The current dog food frighten has plenty of dog owners on edge, without knowing what they should do to protect their pet from future possible contaminated dog food problems. So what's the best option - take the danger and continue feeding your dog commercial dog food? Make healthy homemade dog treats and meals for your dog? Or, perhaps feeding your dog table scraps?
The worst thing you can do is feed your dog table scraps. But, foods that are excellent for us can be just as deadly as contaminated commercial dog food for your dog.
Raisins and grapes could cause kidney failure - even a single serving of raisins can kill your dog. Excessive salt intake may also cause kidney problems. Onions could cause anemia by destroying red blood cells. Avocados are also highly poisonous, and could cause respiring issues and fluid accumulation around the abdomen chest and heart. If you give your dog bones, make sure that they are raw because cooked bones can chip and damage their internal organs. Excessive fat could cause pancreatitis, so it isn't sensible not wise to feed your dog a diet of fatty foods.
Fried foods also fall into this category and are not good if you would like to maintain excellent health in your dog. Peanut butter however is usually OK, provided you use the salt free peanut butter as sugar free peanut butter as sugar can encourage cancer growth. The core and pits of fruits such as Apple's cherries and peaches contain cyanide, which is lethal to dogs and can kill them within 24-hours, without warning. If in doubt, don't feed your dog foods that you are eating presuming that they're going to be okay.
So what's the best option for taking care of our dog's nutritional needs in these frightening times?
I think the best solution is to feed your dog good, quality commercial dog food and supplement that with healthy homemade dog treats and homemade dog food meals.
If you make your own homemade dog treats you've got the pliability to include ingredients that will be best for your dog. For example if your dogs coat is dull or their diet is low in protein you could make homemade dog treats that are filled with ingredients to combat these problems.
Dogs with dull and dead coats can benefit enormously from healthy homemade dog treats that are rich in trans-acids. Omega-3 trans acids which are found in fish oil and flaxseed is critical to your dog's health and also helps to enhance your dog's coat to form a lush coat that shines. If your dog does not have a coat that appears healthy it may be an indication that its dietary needs are not been met met with the foods that you are providing. Creating your own homemade dog treats that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can help you to make sure that your dog remains healthy and strong.
Homemade dog treats also provide you the chance to raise your dog's protein intake. If you have reason to believe that your dog is lacking in mandatory proteins, you can make your own healthy homemade dog treats that are packed with protein. Feeding these treats to your dog should help them to meet their protein needs.