching over or refusing to eat. If you notice your pup acts uncomfortable after eating them then it may be best not to feed them tortilla chips again.
  • Tortilla shells can cause choking if they break up in pieces or get lodged in the esophagus without passing through the stomach first. Not only does this increase risk for aspiration pneumonia, but also increased risk of death by asphyxiation.
  • Tortillas contain sugar which is not good for dogs’ teeth because it can lead to dental problems. If your dog consumes a lot of tortillas, they will be at risk for developing plaque and tartar buildup which can cause tooth decay over time.
  • Wheat flour that is used to make Tortillas has gluten in it, and dogs can’t process gluten like humans do. Gluten causes inflammation which can lead to skin rashes or ear infections.
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And if a dog gets an immune reaction from eating raw milk cheese, they could get diarrhea or vomit as well as nausea and stomach cramps. So be careful what types of foods you feed your pup!

Health benefits of tortillas to your dog

What do tortillas, tacos and hotdogs have in common? They are all staples of a good diet for humans. But what about dogs? The truth is that dogs can’t eat many human foods because their digestive system doesn’t process them the same way ours does. That being said there are some exceptions to this rule including tortillas! Tortillas contain fiber which aids digestion and can even help with constipation problems as well as high blood pressure so they’re great for both humans and our best friends! So, next time you make tacos or burritos why not try adding a little bit of flour to your recipe to share with your dog and see how he reacts. You might just find out that it’s something he enjoys more than his regular old kibble!

While it’s not recommended to feed them on a regular basis, they can be beneficial as an occasional treat or part of a balanced diet in small doses. If you’re looking for ways to give your dog healthy treats, this might just do the trick!

Can dogs eat tortilla chips?

It’s not recommended to feed tortilla chips to dogs on a regular basis, they can be beneficial as an occasional treat or part of a balanced diet in small doses. However, there are some things you should know before feeding your dog any tortilla chip.

First, tortilla chips can be salty or unsalted depending on preference. The saltiness is achieved by frying the flour in oil until it’s crispy before adding seasonings like lime juice, chili powder and garlic powder. Unsalted chips can be fried with garlic and onions for extra flavor.

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Both of these options are totally unsafe for dogs as they contain onion, garlic powder which can be toxic to dogs.

However you can make homemade tortilla chips for your furry doggo without onion, or garlic powder.

Tortilla chips recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of corn flour (masa haring)
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups of warm water

Preparation instructions

Mix all together in a bowl on low speed. The dough will start off dry then become moist as it mixes. Once mixed, use your hands or spoon to shape into round balls by rolling them between palms or pressing down with fingers – just don’t make them too thin or they can break when you fry them.

Fry tortilla chips at 350°F for about 15 minutes, flipping over halfway through the cooking process to avoid burning one side. Remove and let cool on a paper towel lined plate before serving with salsa!

Tortillas can also be baked or grilled to make a crispy tortilla shell used in dishes like enchiladas, tacos and burritos.

Homemade tortilla chips can be an occasional treat or as part of a balanced diet in small doses for dogs that are not used to eating them regularly. They can help with constipation problems and high blood pressure so they’re great for humans too! If you’re looking for ways to give your pup healthy treats, this might just do the trick.

How to make homemade tortillas for your dog

It can be difficult to find tortilla chips that are safe and delicious for our pups so why not make them yourself! These homemade tortillas can give your dog a tasty treat they’ll love.

Tortillas are a staple in the Mexican diet. They can be eaten with anything, from tacos to sopes. Now you can enjoy them as treats for your dog too! These homemade tortillas are easy to make and will give your pup a tasty treat that they’ll love. 

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Ingredients of homemade tortillas

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder (optional),
  • 1 tablespoon water in a bowl

Cooking Instructions

Knead dough by hand or with an electric mixer on low speed until mixture is smooth and elastic; if necessary add more water or flour to prevent sticking. Roll out dough onto lightly floured surface into a 10-inch circle.

Preheat a dry pan or griddle over medium-high heat, and cook tortilla until brown spots appear on underside of dough before flipping to the other side. Cook for 20 seconds more then remove from the surface. Cool tortillas on a wire rack or paper towel lined plate; can be stored in airtight containers up to one day.

Yield: You can make 12 tortillas at a time.

Final thoughts

It’s important to understand that tortillas are not the best choice for your dog, and you should avoid feeding your dog tortillas in large amounts. 

For one, they contain preservatives and ingredients such as salt which can be harmful for dogs when eaten in excess.

They also have high amounts of calories with few nutritional benefits and may lead to a dog developing health problems if consumed regularly. To avoid these risks, stick with wholesome treats or homemade healthy recipes instead!

If you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact us!

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Immad Amir

Immad has a black Labrador who is his first child. With no prior experience of how to take care of his pooch, Immad started researching about what dogs love to eat. This blog is a journal of all the research Immad has done regarding a pet's diet.
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