We’ve all heard it time and time again dogs can eat “this” but they can’t eat “that”, but you have to admit it’s pretty hard keeping track of what is on the “No” and “Yes” list.
Here are a few key foods that may have left you stumped as far as giving into your pooch pals begging.
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DOGS CANNOT EAT SALT
While you and Fido are sharing the couch you find yourself throwing him a couple salt-filled potato chips. However, you should know this may not be a good idea. Salty foods can cause excessive thirst and urination leading to sodium ion poisoning. In this case watch out for symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, depression, tremors, high temperature, and seizures or just avoid the salt.
DOGS CAN EAT SALT-FREE SNACKS LIKE POPCORN AND PRETZELS
We can’t resist them and I’m sure your dog can’t too. Just like us, once the smell of that fresh popcorn or oven-baked pretzels hit their noses, you know your four-legged friend will be begging to have a bite. So feel free to share just as long as they’re unsalted. In the end less salt and no butter will be good for the both of you!
DOGS CANNOT EAT FRUIT SEEDS AND CORES
Make sure when feeding your dogs fruits like apples, pears, persimmons, peaches and plums, to get rid of pits and seeds. Persimmon seeds can cause inflammation of the small intestine, while apple and pear seeds, and peach and plum pits contain cyanide which can poison both humans and dogs. Fortunately we know not to eat them but dogs don’t.
DOGS CAN EAT FRUIT SALADS
As long as you feed your dog the meat of fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, apples, melons, and bananas it’ll be a sweet treat for them to safely eat!
DOGS CANNOT EAT YEAST
We all know before we bake bread, the dough needs to rise and yeast won’t make any exceptions of when and where it’ll rise, especially your dog’s stomach. If consumed by your dog, yeast will swell inside and the dough will begin to stretch your dog’s abdomen and can cause severe pain. Yeast also ferments the dough to make it rise, producing alcohol which can lead to possible alcohol poisoning.
DOGS CAN EAT PASTA
Made with simple ingredients such as flour, water, and eggs, as long as your noodles are cooked it’s safe eats for your pooch pal.