My Dog Food
We can’t feed everything to our dogs but most people are not aware of it. It can seriously affect their health. Let us indulge and see the answer’s to all the questions that pop into our minds.
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Is dog food different from ours?
Yes absolutely! We can’t feed him everything. Dog’s digestion is different from ours so is the food. We usually make mistakes by giving him offerings that we found delicious but the truth is that it may harm your Pup. So beware before making food choices for him.
Which food is good for a dog?
Dog food is best for them. Puppies grow fastest in the first six months so feed your pup a nutritional diet based on weight, age, and breed.
Food which you can give to dogs:
Though you can’t feed everything to your dog, but there is a long list of food items that you can feed at home. Like
• Peanut butter (xylitol-free)
• Plain, complex grains, like brown rice, couscous, and farina
• Low-sodium broth (vegetable, chicken, beef) for extra flavor
• Plain, unprocessed oatmeal (oatmeal packets are processed and sugary)
• Canned vegetables, such as corn, peas, and carrots: Rinse well and drain to remove sodium.
• Canned chicken in water: Rinse well and drain to remove sodium.
• Plain, low-fat Greek yogurt
• Mild cheeses, such as American
• Cooked white or sweet potatoes
• Cooked eggs, such as scrambled eggs
• Rotisserie chicken, skin and bones removed
• Cooked lean meat, such as chicken, beef, or turkey
• Cooked or raw fresh vegetables, such as carrots, corn, and broccoli
• Fruits, such as blueberries, strawberries, and sliced bananas and pears
Foods to avoid:
• Avoid salty, spicy, sugary, or fatty foods.
• Keep dogs away from toxic and processed foods.
• Meat should be lean (at least 80% lean), cooked, skinless, and boneless.
Consider your dog’s allergies and health conditions
Canine food allergies are commonly caused by meat-based proteins, like chicken and beef.
Toxic Foods for Dogs:
Some foods may have health benefits for us but they are very dangerous to our dog’s health. They should be avoided. The following food may be dangerous to your dog
• Alcoholic beverages.
• Apple seeds.
• Apricot pits.
• Cherry pits.
• Candy (particularly chocolate—which is toxic to dogs, cats, and ferrets—and any candy containing the toxic sweetener Xylitol)
• Coffee (grounds, beans, and chocolate-covered espresso beans)
• Gum (can cause blockages and sugar-free gums may contain the toxic sweetener Xylitol)
• Hops (used in home beer brewing)
• Macadamia nuts
• Moldy foods
• Mushroom plants
• Mustard seeds
• Onions, onion powder, and onion flakes
• Peach pits
• Potato leaves and stems (green parts)
• Rhubarb leaves
• Tea (because it contains caffeine)
• Tomato leaves and stems (green parts)
• Xylitol (an artificial sweetener that is toxic to pets)
• Yeast dough
Dog’s feed is different from ours as they have a different digestive system so human meals for dogs are not long-term solutions because they are not as nutritionally balanced or complete as commercial dog foods.
But if you give human meals sometimes then avoid certain items told above.