4 Healthiest Human Foods You Can Feed Your Dog
(And The 5 That Could Kill Your Dog)
There are a lot of human foods we’d love to share with our dogs, but among these foods some are healthy while others are toxic to our dogs.
In this article we will first and foremost consider those foods that are healthy for your dog health, then we will look at those that could actually kill your beloved dog.
If you want to ensure a long, happy and healthy life for your dog, you need to make sure you’re feeding him or her healthiest food possible.
Just because a certain human food is good for you doesn’t make it the best food to feed your pet.
Though it can appear easy to provide your dog the same food you eat, you should never give them all types of human food.
Some human food can sometimes cause a health risk.
With that said, it is important to understand which culinary treats make for great dog treats and which could bring you to the vet and lofty bills.
Below is a brief guide into which human foods are ideal for doggy treats.
Peanut Butter is one of the best treats to give to dogs because it lasts them so long!
It’s also packed full of protein, healthy fats, niacin, vitamin B and vitamin E.
Unsalted peanut butter is the best, as too much salt is just as bad for dogs as it is for human.
Make sure you check your peanut butter to make sure it DOES NOT contain sugar substitutes like Xylitol, which can be deadly for dogs.
You can feed your dog, chicken in a variety of ways.
Cooked chicken meat is a perfectly suitable snack, but cooked bones should not at all be given to your dogs.
On the other hand, both raw chicken and raw chicken bones are healthy for your dogs to eat.
Cooked bones fragment and can be unsafe, while raw bones are soft and chewy.
Hard boiled eggs are okay as a special treat, though, as long as your dog doesn’t show any unfavorable reaction to them.
But like humans, dogs should avoid raw eggs.
They can cause hair and skin issues and can pose a threat to your dog’s health.
They are normally perfect for a dog’s diet; although it’s not true for all of the vegetables.
In larger amounts, items like onions, chives, and garlic can cause intestinal and red blood cell problems.
Rhubarb leaves and mushrooms should also be avoided.
Some acceptable vegetables to use as snacks are green beans, carrots, zucchini, and cucumber.
Now let’s consider those human foods that can be dangerous to your dog health.
After all, there’s nothing worse than having your dog suffer over a simple blunder in the diet.
Even as they’re still man’s best friend, they perhaps shouldn’t eat like your best friend.
Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, which should on no account be consumed by dogs.
It can cause severe agitation, abdominal pain, muscle tremors, irregular heart rhythm, vomiting, dehydration, raised body temperature, seizures, and, of course, death.
So, chocolate is dangerous to your dog health.
Grapes and raisins can cause rapid kidney failure.
Although currently unknown what chemicals and compounds are in grapes that cause toxicity in dogs, the results of consumption can be pretty devastating.
While it varies between dogs, symptoms may not show up in them.
Dogs will also develop dehydration and lack of appetite.
Death from kidney failure may happen within four to five days.
Avocado leaves, pits, bark and fruit contain a toxic called persin.
Avocados can cause upset stomachs, breathing difficulties; fluid buildup in the chest…
The most dangerous part of the avocado may be the pit.
Since it’s very slippery, the pit can accidentally be swallowed by a dog, leading to obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract.
It’s absolutely tragic that we can’t share one of the greatest foods out there with our dogs.
Research proved that foods rich in fat, like bacon, may lead to disease, pancreatitis in dogs and all sorts of problems with digestion and nutrient absorption even coma.
Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that has become increasingly more common in our food.
Initially, it was found mainly in gum, mints, and candies, but now it is found in all kinds of processed foods like yogurt, can goods, and many low carb or sugar free products.
It is also commonly found in toothpaste and mouthwash, so be sure not to brush your dog’s teeth with your toothpaste, or cure their bad breath with your mouthwash.
Don’t take this one lightly!
Even a little quantity of xylitol can cause complete liver failure and death.
The poisonous effects will normally show up within 30 minutes of consumption.
It causes a rapid increase in insulin and a sudden and dramatic decrease in blood sugar.
The symptoms comprise of vormiting, ataxia (stumbling around with uncoordinated movements), and general weakness, seizures, and coma.
In conclusion note that not every dog is the same.
All dogs are different.
Depending on the species and size of your dog, some foods may or may not be safe.
Always consult with a vet or do a quick Google search.
The sure thing to do is keep them away from the bad foods listed in this article and stick with safe dog food.
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