If your weak like me, you can’t help but fall for dogs begging for food from the table. Have no fear, for here is a list of 10 human foods that are ok to give to your dog.
1. Yogurt – Yogurt is especially useful for a dog’s digestive system. The pro-biotics from the active bacteria contained in yogurt do wonders for a dog’s stomach. However, Make sure to stay away from yogurts that contain artificial sweeteners or added sugars.
2. Watermelon – Seedless watermelon is a tasty treat and a great way to rehydrate your pup.
3. Cooked Chicken - Cooked, unseasoned chicken can be used to beef up a dinner if your furry friend has had a long day at the park and deserves to be rewarded.
4. Baby Carrots – Baby Carrots are high in fiber and good for a dog’s teeth!
5. Eggs – Throwing in an extra egg for your pup in the morning can give them that extra protein boost they need to start the day. Stay away from adding any salt or pepper though.
6. Pumpkin – This is a good fruit you can give to your dog. Yes, you read that right, it’s a fruit. The important thing to remember here is that you have to serve your dog pumpkin in the right way. Preferred ways are in puree form, or mashed pumpkin. Stay away from the stem, leaves or any part with small sharp hairs.
7. Salmon – Cooked salmon has a good source of omega 3 fatty acids, which are important for keeping your dog’s coat healthy and shiny, as well as supporting your dog’s immune system. Get creative and find ways to incorporate salmon into your dog’s diet.
8. Green Beans – Green beans are filling and low in calories, done and done. Once again, no salt.
9. Oatmeal – Oatmeal is full of fiber which can be good for older dogs with bowel irregularity issues. Make sure to cook it, and not add any sugar or flavor additives.
10. Peanut Butter - Giving your dog the occasional tablespoon of unsalted peanut butter is a nice treat you can both enjoy. It's a great source of protein and healthy fats for dogs. Make sure the peanut butter you use DOES NOT contain xylitol as it can be very dangerous for dogs. Choose an organic natural peanut butter to be safe.
DO NOT FEED YOUR DOGS THESE HUMAN FOOD!
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Adopting a pet is always a very kind and loving gesture that everyone should consider doing. By adopting a dog or any other pet, you are giving the homeless a home and ultimately saving that animals life. I am here to talk about something I want all people to consider when thinking about adopting their next furry family member.
I understand that majority of the people looking for a dog to add to their family are looking for a puppy or a younger dog around the ages of 1-2. They would prefer a healthier dog they can be active with, make memories with, and create a long lasting bond with over the 10 plus years they have with their new family member. It’s a different type of bond you have with a dog when you raise them from a puppy to an adult. Although I completely agree with the decisions to be eager to adopt a younger dog, I would like everyone to at least consider adopting an adult dog as well. Here is why:
Most of the adult dogs at shelters have most likely already gone through training. Whether it was training from the shelter or their previous owner, they probably know basic commands like sit, stay, lie down and will defiantly be potty trained. Many of these dogs are also dropped off at the shelter at no fault of their own. Owners drop their dogs off at the shelter because they are moving and are unable to take their loving pet with them. Unfortunately, many of these dogs do not end up finding a new home and end up being euthanized after a certain amount of time if the shelter is a kill shelter. This senior dog will not chew up your blankets or shoes and will not mess your carpet. Most likely they will need you to simply feed them, let them out, walk them (not much, depending on the age and size of dog), play with them occasionally and love them. They will spend most of their time cuddling you on the couch while you watch your favorite T.V. show.
You will be a lifesaver
That one-year-old puppy you are thinking about adopting probably has 10 other families thinking about adopting him. However, the six year old dog in the kennel next to him most likely has no other families thinking about taking him home. His chances at making it out of the shelter and into a loving home are very slim. If you chose to welcome that loving middle-aged dog into your home, you will truly be making a difference in his life.
You can teach an old dog new tricks
It is known to some people that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks. However, that is not always the case. When you adopt an older dog, you have an instant companion who is eternally grateful to you for bringing him into your home. This new companion of yours will also be very eager to please and has probably gone through some training before so he understands the reward process. It is also said that older dogs have a higher attention span and their ability to concentrate and learn new things may surprise you.
I certainly believe adopting an adult dog is extremely rewarding despite some health issues you may have to deal with. Watching a broken and terrified dog turn into a happy, fearless, trusting, ball of joy is a reward in itself. When you see the look in his eyes after you hand him his first bone and show him to his new warm bed you will understand the incredible change you made in that dogs life.
Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.”