People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets

Toxic and Dangerous Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat - Pets WebMD
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Just like humans, dogs can also have allergic reactions. It only takes one table scrap to learn if you pet has one. Avoid giving your pet any leftovers of your food when you’re eating. By establishing this rule in your household, you can eliminate any unknown risk to your pet. Now, that makes for a happy family. Wondering what types of food could be toxic to your dog? Here are a few foods that your dog should never eat.
The Dog Cancer Survival Guide devotes an entire chapter to a real food diet for our dogs battling cancer, advising both on the foods to give, and those to avoid.
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That said, I once had a foster Collie who threw up every premium food I tried. Guess it was just too rich for him. I finally bought plain old rock bottom Purina Dog Chow. (I went to the grocery at night, and hid it under my coat, lest someone I know might SEE me with such an awful product!) He did fine on this food. I used to avoid ANY product that contained corn, until I learned that it might be better for dogs only fed once a day, because of its more positive effect on the body’s glycemic index. Jump to Foods to avoid or restrict - While most foods safe for people are also safe for dogs, there are a few notable exceptions
Photo provided by FlickrDog owners should be aware that certain foods for humans are toxic for dogs. Here are 10 human foods to avoid feeding your dog.
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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.You wouldn’t stick a piece of raw meat into your mouth, so why would you feed it to your dog? Uncooked meats can harbor potentially deadly bacteria such as and Salmonella, which can on the digestive system. While dogs are typically less prone to infections from bacteria like these than humans are, the bacteria can still make them sick, says Hartogensis. After working with raw meat, avoid potentially contaminating your dog’s food and treats by washing your hands thoroughly before dipping your fingers into their bone bag. We know that good nutrition is the foundation of health. The devotes an entire chapter to a real food diet for our dogs battling cancer, advising both on the foods to give, and those to avoid.Fortunately, pet owners have become wiser since the melamine poisonings and massive recalls from 2007 and many are making decisions that will protect their pets. They have learned that quality control and food safety standards are shabby at best in many overseas and Chinese manufacturing plants and that even in the US, manufacturers have few safety and testing requirements. Pet owners are wisely avoiding treats and foods made in China and that’s good. But despite avoiding these products, their dogs continue to die and become ill.If you are unsure if you can feed a food to your dog, always consult your veterinarian first. As a general rule of thumb it is best to avoid feeding your dog human food anyways. While it can be hard to ignore those puppy dog eyes looking at you at the dinner table, feeding your dog can often result in weight gain among other more serious issues. To keep your dog out of harm’s way, it is best to stick to a diet of food specifically formulated to meet your dog’s nutritional needs.Recreational bones can help keep the teeth clean, avoid gum disease, and provide a great deal of chewing pleasure and exercise. I like to give large beef ribs, and take them away once all the meat has been removed, but these bones may be consumed by larger dogs and more aggressive chewers. Knuckle bones are good recreational bones, especially for large dogs. Marrow bones are OK but can be a problem if dogs get them between their molars and crunch down, as they are very hard and can cause broken teeth. The marrow is also very rich and may cause diarrhea (you can scoop some of it out with a spoon before feeding to help). Bones get harder as they dry out, so to avoid problems with broken teeth, it's better to take the bones away after a reasonable amount of time (anything from a few hours to a day or two). Bones should always be fed raw, as cooked bones become hard and brittle, which can be dangerous if consumed.While most foods safe for people are also safe for dogs, there are a few notable exceptions. Here are some foods you should not feed your dog: The following foods should be restricted: