Yes dogs can eat themselves to death.
It may sound like an urban legend but it is a very real and common occurrence.
Dogs will often eat until they are sick and then keep eating because they feel sick.
This cycle can lead to them eating so much that their stomach ruptures leading to death.
If you think your dog is eating too much consult your veterinarian immediately.
Will Dogs Eat Until They Explode?
Dogs will eat until they explode.
This is a common saying that is often used to describe someone who has a voracious appetite.
But is it true? Will dogs actually eat until they die or explode?
The answer is no.
Dogs will not eat until they die or explode.
In fact dogs have a natural stop point for eating and will only consume so much food before stopping on their own.
Dogs will eat until they are full but they will not continue to eat after they are full.
This is because dogs have a natural instinctual mechanism that tells them when they have had enough to eat.
So the saying “dogs will eat until they explode” is not actually true.
Can A Dog’s Stomach Explode From Overeating?
In general no dogs’ stomachs cannot explode from overeating.
However if a dog eats a large amount of food quickly the food can expand and put pressure on the diaphragm.
This can cause the dog to vomit or have difficulty breathing.
In some cases the dog’s stomach may rupture.
What Happens If A Dog Eats Too Much?
When a dog eats too much they can experience several health problems.
Some of these health problems are vomiting diarrhea and bloat.
If a dog eats too much it may also gain weight which can lead to other health problems such as joint pain and difficulty breathing.
In extreme cases a dog that has eaten too much may experience liver failure or heart failure.