Can Dogs Eat McFlurry? Xylitol Free, But Is it Safe or Not?

Can Dogs Eat McFlurry? Xylitol Free, But Is it Safe or Not?

McFlurry can be a delicious dessert for us, humans. For dogs, the situation is different.

Market or fast-food ice cream is generally hazardous to dogs since it contains sugar and other preservatives that dogs should not consume.

Despite the fact that a recent study found that McDonald's ice cream does not contain xylitol, McFlury is not a healthy option for your dog. Let's find out why!

Can dogs eat McFlurry?

dog begging for mcflurry

The answer is no. McFlurry shouldn't be consumed by dogs. Depending on how sensitive your dog is, eating McFlurry may induce stomach pain or worse. Ice cream can cause gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and vomiting in your furry friend.

*Only the plain Vanilla Ice Cream it's a bit safer to taste in small amounts.

Let's take a deeper look at McFlurry's ingredients to see why your dog shouldn't consume them.

McFlurry ingredients:

Oreo McFlurry

🍦 Vanilla Ice Milk:

  • Milk ingredients πŸ€” (possible to contain sugar & fats)
  • Sugar 🚫
  • Modified milk ingredients 🚫
  • Glucose 🚫
  • Mono and diglycerides 🚫
  • Guar gum 🚫
  • Dextrose 🚫
  • Carrageenan 🚫
  • Cellulose gum βœ…
  • Natural flavor 🚫
  • Sodium hydroxide 🚫
  • Sodium carbonate 🚫

Oreo Mix-in:

  • Sugar 🚫
  • Enriched wheat flour βœ…
  • Coconut oil shortening βœ…
  • Soybean oil βœ…
  • Cocoa 🚫
  • Corn starch πŸ€”
  • Glucose syrup 🚫
  • Salt 🚫
  • Soy lecithin 🚫
  • Baking soda 🚫
  • Artificial flavor 🚫
  • Made with the same equipment as, and may come into contact with ingredients that contain MILK, SOY, WHEAT, and TREE NUTS (ALMONDS) 🚫

KitKat Mix-in:

  • Crisp pieces of wafer (32.3%) 🚫
  • Partly coated in milk chocolate (66.8%) 🚫
  • Fat reduced cocoa 🚫
  • Wafer pieces (WHEAT flour, sugar, palm fat, WHEAT starch, emulsifier) 🚫
  • Soy lecithin 🚫
  • Salt 🚫
  • Sugar 🚫
  • Cocoa butter 🚫
  • Cocoa mass skimmed MILK powder 🚫
  • Lactose and proteins from WHEY (from MILK) πŸ€”
  • Butter oil (from MILK) 🚫
  • Emulsifier (sunflower lecithin) βœ…
  • Natural vanilla flavor 🚫
  • May contain traces of NUTS 🚫

πŸ€” - not sure about the ingredients
🚫 - shouldn't be consumed because is toxic to dogs
βœ… - allowed for dogs

As you can see there are many 🚫 symbols, meaning that McFlurry can be toxic to dogs because of the sugar, sodium, fats, artificial flavors, cocoa, nuts, and other ingredients that are not allowed to dogs.

Of course, your dog will be alright if he only tastes a little, but make sure this does not become a habit.

Is it true that xylitol isn't really added to McDonald's ice cream?

Yes, McDonald's USA responded through email to Reuters that the assertion is inaccurate and that its soft serve, which is available in cones and other desserts, does not contain Xylitol.

What happens if my dog ate McFlurry and he/she feels bad?

If your dog ate more McFlurry than it should and is showing symptoms such as vomiting, gas, lethargy, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea, please take him/her to the vet as soon as possible.

In general, it is best to avoid giving your pet any type of McDonald's meal because they are not like us and can be harmful to them.

If you're curious to read about the famous cheeseburger and why you should avoid giving it to your dog, I'm happy to see you there!

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