Can I Feed My Dog Human Food Every Day?
Feeding your dog exclusively human food every day must be done with caution in order to ensure your pet is getting all of the nutrients he needs. As for feeding human food as snacks every day, this also must be done carefully to avoid overfeeding and to be sure you don't include human foods that are harmful to your pet.
A Human Food Diet
A trend over the last several years is to feed dogs a diet made up entirely of human food. The diet will typically consist of grains, meats, and vegetables. A trend over the last several years is to feed dogs a diet made up entirely of human food. The diet will typically consist of grains, meats, and vegetables. While this may be a healthy option, it must be approached carefully.
If you've decided that this diet is what you want for your pet, do your research carefully to find recipes that will provide all the nutrition your dog needs.
It can be difficult to find reliable sources, and much of the information you'll find in books and online sources is conflicting. That's why it's always best to run your human-food diet plans by your vet before you get started.
Human Foods That Are Dangerous To Pets
What dog doesn't love a piece of chicken or a bit of your hamburger? While there is nothing wrong with the occasional snack, moderation is key. Also, if you're going to give your dog table food, it's important to know which foods are safe for your pet and which are not.
Examples of foods that are dangerous to dogs include:
- Xylitol (an artificial sweetener)
- Yeast dough
When given properly, human food can be fine for your pet—and your pet will surely be happy with the change!
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