Have Dog Health Questions? Ask a Dog Vet Online.
Will Stevia hurt dogs if they eat it? I usually give them a little bit of my leftover yogurt and I've recently started using Stevia instead of honey or agave.
Thank you for your question regarding giving Stevia for dogs. I assume you are talking about the artificial sweetener. One artificial sweetener in particular is very toxic to dogs - this is xylitol and any products containing xylitol should definitely be avoided. Stevia is actually pretty safe but can cause an osmotic diarrhea, so although it isn't going to cause the toxicity that xylitol would, it still isn't very ideal.
If you really want to give something like this - I would recommend a small amount of honey. This is very safe and tasty enough for your Lab boy!
I hope this helps.