Dogs, they are our best friends, and being the nice humans we are we want to share everything with them. But be careful, some of the things you are feeding your dog can potentially be very harmful. In this article we will cover some foods you dog can and can not eat. Including that age old question; Can dogs eat bananas?
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Although its not as easy for your dog to get into a banana as a monkey when you are not too busy using it as a gun, a cell phone or a boomerang it is perfectly fine for your dog to eat bananas.
Bananas are a fantastic way for your dog to stock up on nutrients such as Potassium, vitamins B & C and Biotin. Biotin is a B complex vitamin which is perfect for helping your dog maintain nice healthy skin and a shiny coat. Being super high in fibre bananas also help keep your dog stay nice and regular.. dont go bananas though too much can cause constipation.
It might be your dogs dream to by lying in bed with you feeding them a bunch of grapes. Unfortunately, we're going to have to burst your dog's bubble.Grapes can be very harmful to dogs and can result in canine kidney failure or other dangerous and quite possibly life threatening illnesses.
However, for some strange reason, this is not the case for all dogs. Some dogs absolutely love grapes and it is even widely known that dogs can be trained using grapes as a treat.
If you have fed your dogs grapes in the past and have not noticed any issues dont stress, just mention it to your vet next time you go in for a check up. If you have fed your dog grapes and you see the signs of toxicosis (fatigue, diarrhoea or vomiting) you should get to your vet ASAP!
Like us dogs love blueberries. Fortunately, it is safe for our little friends to eat them! Because of their high fibre content and vitamins A, B, C, E & K they are even loaded into a lot of common dog foods.
Also just like us, if your dog eats too many blueberries they are going to get an upset stomach and probably spend a couple of hours on the doggy toilet. So be sure to keep an eye on how much you feed them.
For a perfect treat after a walk on a hot day, try feeding your little guy a handful of frozen blueberries!
Like us, dogs have a sweet tooth. Unfortunately, they cant get their fix from a block of chocolate like we can, so apples are a great way to get them their sweet fix. An added bonus is that apples have even been known to be good for their teeth!
Be careful though, you dont want to go giving your dog a whole apple to chew on. The seeds contain cyanide which is poisonous to both humans and pets. The cores can also be quite tough for smaller dogs and could be a choking hazard.
Just like blueberries too much apple can cause diarrhoea and a sore stomach so be sure to only give out this treat in moderation.
Yes kale is safe for dogs to eat! Again just keep on eye on how much they eat, too much kale can cause diarrhoea and stomach discomfort. Most dogs really love chewing on the thicker stalks of the kale for a treat!
Do you want your dog to see in the dark? Yeah so do we. Unfortunately, carrots wont give you dog super powers, however being high in beta-carotene carrots are great for your dogs general eye health.
Carrots will help maintain your dogs skin and coat so are a perfect snack for all dogs, especially if those with a longer coat.
You can feed your dog both raw and cooked carrot, just be sure to cut them down into bite sized pieces to limit any choking hazards. Carrots also have a high sugar content so be careful not to give them too much in one sitting or once again you will quite possibly have a dog with an upset stomach.
So if you want to be a responsible pet owner or become a pet sitter, you need to know what your dog can or can't eat!
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