If you are the kind of person who is always forced to feed your dog some treats from your plate, if you occasional feed them table scrap or to hope to supplement their diet with your food, mentioned below are some dos and don’ts.
It’s OK to give your canine companion a treat from your plate every once in a while.
We all know that it is best to avoid feeding table scraps to your dog, yet now and then the puppy eyes outdo us, and we can’t avoid slipping them a treat from our plates.
Even though a particular food may be good for us, It doesn’t mean that it is good for your pet as well.
Here’s a rundown of all the foods that are safe and dangerous to your most loyal companion.
However, remember that each dog is different, as they may be allergic to some things. Always feed them little sums of any new kind of food, and if your dog has no negative response, then you can feed it to him. If he/she has any negative response, then he/she may need an appointment with a veterinarian.
Some common foods that can and cannot be fed to your dogs are,
Peanut Butter: Giving your pooch an occasional tablespoon of unsalted nutty spread is a treat you can both appreciate. (just make sure that it doesn’t contain xylitol.) It is a good source of protein and healthy fats for your dogs.
Yogurt: Rich in protein and calcium, plain yogurt is a perfect treat for puppies, particularly if your pooch has issues with digestion. Make sure you don’t give them yogurts with sugar or any other artificial sweeteners.
Oatmeal: This can help in bowel movement as this is an excellent source of fiber for your dog. Always serve them cooked oatmeal without any added sugar.
Chicken: If your dog requires additional protein in his diet then you can serve him cooked chicken without any seasoning. This can come in handy as a meal replacement if you are out of dog food.
Cottage cheese: This tasteless food is a good source of calcium and protein, making it an excellent addition to any dog food. If your dog is lactose intolerant, then don’t feed them this.
Eggs: If your dog needs extra protein in his/her diet, scramble egg is a good option.
Grapes and raisins: While this natural product is nutritious for you, it’s dangerous to dogs as it can bring about kidney failure.
Onions: They just make you cry, but they can make your puppy extremely sick by causing significant damage to red blood cells.
Avocado: Avocado leaves, organic product, seeds, and bark contain a poison called persin that can cause an upset stomach and breathing difficulties in your dogs.
Alcohol: Consumption of small quantities of alcohol can bring about acute intoxication in dogs, which may result in seizures, vomiting and may even turn out to be fatal.
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