When considering what pet foods you can feed your pet, take into consideration that like humans, all dogs are different. They have different tastes, like different food textures and there are food that may upset a tummy every now and again. Dog Day Getaway is going to break down some of the different foods you can try giving to your dog versus processed dog treats and those foods you should never give your dog.
Pet Foods That Are Organic and Great For Your Dog
When I peel a banana, my dog comes running. I’m amazed at how he can hear a banana peel, but if I say the word bath he hides. There are a good number of fresh veggies and fruits you can feed your dogs as treats or even meals (mostly veg). This pet foods list is quite simple, any vegetable or fruit that is organic is great for your dog.
- Watermelon (no rinds)
- Other Melon (no rinds)
- Peaches (no pits)
- Pears (no stem)
- Sweet Potato (cooked)
- Brown Rice (cooked)
- Tomatoes (cooked or raw)
- Cucumber (raw)
- Green/Red/Orange/Yellow Peppers (no seeds)
blockquote>TIP: If you’re going to introduce a new food to your dog, be sure it’s a small amount and check on them every so often to determine if it doesn’t agree with them.
Foods/Products You Should Never Give Your Dog
There are those products that you would think would be ok to give your dog, not the case. Chocolate for instance is one of the worst treat you can give your pet. There’s more and we’ve compiled a list of those foods NOT to feed your pet:
- Chocolate: toxic to heart and nervous system
- Alcohol (beer, wine, liquor): Coma, death from intoxication
- Cooked Bones: stomach ulcer and lacerations
- Dairy (milk, cheese): Too much dairy product can lead to diarrhea leading to dehydration
- Mushrooms: Toxic shock
- Caffeine: vomiting, diarrhea and toxic to nervous system
- Avocado: Vomiting and diarrhea
- Walnuts/Macadamia Nuts: Nervous system and muscle damage
- Xylitol (from candy and gum): Liver failure, hypoglycemia leading to death
- Raisins, Currants and Cherries: Kidney Failure
- Onions & Garlic: Anemia and blood cell damage
- Grapes: Kidney failure
- Fried Foods (potato chips, french fries, etc): can cause pancreatitis
- Medications (Tylenol, Advil, Bayer): Ulcers and potentially kidney failure.
TIP: If trying a new homemade dog biscuit, vegetable or fruit, be sure to give to your dog outside. If they spit it out or puke it up, it will be outside, and not on your expensive carpet (fake grass to a dog).