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‘Pawfect’ food! Can I Feed Human Food to my Dog?

By December 22, 2020December 23rd, 2020No Comments

Having a dog is a euphoric feeling. I don’t think anyone can deny the fact that ‘dog is man’s best friend.’ We all share a special bond with our little companions. Isn’t it right?

For all the love that we show to them, they reciprocate their feelings with their loyalty. And, of course, we do everything in our power to protect them from everything. We spend time with them by playing, cuddling, and eating food together.

But wait! Have you ever wondered that the food you share with your dog might harm his health? To be specific, the metabolic processes of humans and dogs are entirely different. That is why certain healthy food items for you can cause severe health issues in your dog.

Now, you must be wondering- ‘What are these food items?’. To help you with that, we have prepared a list of human food items that you can and cannot feed your dog. So, let’s get right into it.

Eggs: Yes, your dog can eat eggs. They are filled with vitamins and minerals and lots of protein, which is good for your dog. Moreover, some people also say that eggs help in relieving nausea in dogs.

Although, it is advised to feed them cooked eggs rather than raw eggs.

Chocolate: As much as we humans love chocolate, it is dangerous for your dog to eat one. Chocolates contain theobromine and caffeine, which is not good for the health of your dog. It can cause diarrhea, dehydration, vomiting, etc. That may further lead to muscle tremors, internal bleeding, and worse, death.

Therefore, please make sure to keep your dog away from the chocolates (both milk chocolate and dark chocolate).

Chicken: A definite yes! Chicken is the most common food given to the dogs, either cooked or as an ingredient in dog food. In fact, many people prefer to use chicken necks for dogs as it improves the dental health of the pup. Besides, it is a natural source of protein, chondroitin, and glucosamine.

Garlic: No! Garlic contains thiosulfates that damage the red blood cells of your dog and causes anemia. In a worst-case scenario, it can even lead to the requirement of blood transfusion.

Avocado: While avocado has several health benefits for humans, they are toxic for our beloved dogs. Avocado contains persin, which is no less than poison for dogs. It causes breathing difficulty in dogs that can lead to death.

Blueberries: Yes, blueberries are safe for your dogs. They provide minerals, fibers, and vitamins, good for the dog’s health. Moreover, they are also rich in disease-fighting antioxidants and low in calories. They can be a delicious treat for your dog.

Salt: Yes, but in limited quantity. You need to be cautious not to add a high amount of salt to the dog’s food. Excess salt can result in diarrhea, seizure, and vomitings. In fact, it is better not to feed your dog chips, even if they show you their charming puppy eyes.

Nonetheless, ensure that your dog has water to avoid dehydration.

Conclusion,

It won’t be wrong to say that dogs are a blessing for humankind. And these ‘pawfect’ little friends deserve only the best treatment. Therefore, ensure that you don’t feed anything harmful to them. Keep all the human food as far away from them as possible so that even if they try to eat them, they can’t.

Always feed them nutritious and protein-rich food.

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