Dog owners consider their pets not just pets, but family members. And often they are fed accordingly, that is, all that they eat themselves. However, not all products from the human diet are suitable for dogs. Some can even cause significant harm to the health of the pet.
We studied the recommendations of veterinarians and dog breeders and compiled a list of products that can be given to dogs and which should be excluded.
Chocolate contains an element such as theobromine, which adversely affects the health of the dog. It disrupts the circulatory system, diarrhea can begin. In addition, there is a lot of sugar in chocolate. It is better to give your pet a banana, apple or dried fruit, which he will eat with no less pleasure.
The dog's body almost does not absorb glucose, so the consumption of sweets leads to a number of negative consequences: disruption of the bowels, allergies, tooth decay, problems with eyes. If the dog begs for yummy, instead of sweets you can give a few slices of apple.
Grapes contain little-studied toxin, which adversely affects the kidneys of the dog. But they can easily give other berries, both fresh and dried.
Mushrooms can contain dangerous toxins that affect the body of the animal and cause shock. In some cases, the use of mushrooms can end in death. It is better to treat your pet with green peas instead. However, like other legumes, it should be given in small quantities - as a treat.
Dogs should not be given dishes with mayonnaise, even if they are very requested. Mayonnaise contains many additives, including mustard, vinegar, preservatives, which adversely affect the health of the animal. It is better to give a boiled egg, crumbled and added to the main diet.
Fish is useful not only for people but also for dogs, and will be an excellent addition to the basic diet. But at the same time it is absolutely not recommended to feed the animal with fried fish. The safest options are boiled or frozen fish without entrails and heads. With this treatment, dangerous parasites die, but most of the necessary nutrients remain.
Onions and garlic irritate the dog's gastrointestinal mucosa and can adversely affect its sense of smell. In addition, these products contain toxic substances for dogs, which can lead to acute poisoning and even death. It is better to replace onions and garlic with carrots, which, in addition to being rich in vitamins, is an excellent “toothbrush” for a dog.
Most dogs like avocados if they try them. However, the fruit of this plant contains persin toxic for dogs, causing vomiting and diarrhea. It is better to offer the animal no less nutritious pumpkin or zucchini.
Some dog owners believe that a small amount of alcohol does not harm their pets, and treat them to beer or even stronger drinks. However, despite the fact that many dogs like alcohol, they are strictly forbidden to give them water, because it is toxic to animals. In addition to water, a pet can be given a small amount of apple juice.
Cow's milk contains lactose, which the adult dog's body processes very poorly. It is best to water the dog. If the pet loves milk, but it is poorly absorbed by the body, you can try to replace it with goat or cow, but strongly diluted with water.
Baking often contains sugar and other additives that are undesirable for dogs, such as raisins. A separate danger is the yeast dough, which causes fermentation processes in the intestine. It is better to replace a dangerous product with a fruit delicacy.
Most nuts, especially walnuts, cause digestive upset in dogs. They are poorly digested and can even lead to serious poisoning. Peanuts, which, although called peanuts, are perfect as a delicacy, in fact, belong to the legume family. If the dog is not allergic, you can give unsalted peanut butter, but not more than 1 tsp. per day.
Citrus fruits can cause vomiting and diarrhea. But the greens, on the contrary, contributes to the work of the digestive system. In addition, mint and parsley are perfect to eliminate the unpleasant smell from the dog's mouth.
Cheese for the dog's body is too fat and too salty. Systematic consumption of cheese leads to disruption of the liver and pancreas. A single large amount of cheese can lead to diarrhea. Its full replacement is low-fat cottage cheese.
Salt in large quantities is harmful to dogs and practically does not need them. But flax seeds and linseed oil help to normalize the work of all organs, if you add these products to your daily diet.