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What to Feed Your Dog - Dos & Don'ts

July 21, 2020

What to Feed Your Dog - Dos & Don'ts

We all love our dogs and want the best for them. However, aside from the basic processed dog foods out there and those supplement treats, sometimes dog owners may not know exactly what else they can feed there dogs. So, as dog lovers ourselves, we gone ahead and researched what types of food are great choices for your dog and what may be dangerous or highly not recommended for them.

10 Great Food Choices:

  1. Sliced apple:
    Great treat for your dogs as they are a good source of Vitamin A & C and calcium. Make sure you give it to them fresh, peeled, and remove the seeds/core. Chop into bite size pieces so that they won't choke.

  2. Cottage cheese:
    This can be given to them in limited quantities as a soft treat or as an addition to their meals. However, this is not recommended for dogs that are lactose-intolerant. A good source of high protein.

  3. Baby Carrots:
    Great source of fiber for your dogs and great for their chompers!

  4. Cooked Eggs:
    A great source of riboflavin, protein, choline, and selenium! You can give it to your little fur buddies as scrambled eggs - they'll love it!

  5. Salmon:
    Include omega3 fatty acids that are great for your dog's immune system, brain function, as well as their fur coat. Make sure that remove all the bones in the salmon before serving it to your dog so that it does not get stuck in their throat.

  6. Cooked & Lean Meats: Protein
    Most dogs love meat, so serve them lean cuts and chop them up into bite size pieces.

  7. Cooked Chicken:
    This is a good source of protein and Omega 6 Fatty acids. You can either shred the chicken or chop them into suitable doggy bite sizes for them to eat. Make sure that the chicken is cooked properly through and that all the bones are taken out.

  8. Sweet Potato:
    Contains a good amount of fiber and vitamins that are easy for your dogs to digest.

  9. Oatmeal:
    Source of fiber, vitamin, and minerals and can be baked as treats.

  10. Homemade Fresh, Unseasoned Peanut Butter:
    Good for digestion and contains healthy fats, vitamin K, B, & E.


10 Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog:

  1. Alcohol:
    Vomiting, diarrhea, death

  2. Avocado:
    Possible vomiting, diarrhea

  3. Caffeine:
    Death

  4. Chocolate:
    Vomiting, fever, seizure, death

  5. Chives/Garlic/Onion:
    Anemia

  6. Macadamia Nuts:
    Vomiting, fever, death

  7. Mushrooms:
    Kidney & liver failure, hallucinations, seizures

  8. Spicy Food:
    Vomiting, stomach ulcers/diarrhea. Try to avoid seasonings for dogs, keep it simple so that the food they intake is easier on their stomachs.

  9. Salt:
    Check the salt content in the food you give your dog. If they consume too much salt or salty foods, it can result in sodium ion poisoning. Look out for severe vomiting, depression, tremors, seizures, high temperature for symptoms.

  10. Seeds/Pits of Apple, Apricot, Cherry, & Plum:
    Intestinal obstruction, cyanide poisoning.

 







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