Feed This Not That…for a Healthy Dog
Do you know what you should be feeding your dog?
If you’re a dog loving pet parent, you’ve probably seen a lot of conflicting information about the types of food a healthy dog needs to eat to maintain optimum health.
After all, some people swear by raw meat and see massive health improvements, then some people feed them supposed “Toxic” foods for years with no problems at all. While others seem to have issues with perfectly healthy foods.
Whatever you feed your dog, you know it’s important that you pay attention to your dog’s appearance and energy levels and age to make sure they’re getting their nutritional needs met.
You’re smart enough to know that many dogs will telegraph their health if you know what to look for. Clear, shiny eyes and a healthy coat paired with an energetic disposition are usually evidence that a dog feels well and gets the nutrition he or she needs.
In this post, we’ll look at 5 common foods stuffs that can be downright dangerous for your dog plus lifestyle habits that can help you keep Max in great health.
First, here 5 common (yet dangerous) food items dogs sometimes eat:
Many dogs love these – we’ve heard of frozen grapes being used as treats – unfortunately, many dogs are not able to properly digest them and they can cause sudden kidney failure. Veterinarians are unclear as to why grapes and raisins can be so dangerous to dogs and it’s a subject they’re studying so it’s wise to stay away from them.
2. Cooked Chicken bones
Why would your pet have chicken bones in the first place? Two ways, you gave your dog a piece of cooked chicken on the bone or your pet went through the garbage. Cooked bones can splinter and puncture your pet’s organs. Dogs can also choke on them. Save yourself a heart wrenching trip to the vet hospital and keep cooked bones away from your furkids.
3. Moldy or spoiled food
Look if it’s not safe for you, it’s not safe for your dog….even though they enjoy dumpster diving. If you have a pet that is driven to get in the trash, you may have to come up with an innovative solution such as always using a trash can with a lid or keeping your dog out of the kitchen when you’re not around. Baby gates are good for keeping dogs out of a room where they don’t need to be.
These are healthy for people but not for your dog. Multiple studies show that dogs who eat large quantities of onions can develop anemia. What’s a large quantity? It depends on the size of your dog but best not to chance it.
These small, round berries may pack a healthy wallop for humans but for your dog? Not so much. The fruit can give them a tummy ache but more dangerous are the seeds. They have a form of naturally occurring cyanide (really something called amygdalin which can turn into cyanide) in them. Crazy, right? So keep the cherries away from Fido.
What Should I Feed My Dog Then?
Instead of feeding any of those foods, you could feed your baby carrots, apple slices, green beans, mix some spinach in their food, or pieces of celery.
Of course, we recommend our yummy kangaroo treats. They’re healthy and high in protein.
More on those in a minute. But first, I want to share a little about omega 3’s fatty acids. These are essential your pet’s health and many dogs don’t get enough of them.
The Power of Omega 3’s
You’re probably familiar with the wonders of these healthy fats but in case you’re not, here’s a brief recap. Omega 3 fatty acids are essential to your pet’s cellular health.
They reduce inflammation so your pet suffers less with joint disorders like doggie arthritis, they’re good for the eyes, the brain, the heart and keep your pet’s coat shiny and silky. Some pet parents have found their dog’s skin irritations cleared up after getting more omega 3’s in their diet.
You can discover more about the power of omega 3’s here and you’ll want to check your pet’s food that it includes these important fats.
You can also find them in some healthy dog treats.
What about Omega Rich Healthy Treats?
What if I told you your dog could enjoy high protein low in fat dog treats that were 100% natural AND that were packed with healthy omega 3’s? Would you be interested?
Because here at Pet Snacks we offer those dog treats. They have no additives, no fillers, just pure meat that dogs love.
We know you’re tired of pet food recalls and snacks filled with additives and who knows what. (It’s embarrassing what goes in some “so-called” treats. There’s hardly anything edible! Sawdust, rancid meat, floor sweepings molded together and “flavored” with chemicals. Ugh. That’s not what I want to feed my dog and I don’t think you do either.)
Pure Meat Treats (Get Them at a Discount)
We only use human grade, free range kangaroo.Kangeroo meat is high in protein, low in fat and rich in healthy omega 3’s. Just imagine feeding your dog treats you can feel good about.
Go ahead and take a look at our new Premium Kangaroo Fillet Dog Treats.