Doggie Diet Do’s and Dont’s
If you are anything like our staff here at Remland Insurance, they you probably own a dog or two and love them like they are part of the family. Dogs are a special asset to any home and studies show that households with dogs are more active, happy and rejuvenated when they arrive home from work. Humans and dogs co-exist extremely well together, and make life more enjoyable in evening after a long, hard day.
Dogs may seem as though they are just like any other family member. They are attached to you the moment you walk in the door. They follow you around the house, sit next to you while you watch TV, and cannot wait for a nightly walk around the neighborhood. But, did you know that by feeding your pets some very common human food, you could be putting them at great risk? The following list of food you may have in your cabinet is considered very harmful to your pet’s digestive tract and can cause major complications if consumed. To avoid future health risks, its best to avoid foods like these:
- Grapes & Raisins
- Fruit with a Pit
- Macadamia Nuts
- Chicken Bones (could potentially puncture intestines)
- Potato Peelings
- Coffee or Tea (grounds included)
- Alcohol of any kind
- Human Vitamins
- Raw Eggs or fish
- Dairy products
- Sugar-Free foods
- Fast Food (extremely fatty and hard for the pancreas to process)
Keep your pet healthy and young by avoiding these harmful human foods. Always ask your vet if you plan to change your dog’s dietary regiment. We recommend a mild, organic or mostly natural diet for your dogs. Read labels of the dog food you are currently purchasing to be sure it’s healthy for your particular dog. Have a wonderful Monday, and love of those wonderful doggies of yours!