Vegetables dogs can and can't eat
Vegetables dogs can eat
Vegetables can be given to supplement the complete feed or as a useful substitute for dog treats. Many dogs find it good to have a piece of carrot and can easily replace a small part of the diet with vegetables, but no more than a maximum of 10 percent of the diet. Here's a look at some vegetables, root vegetables and spices you can give to your dog:
- Sweet potato
Dangerous vegetables for dogs
You should not give the dog any type of onion, both raw and cooked onions contain allicin, which can cause anaemia in your dog. Also avoid corn cobs which can get stuck in the intestine and require surgery to remove. Even avocado is inappropriate to tempt the dog with. Grapes can cause acute kidney failure in dogs.
Vegetables can also be given to supplement a complete food for satiety for a dog that needs to lose weight. Fibre-rich vegetables such as grated carrots and white cabbage can increase a portion and give a feeling of satiety. Also consult with veterinarian about suitable complete food options for weight loss.
Keep in mind that some vegetables can cause gas in the stomach. Start by giving a small amount at first and gradually increase when you see that the dog's stomach can handle it. Try your hand and pay attention to how your dog reacts. Consider shredding the vegetables or adjusting the size of the vegetable pieces so that the dog cannot put them down his throat.
Vegetarian diet for dogs?
Dogs are carnivores by nature and do not need to eat vegetables like us humans. Completely replacing meat-based feed requires a great deal of knowledge on the part of the dog owner. Among other things, it is important to ensure the content of high-quality protein sources from, for example, eggs or soy in the right balance. For those who want to give their dog a meat-free feed, there are complete vegetarian feeds in the retail trade. Before such a feed change takes place, you should check with your veterinarian. All dogs need a complete food that covers the nutritional needs.
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