Healthy and unhealthy food for your dogs!
Here are a few tips on what you can and shouldn’t feed your dogs. There are plenty of healthy treats that dogs love including carrots and peanut butter…
Good things to feed your dog!
They are high in fibre with Vitamin A , which is good to help maintain a healthy vision, immune system and also helps the heart, lungs, kidneys and other organs to work properly.
Carrots are also low in calories so a great treat for your dog if they are trying to loose weight.
Carrots are great for the teeth as well.
Chicken can be given to dogs, cooked or raw. it’s a good source of protein, and cooked chicken can even be substituted for or added to his regular meal. … Some dogs are allergic to chicken, and it ranks among the top 10 allergy-inducing ingredients,
However cooked chicken BONES are a NO NO. Raw bones are OK for a dog to eat, because they are easily digestible and will not splinter like cooked bones. …But, be aware that any bone may cause a digestive upset in a dog.
Cheese is an excellent treat especially Cottage Cheese because it is high in Protein, Calcium and easy to digest.
But, Beware that dogs like humans can be lactose intolerant Make sure to monitor your dog’s reaction. Opt for low or reduced fat varieties and don’t overfeed, as many cheeses can be high in fat.
Full of protein and calcium. Make sure the yoghurt contains active cultures and non-fat with no sweetener or favouring. Plain, low or non-fat yogurt provides probiotic benefits and serves as an excellent source of calcium for our canine companions
Peanut butter is one of the best treats you can give toyour dog. It is packed full of protein, healthy fats, niacin, viamin B and Vitamin E ( our dogs LOVE it.)
UNSALTED is best. Also check to make sure it DOES NOT contain Xylitol ( sugar substitute)
We are sure your dogs will love it as much as ours.
If you are looking to help your dog loose some weight, then try green beans. They are LOW in Calories, very FILLING, GOOD for them and they wont add any WEIGHT.
Now for the not so healthy and bad foods for dogs
Onions aren’t healthy for dogs, but unlike grapes, where even a small amount can be toxic, (cooked,raw or even powered form) Onion toxicity depends on how much of an onion a dog consumes. It can impact/destroy a dog’s red blood cells, leaving dogs without enough of them for healthy functioning.
DO NOT feed your dog ONIONS
However enticing chocolate is for humans and dogs alike, Chocolate is another POISONOUS food for dogs. Chocolate contains a stimulant called theobromine (dark chocolate has the highest content of this) which is toxic to dogs and can cause kidney failure.
The effects of theobromine are similar to coffee as it is a stimulant. If it is eaten by a dog in large quantities, it can cause vomiting, increased heart rate, internal bleeding, and possible seizures.
DO NOT feed your dog CHOCOLATE
Avocados are another poisonous food for dogs. Avocado plants contain a substance called Persin which is in its leaves, fruit and seed so all parts are toxic for dogs.
Exactly what amount of Persin is lethal isn’t known, but in large amounts, it can cause vomiting and diarrhoea, ,and its high fat content can lead to pancreatitis.
Grapes and raisins are known to be highly toxic to dogs, though research has yet to pinpoint exactly which substance in the fruit causes this reaction.
Unfortunately, grape/raisin toxicity can even be fatal. Ingesting the fruit could potentially lead to acute (sudden) kidney failure in dogs.
DO NOT feed your pooh GRAPES