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Human Foods That My Dog Should And Shouldn't Eat..

We all know it, your owner is once again showing off in the kitchen to impress everyone and everyone and during an inattentive moment something falls on the floor. RATTSSSSSS! You were there like the chickens and satisfied you are proudly eating your catch a little further away. Whether this happens on a regular basis, consciously or unconsciously, you see the owner thinking.. can she have this?? After a moment of doubt, the phone is picked up to see if this so-called prey that I have just eaten has been so good for me. It interests me fairly little myself and my focus once again goes to the kitchen counter where I see that piece of carrot again flirting with the abyss. After a short check, the owner looks at me and 'the coast is clear'. A second piece of carrot is approvingly thrown in my direction because in the end… one is not, so bring that piece of carrot here.

Dogs And Chocolate

These kinds of situations are more common and it is certainly not always a party. For example, recently a chocolate fell on the floor and as you know.. HOPPAAA, I was there again in no time. Unfortunately I didn't get the time to triumphantly devour my prey this time because my trusty, sweet well-shaped owner turned into a Dennis van der Geest 'look a like' and laid me horizontal with an ippon to snatch the chocolate out of my mouth again .

What Can My Dog Eat?

In addition to an 'accidental' snack from time to time, we know very well how to seduce our owner to give us snacks from those wonderful people. We'll start with a little squeak, lower our heads a bit, and then we'll raise our gaze and reveal our secret weapon... puppyeyes! It is all well and good that this works, but it is important that our owner thinks carefully and if necessary checks whether we are really allowed to have it. Our intestinal system and therefore our digestive system works differently than in humans. This means that some foods that are safe for humans can be harmful to dogs. Some human foods (in moderation) are safe for us and can provide important nutrients and health benefits (LET'S GOOO)! To narrow down the designation of "some human foods" I've put together a list of the most common human foods that are and aren't good for us (those folks literally put anything and everything in their mouths, so never be wrong to take a look). to check). Make sure that this list is under the nose of your owner, so that he can throw you such a tasty piece of carrot or salmon with peace of mind.

Please note: this list obviously does not contain everything that we may or may not receive from our owners. It is a collection of our recommendations and most commonly used products in the kitchen of our owners (these also appear in the recommendations of various dog authorities; AKC, RSPCA and ASCPA). If, like my owner, you have developed allergies / intolerances or need a specific diet - always consult the man in the white coat who is sweet, but sometimes acts stupid (veterinarian).

Stay safe, stay safe and keep a close eye on that counter friends!


Vegetables fruit

WELL GOOD

Apples

Apples provide many important vitamins for dogs, such as vitamins A and C. Apples are also a good source of fiber, which can help regulate a dog's digestive system. A fart once in a while is not wrong, but when this happens too often it can become disturbing. However, make sure to remove the seeds and core*. Note : Eating rotting apples can lead to alcohol poisoning in dogs, so be sure to check the condition of your apples closely.

Banana

Dogs can eat bananas in moderation. They are full of magnesium, which is important for good bone health, but they are high in sugar. Give this sweet treat in moderation, and not too often (dogs belong on the ground and not in the tree).

Blueberries

A dog can eat blueberries just fine. Blueberries are a rich source of fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals, which can provide a range of health benefits for dogs. Research from 2012 suggests that antioxidants may help improve age-related problems in older dogs.

Pineapple

A few pieces of pineapple make a great sweet treat for dogs as long as the spiky outer shell and crown are removed first. This tropical fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. It also contains bromeliad, an enzyme that makes it easier for dogs to absorb protein.

Carrot

Chewing and eating carrots can help a dog's oral hygiene by removing plaque from their teeth. Carrots are also a good source of Vitamin A which is beneficial for a dog's immune system, skin and coat. However, too much vitamin A can be toxic, so feed your dog this orange friendly stick in moderation.

Cucumber

Cucumbers are a safe, low-calorie snack for dogs and can be a good option for those who are overweight (FYI; don't work the same way with honeys). Cucumbers are also high in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin K.

Green beans

Plain, unseasoned green beans are a good and healthy snack for your dog. They are a source of protein and also contain calcium, iron and vitamin K, among other things. Dogs can eat green beans cooked or raw, but make sure they are cut (to prevent choking).

Celery

Speaking of diets. Celery is a great little snack for dieting dogs as it is low in fat and cholesterol and is an excellent source of fiber. Think about; folic acid, vitamins A, C and K. This crunchy vegetable can also freshen your dog's breath, every dog ​​deserves a hug and a kiss and when things also smell good, that's a BONUS. Make sure to cut the celery into small pieces (to avoid choking).

Peas And Other Legumes

Green peas, snow peas, sugar snap peas, and garden or English peas are all fine for dogs. Peas have several vitamins and minerals and are rich in protein and fiber. You can feed your dog fresh or frozen peas BUT avoid canned peas due to added sodium (toxic).

*NB

When you feed your dog fruit, be aware that you always remove the seeds from it before giving it to them. Fruit kernels generally contain toxic substances for dogs.

Fish and Poultry

WELL GOOD

Salmon, Tuna and Shrimp

As described in an earlier blog, many types of fish are good for your dog. These selected fish are all safe for dogs to eat and also a good source of protein. Salmon and tuna are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help keep your dog's immune system, coat and skin healthy. The B vitamins in shrimp can also help maintain your dog's digestive health and promote healthy blood circulation. Just to be sure, I recommend cooking fish before feeding it to your dog (uncooked fish can contain harmful parasites).

