Table scraps are never acceptable

Foods you should never give your dog

We can’t help but spoil our pets; we just love them so much. But you don’t want to harm your furbaby with human foods. While some vegetables and fruits are healthy for them, there are some foods that you should never feed your pet.

Table scraps are never acceptable

October 11, 2018

Avoid these at all costs

Just because humans can eat it, it doesn’t mean we can feed it to our pets. Table scraps should rather end up in the dustbin than in your pet’s tummy. This is due to the high amount of fat in human food that can cause pancreatitis, which is a very serious condition in dogs. Other foods that you should avoid at all times include:

  • Grapes
  • Raisins
  • Avocado
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Xylitol
  • Chocolate
  • Caffeine
  • Bones

In moderation

Human foods that can only be given in small portions to dogs, mainly due to their high sodium/salt  content, include:

  • Cheese
  • Biltong slices
  • Dry wors
  • Dental chews
  • Viennas
  • Frankfurter
  • Popcorn

Good to eat

So, are there any human foods that we can give our dogs? These fruits and vegetables are safe, but to prevent choking, they should be cut into bite-size bits:

  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
  • Carrot sticks

The ideal is to feed your pet food and treats that are specifically formulated for him. Choose from a variety of kibble, wet food, semi-moist bite-size treats, biscuits and ovals that contain vitamins, minerals and omega-3 and -6 available from Family Pet Centre.

Keep in mind

Always keep your pet’s total calorie intake for the day in mind. If you feed him treats during the day, he can only have the balance of his daily calorie count for dinner. Speak to your vet or the resident vet at Family Pet Centre for advice on what and how much to feed your pet.

Different kind of treat

Remember that not all treats have to be edible. Give your dog extra love, a daily walk or even a special toy to show your affection.

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