Healthy Treats for Dogs and Cats, Plus Dangerous Foods to Avoid
Dog owners should be aware that certain foods for humans are toxic for dogs. Here are 10 human foods to avoid feeding your dog.
I avoid dog food that contains wheat gluten or corn. I talk more about how I pick food for my dogs in the article above. I am currently using Wellness kibble. I use the puppy formula in the beginning, and then switch to Wellness CORE once my dog is fully grown.
SHARE to keep your dogs happy and healthy!While you and Fido are sharing the couch you find yourself throwing him a couple salt-filled potato chips. However, you should know this may not be a good idea. Salty foods can cause excessive thirst and urination leading to sodium ion poisoning. In this case watch out for symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, depression, tremors, high temperature, and seizures or just avoid the salt.
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(10) Thinkstock SOURCES: American Veterinary Medical Association: "Raw or Undercooked Animal-Source Protein in Cat and Dog Diets," "Raw Pet Foods and the AVMA's Policy: FAQ." ASPCA: "Pet Nutrition Service," "How to Stuff a KONG Toy," "Foods That Are Hazardous to Dogs," "People Foods: Pretzels," "Giving Your Dog a Pill," "Thanksgiving Safety Tips," "Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets." ASPCA Action: "Top 10 Nutrients Your Pet Needs." Humane Society: "Peanut Butter Popsicles," "Sweet Potato Jerky." Michigan Humane Society: "Chocolate and Bones: Two Serious Dangers for Your Dog."Most senior and light diets are relatively low in fat, but look for those that are not also low in protein. Low-protein diets should be avoided, as they can increase the risk of both hyperlipidemia and pancreatitis. Diets that are low in both protein and fat are mostly carbohydrates. Dogs get more nutritional value from protein than from carbohydrates, so it’s better to feed a diet that is higher in protein and therefore lower in carbohydrates. You can increase the amount of protein in the diet by adding high-protein, low-fat fresh foods, if needed. Moderate amounts of protein (up to 30 percent on a dry matter basis, or 23 percent of calories) are recommended for dogs recovering from acute pancreatitis.Whatever type of hypoallergenic dog food is used, it should be fed for a minimum of 8-10 weeks to adequately assess the dog’s response. Most dogs experience at least a partial improvement in their food allergy symptoms within the first 4-6 weeks, but several dog breeds (including Labrador Retrievers and Cocker Spaniels) may require a longer period of time to respond. It is important to feed only the hypoallergenic dog food, avoiding all other foods, treats and even flavored medications such as chewable heartworm preventives, antibiotics, and pain relievers.One question that I am commonly asked, “Is it bad for my dog if it occasionally has some cat food as a snack?” This should not be any worse than if your cat has an occasional doggie biscuit. However, for optimal pet health, I would not recommend incorporating the other pet’s food into your pet’s diet — and instead do all that you can to feed each species of pet its species-specific diet. So as it relates to dogs, ideally I recommend feeding your pup food designed for dogs to avoid health issues.