Sunday, January 17, 2010

Avoid Table Scraps in Your Dog's Diet

We all do it. Our cute, furry little friends practically smiling at us from behind the kitchen table. The ears and tail wagging. We know what our dog is after. Just a small tidbit from dinner would be fun, right? What's wrong? This is just a bite or two after all.

Hold Fido's ears he does not want to hear this. A dog food really should not contain table scraps. Food people just that ... for the people. A dog's nutritional needs are not equal to humans. Sure, we eat the same things, but feeding your pet from the table is one of the biggest mistakes for your pet. A dog food does not need all the extra stuff we put into our food.

People have a problem with obesity. A dog can have this problem, too. If the dog food consists mostly of scraps from the table, a high possibility that your dog will have difficulty maintaining a healthy weight. Even a few pounds over weight can really make a difference in the quality and length of your pets life. Curb begging and stick to weapons.

If you have a dog that is not picky eater, can be tempted to let your pet be the garbage disposal at home, but really, it's not a good idea. Food certain people may be dangerous to dogs and should never be part of your dog food. Grapes, for example, has been known to cause serious problems for dogs, even death. Chicken bones and popcorn can also be a problem for your dog. Permitting large quantities of chocolate can be dangerous in dog food.

A poor diet even appear on the page. When dieting dogs are not in the best condition, the output of your pet will be greater in size, smell, and mess. The advantage to choosing a healthy diet your dog will look at your pet's health, and also, during the walk around the block.

There were several occasions when a supplement or treat from the kitchen might be fine, but never excessive. Talk to your veterinarian about a healthy diet for your dog's diet. If you just have to continue to eat Fido at the table, many vets recommend you give your pet ice cubes or pieces of carrot to munch on between scheduled meal times. Providing your pet these healthy alternatives to pizza and cupcakes gives you the freedom to choose healthy and nutritious snack for your dog's diet.

So, next time your beloved pet will begin to look your grub, distracting. Do not reach your fat steak or chicken leg. Instead, throw your friend a cold, refreshing ice cube to bat around and munch. Some baby carrots will keep Fido happy and make you feel comfortable with your choices for the value of your dog's diet. You will know that you do your best to maintain high-quality diet for your pet.


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