Ask Away...: Treats And Eats For Man's Best Friend

Friday, March 31, 2017

Treats And Eats For Man's Best Friend








If you're the type of person that cooks an amazing dinner - full to the brim with rich wines, cheeses, and meats - for the whole family at the end of a hard week and feeds the leftovers to a patient pooch waiting under the table then stop right there.


No - don't stop making and cooking amazing food, just don't give it to your dog! It might seem heartless, but dogs need to eat right to live a long and fulfilling life. As smaller animals than humans, dogs are susceptible to different illnesses, and their smaller stomachs might not be able to handle the rich palette of our foods - in fact, we can't really handle it ourselves! Most humans are lactose intolerant and pay no heed to this. While it can be a nice treat, don't give your dog the food that you eat over the long term as it can lead to more than just an upset stomach.
This might leave you a bit confused as to what you can actually give to your dog. It might not seem like an exact science - but it is. We'll move onto the food in a bit, but the amounts vary. If you've got a big Labrador, it will obviously need a lot more food and water than a smaller Chihuahua. Feeding guides are all over dog food - so just be sure to know the weight of the dog before you start filling bowls up. One thing you can't go wrong with is water, just fill the bowl up whenever it is empty - critically important on hotter days.


In terms of actually feeding your dog - many breeds have specially prepared food and if not that, food exists to feed dogs of all ages, from puppies to seniors. If you own a bulldog, for example, and you're unsure, there are plenty of resources that can let you know the best food for your bulldog pal. Learning here is key - and it's worth feeding your dog its staple food from the get-go, before it develops a taste for the finer things in life.


In terms of actually feeding your dog - many breeds have specially prepared food and if not that, food exists to feed dogs of all ages, from puppies to seniors. If you own a bulldog, for example, and you're unsure, there are plenty of resources that can let you know the best food for your bulldog pal. Learning here is key - and it's worth feeding your dog its staple food from the get-go, before it develops a taste for the finer things in life.


But what human food can you give to a dog? Save this stuff for treats. Peanut butter is a great treat as it's pretty good for dogs anyway as long as it is totally natural. The best bet here is to make it yourself with organic ingredients. Yoghurt is good as well, just don't give the dog too much. If you want to serve up some meat for pooch - stick to boiled chicken and turkey.









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