No, dogs should not eat ketchup. While it's not toxic, it's best to avoid it due to its high sugar and salt content.
- High sugar content in ketchup may contribute to obesity in dogs.
- Excess salt can lead to sodium ion poisoning and kidney damage.
- Some ketchup brands contain additives that could be harmful.
- If you must use ketchup for medication, use it sparingly and consult your vet.
- Never make it a regular part of your dog’s diet.
- Focus on dog-friendly treats and food for their overall health.
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