When you have a puppy, you’ll soon realize that your home (and your life) has changed forever, mostly in an amazing, but sometimes not so amazing way – seeing you again with houseplants, fragile household items, favorite shoes, pristine carpets, and trouble-free nights.
And when it comes to feeding these sweet but cheeky creatures, it’s important that you give them the right food and make sure any toxic food or items are safe.
What should I give my dog?
Domesticated dogs are mainly carnivores who eat some herbal foods. With so many opportunities in supermarkets and pet stores, it can be confusing to find the right food for your dog. However, there is a simple method that you can follow.
The best way to ensure that your dog gets the right food is to get a complete and high-quality commercial food.
The diet has many facets, and the average pet owner will not have the time to do all the necessary research and ensure that the diet of his animals is balanced.
What foods are dogs not allowed to eat?
While chocolate is the first toxic food that comes to mind, there is a huge list of foods that dogs should not eat. Remember this especially when you feed your dog food leftovers.
Never feed your dog: Boiled bones (as they can fragment and cause gastrointestinal damage), onions, onion powder, garlic, chocolate, coffee or caffeine products, mouldy or spoiled foods or compost, avocado, bread dough, yeast dough, grapes, raisins, sultanas (also in desserts), currants, Nuts (including macadamia nuts), fruit kernels, fruit seeds, corn on the cob, green, unripe tomatoes and potatoes, mushrooms, permanent fish, boiled bones, fatty ingredients/food, salt, xylitol (found in many sugar-free chewing gums, lollies, baked goods, toothpaste and sugar-free peanut butter).