Do dogs enjoy sweet? Bitsy’s love of sweets is not unusual. In fact, many dogs like sweets, as evidenced by the number of dogs seen for chocolate ingestion by our Emergency Service. Treatment for ingestion of toxic substances is not unique to The AMC’s canine patients.
Do dogs like sweet taste? A dog’s ability to taste sweet food is due to a special chemical called furaneol. Furaneol is found in most fruits and also tomatoes. Although dogs do like the taste of sweet foods, they much prefer the flavor and taste of meats.
What flavor can dogs not taste? Light on Sodium. Compared to people, dogs can’t taste salt very well. That’s because they evolved to eat meat, and meat naturally contains enough salt to satisfy their body’s need for it without them having to seek it out.
Does sugar taste good to dogs? Dogs have a sweet tooth just like we do. Although they don’t have as many taste buds as humans, they can taste sweetness — and become addicted to sugary foods just as easily. So is sugar bad for your dog? Not always.