Saturday, August 31, 2019

Human Food for Dogs

If you’re a dog owner, you want nothing more than to show your dogs how much you love them and help them to feel like a part of your family.

We all know the old saying: “The way to your dog’s heart is through her stomach.”

Some people like purchasing the best high-quality dog foods to give their canine the right balance of nutrients they need. Besides, some pet lovers like making their own dog food. And supplementing your dog’s chow with some human foods it a good idea.

However, though we love making our pups happy by showering them with treats, you should remember that feeding your pooch anything not marketed with a dog on the box can be very tricky. Some foods are healthy for humans but can be toxic and potentially deadly for dogs.

Even when you ask Google “what human foods dog can eat” you’re likely to get back some confusing and conflicting answers. Don't panic!

In this situation, the best thing you can do for yourself is uncomplicated things. Even with food is deemed “safe” for dogs to eat, a rule of thumb is to feed it to your dog in moderation. All foods should be introduced into your dog’s diet gradually, so you can monitor him for adverse effects like allergic reactions.

Furthermore, always keep in mind that all dogs are different. One dog may tolerate a food just fine, while another experiences adverse effects. Most healthy dogs are perfectly able to digest raw meat without issue. But if your dog has a sensitive stomach, even commonly fed people food might not be an option for them.

Before sharing your snacks with your furry friend, read on the following infographic from CyberPet to learn which human foods are safe and which can send your dog straight to the vet.

Attribution to with this graphic.

About the Author:
Leo Wilson graduated from a university major in animal health and behavior. He had over a decade of experiences working in the pet industry and has contributed many dogs and pet-related articles to several websites before he decided to start sharing his knowledge on his own blog. And when he is not busy working, he and his wonderful wife love spending time at home with their 3 dogs and 2 cats.

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