And do not think you can feed your cat what you feed your dog either. Many dog foods, wet or dry, have ingredients in them, which do not agree with cat stomachs. The supplier is not trying to make an extra dollar by labeling the food for dogs or cats. They are simply trying to keep your pet healthy.
Many people think what they eat should be fine for their dog too. Unfortunately, this is not so. Some of the foods and vegetables we eat as a matter of fact are poisonous to dogs. Onions and garlic have an enzyme in them which can damage your dog’s red blood cells over a period of time if they are regularly consumed. So, do not scrape the leftover spaghetti Bolognese into your dog’s bowl.
Chocolate, deadly to most of us where our taste buds are concerned, is literally deadly to dogs. Caffeine is one of the ingredients in chocolate and does not react well with a dog’s system. The darker chocolates are very dangerous than lighter varieties. It contains high levels of caffeine and theobromine, both of which even in very small doses, can bring on fitting, nervous damage and other problems.
Surprisingly, some bones are also dangerous for a dog. Fish bones and smaller chicken bones are among the culprits here. These bones are very fine and can splinter when being chewed. These splinters may get stuck in the stomach or the digestive system and cause severe pain and illness. Cooking bones makes them lose some of the substances which hold them together, so they become brittle, and these can also shatter anywhere in your dog’s digestive system.
Many people like to give raw eggs to their dogs. They believe the egg yolk is good for the coat, but too much of everything is bad. Raw eggs contain harmful bacteria that can lead to hair and skin problems. Keep an eye on your kids to ensure that they don’t feed your dog raw eggs often. Dogs can handle more bugs than humans can if the egg is off, but it is not wise to continually feed your dog the ones you think are off. Furthermore, Raisins and chips in cookies are not good for your canine’s health. Some other foods to avoid include oily and fatty foods, walnuts, fruit seeds, and pits. Sugary food can lead to obesity and tooth decay.
Where cats are concerned, cooked egg yolk is fine for them on occasions. The yolk contains protein, and this is what cats need. As with dogs, do not let your cat chew on cooked bones. Although they can handle sardine bones well, cooked bones can also shatter in a cat’s digestive tract.