Dogs love treats, especially the occasional taste of people food. But keep in mind that some of our foods can disrupt your pet's nutritional balance.
Dogs love treats, especially the occasional people food. But keep in mind that some of our foods can disrupt your pet's nutritional balance. The following six types of foods are highly dangerous and should be avoided. Chocolate, onions, macadamia nuts, grapes, and raisins are toxic to your dog. If large amounts of any of these are ingested, take your pet to the vet immediately. Like many of us, dogs have a sweet tooth. But sugary treats like candy, pie, or ice cream can cause cavities and obesity. Though unique protein sources like duck, Veal, and venison when used in dog food formulas are prepared in a way that makes them beneficial for pets, these fatty meats as prepared for people are not good for your dog. And definitely keep away from fried foods. They're as bad for them as they are for us. Bones are probably your dog's favorite treat. However fish, chicken, and turkey bones pose a choking hazard. And the brittle bones found in these foods can cause throat damage. Never feed your pet uncooked or undercooked meats as prepared for human consumption. Unlike the raw foods found in pet formulas, our people version of these raw foods can harbor bacteria that will make your dog very sick. Lastly, avoid feeding your pet spicy foods, which can lead to an upset stomach. Petco carries an abundance of delicious treats specifically designed to meet your dog's nutritional needs and tastes. Stick to those. Your dog will thank you for it.