As a dog owner, it is perfectly acceptable to be confused about what to feed your dog when you bring them home. Many pet stores usually offer dog food or supplies as a complimentary package for new dog owners to give them an idea of what they should feed their dogs.
When you have a dog that is just a few weeks old, feeding it raw or cooked food is not recommended, that is why pet stores usually send you off with your pup and a bag of dog goodies which includes kibbles and chew toys. You should feed dogs between 0-16 weeks with high-quality kibbles that are explicitly designed for their breed, but you can still consult a vet doctor to know if you can switch things up with cooked food when they are almost 16 weeks. The nutritional demand for dogs is something to take seriously as they grow. This is why experts are cautious about food recommendations for dogs.
Feeding your dog depends on several factors, ranging from its age, breed, and observed allergies. If you are confused about what you should or shouldn't feed your dog, here is a guide for food to consider or avoid.
Grains are perfect as a choice food to feed your dogs, but only when they are cooked. You can provide your dogs with rice and pasta, but it must be plain white, with no addition of salt or anything. Also, oatmeal is suitable for your dog as they do not have high gluten contents that some are allergic to.
Sweets are not something to feed your dog, yes, their brown-doe eyes can be boring to you while you are munching on your candies, but they are bad for them because they contain xylitol, a form of sweetened sugar found in baked goods, gums, sweets, and toothpaste. According to the people at thewisepup.com, macadamia nuts are bad for dogs' feed. It causes them to vomit, run at a high temperature, and have muscle shakes. Chocolates are harmful and should not be consumed by dogs because they contain theobromine which causes them to vomit, have heart seizures, diarrhea, or lead to death, depending on the amount consumed or size of the dog.
Yes, vegetables such as carrot sticks, green beans, cucumber slices, or zucchini slices are healthy for your dogs as they contain the nutrients they need.
Dogs can feed on carrots, watermelon apples, bananas, sweet potatoes, blueberries, strawberries, and blackberries. They have nutrients beneficial to them, but permanently remove the seeds in these fruits before serving them to your dog. But grapes and raisins are sour for dogs and cause kidney failure, the same way peaches and plums contain poisonous cyanide. Also, dogs shouldn't eat persimmons and avocados, and it can block their intestines.
This is a no-no. Keep coffee, tea, and other caffeinated products away from your dog at all times. Be guarded by the fact that caffeine is very toxic and could make your dog get sick, so if you are thinking about giving your pup a sip from your cup, you need to stop.
Keep food that has ingredients of onions and garlic far away from your dogs. Whether in its raw, powdered, cooked, or dehydrated, they are potent and can kill a dog's red blood cell, which can cause anemia.
If you do not know, some dogs are allergic to dairy products, so you should not feed them with milk or ice cream. Also, milk or dairy products cause digestive problems for dogs and lead to diarrhea, so don't leave milk lying around the house for your dog to sip from.
Fatty foods are not a good diet for your dog, as it causes their pancreas to inflammation and affects their body weight. Also, it would be good if you were wary of giving your dogs salty foods as too much intake causes sodium ion poisoning, excessive thirst, and urination for them.
Raw foods have a high percentage of bacteria, so feeding your dogs this kind of food could lead to food poisoning for them, including bare-bones too. But, your dog can enjoy well-cooked lean cuts of meat with all the fats taken off and get nutrients from it, not bacteria.
So, there you have it, they should eat and shouldn't eat dog foods that can help your kernel friend live a long and healthy life.
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