No, sugar-free jelly usually has artificial sweeteners like xylitol that is poisonous to your pooch, so keep it away from your dog at all costs.
Xylitol poisoning will cause vomiting, a sudden decrease in blood sugar levels, weakness, sudden loss of coordination, and seizures. It is also found in sugar-free candies, sugar-free peanut butter, toothpaste, and chewing gums.
Therefore, it is always best to check the labels of the food products to better protect your dog. If you think your dog accidentally consumed any products with xylitol, it is best to take it to the veterinarian immediately.
Serious adverse effects like hypoglycemia can take up to 12 to 24 hours of medical monitoring.
What about strawberry jelly, peanut butter and jelly, and Welch’s grape jelly, are these also off-limits to your pooch?
Is Strawberry Jelly Bad For Dogs?
Mostly made of sugar, strawberry jelly is indeed bad for dogs to consume. While strawberries in themselves can be given as a treat from time to time and are safe for dogs, strawberry jelly is not recommended. The nutritional value of jelly is mostly glucose from the simple sugars and fructose from the fruits.
Other jellies like raspberry jelly and cranberry jelly are also not recommended. Raspberries and cranberries are safe to be consumed moderately but adding sugar to them is a big no-no.
Can Dogs Eat Peanut Butter And Jelly?
No, dogs cannot eat PB&J due to the high sugar content. Although peanut butter can be safe for your dogs in small amounts, like giving it as an occasional treat, it is still not safe when given regularly especially if it is partnered with jelly.
In addition, if you add bread which is mostly carbohydrates, then that is just piling them with too much sugar that ruins their diet. To be completely safe, treat your dogs with plain peanut butter that is specially made for dogs.
Is Welch’s Grape Jelly Safe For Dogs?
Welch’s grape jelly, which is similar to Smucker’s grape jelly, is not safe for dogs. The ingredients of both products are almost similar and they both contain Concord and Niagara grapes, standard corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, fruit pectin, sodium citrate, and citric acid.
As discussed above, all grapes are toxic to animals, so this brand is no exception. The number of sugars in this product is significantly high, making it an overall unhealthy product for your dogs to consume. Although both the standard and high fructose corn syrups are derived from corn starch, both are high in glucose and fructose contents, respectively.
The three other ingredients, namely, pectin, citric acid, and sodium citrate are not toxic to dogs but can cause stomach upsets, diarrhea, or constipation.