Can Dogs Eat Chicken Noodle Soup? (Benefits/Risks)

Yes, dogs can eat chicken noodle soup safely, in moderation, however.

If the chicken noodle soup is homemade, then you may give your dog more than a small bowl and not risk any health issues.

If you are giving your dog chicken noodle soup from a can or packet in the store/supermarket then it is best to limit how much you give them. Chicken noodle soups are usually higher in fat than other types of food as they have chicken stock and oils in them.

Chickens naturally have oils in their feathers and skin, therefore adding more fat to the chicken soup.

If you give your dog chicken noodle soup too often then they may become overweight or obese because of all the added fats it contains.

In traditional Chinese medicine, cooked and oily foods are not recommended for dogs as they do not balance out the yin and yang energy of the body.

However, if you are serving your dog a home-cooked dish, then it will not harm them.

How much chicken noodle soup can my dog eat?

The amount of chicken noodle soup that you should give to your dog depends on how large they are and also their age. It is recommended not to give your dog more than 1/3 of their food in terms of liquid.

Ideally, they should be having either a completely dry or wet diet.  Therefore, the chicken noodle soup that you feed them will just be a little extra treat and should not replace half their meal or anything like this.

If your dog is senior and has joint pain or achy bones, then you may want to give them more chicken noodle soup (homemade), as it is seen as a relaxing food.

Can I feed my dog canned chicken noodle soup if they have an upset stomach?

Yes, in fact, there are many tips online that say you can give your dog canned chicken noodle soup if they have an upset stomach or diarrhea.  I haven’t used this method myself but it is a popular one recommended online.

Can I give my pregnant dog chicken noodle soup?

Yes, you can give her chicken noodle soup as long as it is not too often and it is homemade (not from a can or packet).

Furthermore, it is best to avoid giving her any chunky soups as they are harder for your dog to digest.

Some people say that chicken noodle soup ‘makes’ babies come but this isn’t scientifically proven. However, if you feel like feeding your dog chicken noodle soup will help then go ahead.

Remember to go easy on serving sizes and don’t overfeed your dog as it can lead to overweight problems among other things.  Chicken noodle soup is a tasty food that you can make at home and share with your pet, however,  if you are giving your dog chicken noodle soup from a store/supermarket then it is best to limit how much you give them.

Remember, homemade foods are usually healthier and safer for your dog. If you have any questions, then please comment below and I’ll do my best to answer them for you!

Can chicken noodle soup make dogs sick?

Yes, some of the ingredients in chicken noodle soup can be bad or cause sickness for your dog. If you are preparing homemade chicken noodle soup then you should avoid giving your dog any onions as they may result in an upset stomach or diarrhea.

Onions should never be given to dogs. If you are using homemade chicken noodle soup then make sure there are no onions in the ingredients.

Furthermore, if your dog is sensitive to gluten then avoid giving them any wheat noodles or pasta when they have been sick as it may affect their digestive system once again, and make them feel worse.

It is also best to avoid giving dogs chicken noodle soup that is made with any type of canned creamed soups as these may contain a lot of additives and other ingredients that could result in sickness.

Canned creamed soups often have too much salt in them which can make your dog sick if they eat it frequently, plus they also have other ingredients such as corn syrup and preservatives that your dog may not be able to digest.

Benefits of chicken noodle soup for dogs 

  • It can help with joint pain because it is a relaxing food for senior dogs or pets who are in need of special attention.  Chicken noodle soup is a healthy way to treat achy bones and joint pain because it is low fat, but high in protein.
  • Can taste delicious for dogs if you make homemade chicken noodle soup.  Homemade chicken noodle soup can be healthy, tasty and also cheap to make from scratch.
  • Many owners have found that they could give their dog chunky soups without any issues and it is a good way to give them chicken noodle soup too.
  • Can be given to dogs during their pregnancy as long as the portions are kept small and there aren’t too many onions in the ingredients.