Chicken

Regular fried or boiled chicken (unseasoned) is a good form of food for your dog if it has an upset stomach. Before you give boiled or baked chicken to your dog, you must first remove the fat. Too much fat can cause thyroid problems in your dog.

Turkey

Boiled and/or baked turkey is safe for dogs to eat (unseasoned and well-done). Many commercial dog foods contain turkey, as it is a good source of protein. Before you give cooked turkey to your dog, you must first remove the fat. Too much fat can cause thyroid problems in your dog.

Eggs

Eggs are generally safe for dogs. Boiled eggs are a great source of protein and can help with an upset stomach. However, eating raw egg whites can contribute to a biotin deficiency, so be careful not to feed your dog raw eggs too often.

Carbohydrates, Grains and Nuts

WELL GOOD

White rice

Cooked white rice is a good form of nutrition if your dog has an upset stomach. This is because it is easily digestible and helps to bind the stool. However, too much white rice can spike blood sugar, so dogs with diabetes should only eat it in small amounts.

peanut butter

Unsalted peanut butter with no added sugars or sweeteners is safe for dogs to eat in moderation. Peanut butter contains many good elements, including vitamins E and B, Niacin, healthy fats and protein. *IMPORTANT, always check that the peanut butter does not contain any sweetener; xylitol. As mentioned earlier, this substance is highly toxic to dogs.

Quinoa

Quinoa is still a relatively unknown form of nutrition for many people, let alone your dog. But yes, quinoa is ok for dogs. It can even be found in some "premium" dog foods these days. Quinoa's balanced nutritional profile makes it a healthy alternative to corn, wheat and soy -- starches traditionally commonly used to make dog food.

Honey

Honey is packed with nutrients such as vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper and antioxidants (wow what a wonderful list). You can and should feed your dog small amounts of honey. This can help with allergies.

Corn

Many people may not know it, but corn is one of the most common ingredients in dog foods. In this case we are only talking about the grains and not the cob. This is difficult for a dog to digest and can cause intestinal blockages (so leave that flask lying around).

popcorn

Plain popcorn without salt, butter or sugar can be a nutritious treat for your dog. Popcorn contains minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus and zinc, all of which are important for keeping dogs healthy. I can well imagine that you generally do not eat unsalted / sweet popcorn, but with this one.. Bowl for you, bowl for him / her.

Vegetables fruit

NOT GOOD!

Oranges, Lemon, Lime And Grapefruit

Citrus fruits contain citric acid. While eating small amounts of peeled citrus fruit is okay for some dogs, it can cause an upset stomach in others. Excessive use of citric acid can lead to damage to your dog's nervous system. A mandarin segment every now and then can't hurt, but be careful with this.

Avocado

Avocados contain a substance called persin , which is toxic to dogs. It can cause vomiting and diarrhea. Better leave it on the counter.

Grapes And Raisins

Grapes, raisins and currants are all highly toxic to dogs. Even small amounts can cause kidney failure and, in some cases, death. Also, do not feed dogs products that may contain these foods, such as cake, sultana or raisin bread.

Onions, Garlic And Other Garlic Varieties

These products are all part of the allium family. They contain sulphurous substances that are toxic to dogs and can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps and even anemia.

Koko's Products

Dogs should NOT drink coconut water due to its high potassium content. We humans should generally not eat too much coconut products as it can cause stomach upset or diarrhea.

Milk And Caffeine

Products

NOT GOOD!

Chocolate And Coffee / Caffeine Products

Cocoa contains theobromine and, to a limited extent, caffeine. Dogs are very sensitive to theobromine and should therefore not consume it under any circumstances. The darker the chocolate, the more theobromine and therefore the more dangerous for the dog. Theobromine is an alkaloid, part of the methylxanthine family, which also includes theophylline and caffeine. They contain substances that are toxic to dogs and can lead to vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. In worse measures, it can cause anemia in dogs resulting in death.

ice cream (cream)

Ice cream generally contains a lot of sugar. For us as humans, consuming it is not exactly good (it is tasty) and that is why dogs should not eat it at all.

Other

NOT GOOD!

Nuts

Watch out with dogs and nuts! Take the Macadamia nut for example. These are toxic to dogs and can cause muscle weakness, vomiting, dehydration and hypothermia. Other varieties contain large amounts of oils and fats. These fats can cause vomiting and diarrhea and possibly even thyroid problems.

Cinnamon

No one takes a big bite of cinnamon for fun. However, it is good to report that in dogs it can lead to vomiting, diarrhea and even liver problems.

Xylitol

Xylitol is a sugar substitute that manufacturers add to various human foods. However, as mentioned earlier, Xylitol is highly toxic to dogs. It can cause liver failure and dangerously low blood sugar levels. So watch out for this!

Salt Food

Too much salt is not good for anyone! It can induce excessive thirst in dogs, which in turn can lead to excessive urination, as well as sodium poisoning.

Alcohol

It seems obvious but for some it is still wise to mention.. Never give your dog alcohol or products containing alcohol. Alcohol is very dangerous for dogs and can lead to a range of serious complications and consequences, including comatose state up to death.

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