Some dog owners wonder if they can feed their dog mochi because it is a Japanese rice cake that many people enjoy.However, dog digestive systems are different from people’s. In this article, we will discuss whether a dog can eat mochi or not.
What Is Mochi?
Mochi is a white rice cake made from glutinous rice. And is usually shaped into different shapes, including spherical, cylindrical, and conical. It is often made from short-grain white rice which has been pounded into a paste and molded into the desired shape
Mochi has a chewy texture and is made from rice that has been pounded into a dough, then shaped into rounds.The word mochi (麻糬) comes from the Japanese verb “to pound” (mochi-komu) and means “pounded rice cake.”
Why Is Mochi Bad For Dogs?
Mochi is not suitable for dogs because it has a low nutritional value. It contains very little protein and it’s high in natural sugars that could lead to an upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, bloating, and gas.
What To Do If Your Dog Eats Mochi?
If your dog eats mochi, take your dog to a vet to make sure there are no hidden fragments. For 8-12 hrs, withhold food & drink. Then feed small amounts of boiled white meat chicken white rice blend for several days.
Dogs are susceptible to getting sick by eating mochi. It also poses a potential choking hazard and should never be given to dogs.