🍞 Can Dogs Have French Toast - The Debate

We go over whether french dogs is ok for your dog to eat

cheeky dog stealing toast


French toast is a popular breakfast food that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. This delicious dish can also be eaten by dogs, but there are some important things to keep in mind before you give your dog french toast for the first time.

Preparing french toast

First, make sure that the bread used for french toast does not contain any allergens, ideally avoid wheat if you can. Secondly whilst the egg and milk components aren’t particularly bad for dogs, they’re rich in calories, so make sure that your dog doesn’t eat too much of it. Thirdly if you’re going to cook the french toast for your pup in a frying pan then make sure they can’t reach it from their bed or something else high up because if they knock the pan over and burn themselves, this could be extremely painful.

Lastly, don’t let your dog lick out of the dish while you’re cooking! This is not only unhygienic but also dangerous due to raw egg.


The nutritional breakdown of a serving of french toast can be found below:

Example of the nutritional data for a slice:

  • ⏲Kcals: 149
  • 🧈Fat: 7g
  • 🍞Carbs: 16g
  • πŸ₯©Protein: 5g

plate of french toast

Avoid and be mindful of

❌ Syrup

This should be avoided if you’re giving this to your dog. This is due to the high sugar content, which isn’t good for your dog and can cause hyperactivity or irritable behavior. Also, avoid alternatives, don’t give honey to your dog either 🐝!

❌ High Carbs

Many people are unsure whether or not dogs can eat french toast. While some sources say that they cannot because of how high in carbohydrates it is, others say that you should just avoid giving them too much of it. As a rule simply don’t get them much to reduce the carbs from bread.

Benefits for dogs:

βœ… Eggs

Eggs are an excellent source of high quality protein which has been shown to provide many health benefits for your pet. Not only do they provide healthy fats but they also offer complete proteins, including all essential amino acids that help keep your dog’s body running smoothly and strong.

Worth adding here, Whole grain bread is also a good choice as it provides fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Final thoughts

In summary, french toast is not ideal for your dog because of how high in carbohydrates it is. It’s important to remember that it should be an occasional treat and when possible avoid giving them too much syrup or other sweet toppings. As long as you don’t let them lick out of the dish while cooking and cook on a lower heat than normal with limited ingredients, we think it’s ok to let them have a little taste.

Amanda Brennan
Amanda Brennan

Animal enthusiasts, she works closely with animals that require rehabilitation across the US and writes for several pet websites. Her other interests are photography πŸ“Έ and training to run a marathon πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ.