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What food dog can and can’t eat?

 

Dog lovers in Nepal are in rise day by day. Not only they share their love and home( even bed) with them , they even want to share the food they eat everyday. Here is list of food dog can eat and food to avoid by them. Many of our food found in Nepalese Kitchen like fruits and vegetables which is considered boon for our health and vitality may not necessarily good and sometimes even dangerous for our best friend. Foods that can be eaten

1 Apple

You can feed peeled sliced apple after removing the seed and core. You can give it fresh or lightly cooked.

2.Cheese

Yes , dog can eat cheese in small to moderate amount. If your dog is not lactose intolerant, it is perfectly ok to give cheese. It is better to give lower fat cheese like cottage cheese ( Paneer) or mozzarella cheese as normal cheese contains high fat percent.

3.Carrot

They are relatively low in calories, high in fiber and vitamin A. So it is a great food for dogs.

4.Cooked eggs

Eggs are excellent source of protein.They are safe as long as they are well cooked as raw egg white can contribute biotin deficiency in dogs. In addition there is also chance of salmonella infection by having raw eggs.

5.Cooked chicken

Boiled chicken is excellent source of protein but you have to take out all bones and cooked it properly.

6.Yoghurt

Yogurt is excellent source of calcium and protein. Besides that they are rich in probiotics which is good for gut health. Make sure the yogurt be plain and there should not be added sugar and preservatives . For this yogurt of DDC is the best.

7.Salmon

It contains omega 3-fatty acid which is good for Dog’s immune , brain function and healthy and shiny coat. Make sure to take all bones completely even the smallest one.

8.Pumpkin

It is a great source of fiber and beta carotene and vitamin A. Oatmeal It is great food as it contains fiber so good for guts health

9.Sweet potatoes

Like pumpkin,sweet potatoes are full of fiber and vitamin A.

10.Cauliflower

It is high in fiber so good for digestion and gut health. According to recent study the cauliflower helps to slow down the growth tumor in dogs

 11.Homemade peanut butter

You can give peanut butter with out preservatives which is full of protein and healthy fat along with Vitamin B and E. You can feed medicine with peanut butter.

12.Coconut

You can help bad breath and clearing up various skin problems like Hot spot Flea allergy depmatysis

foods you shouldn’t feed your dog

1: Alcohol:

Alcoholic food and drink can cause depression of the central nervous system, hampered breathing, skewed blood acidity, less coordination, diarrhea, vomiting, low blood pressure, and tremors.

 2.Avocado

It may considered healthy food for us but it is not true for our best friend While some dogs don’t have a reaction to this fruit, others can experience stomach upset, vomiting and diarrhea. The other problem is with the pit. Accidentally swallowed, it can cause a dangerous obstruction in the gut. Avocadoes also have a high-fat content which can put your canine at risk of heart disease and weight gain.

 

  1. Broccoli:

This cruciferous vegetable contains isothiocyanate which is horrible for dogs because it can cause a stomach upset.

  1. Caffeine, cola and energy drinks:

Some of us may not be able to do without our coffee or cola, but our pets have no such problems. Ingesting anything containing caffeine will over stimulate your pets in the most unpleasant ways: they’ll get restless, jittery, high blood pressure, and dangerous cardiac arrhythmias. Diarrhea, excessive urination, and vomiting are minor side effects compared to collapse, coma and death.

  1. Chives, onion & garlic

: Even though many of us love the aroma and flavor that onion, garlic, and chives add to our food. However, in our furry friends, they can cause anemia, stomach upset, and other unpleasantness. Symptoms include excessive drooling, vomiting, faster breathing, and pale gums.

  1. Chocolate:

The theobromine in chocolate can cause vomiting, diarrhea. Grapes, raisins, and currants can cause irreversible kidney damage to your pet. Avoid them at all costs. Other symptoms of a bad reaction include diarrhea and vomiting.

7.Ham & processed meats:

Salt is a big no-no in a doggy diet. Ham and other processed meats not only contain lots of salt, chemicals, and preservatives, they are also rich in fat. This can cause pancreatitis and fatty liver. Say no to those pleading, puppy-dog eyes, and give your dog a healthy treat instead.

8.Macadamia nut: (Australian Katush in nepali)

While macadamias will not kill your pet, eating them can cause difficulty in walking, stiff joints, tremors, fever, and vomiting. Other nuts are just as bad. Peanuts, however, are not technically a nut, they are a legume

  1. Milk and most dairy products:

Milk and many dairy products can trigger digestive disturbances, diarrhea, and allergies.

  1. Mushrooms:

Since mushrooms don’t significantly contribute to your dog’s nutritional needs, you can afford to skip the entire lot. It’s not easy to determine which types of mushrooms are deadly to your dog, and which aren’t. What’s definite is that if your dog accidentally eats a toxic mushroom, the consequences can range from seizures to tremors to death. Why risk it?

11.Nutmeg (Jaifal)

It is considered harmful and dangerous to give your dog  Jaifal or nutmeg which is a healthy food for we human being

 

Nutmeg can damage the nervous system, and cause seizures, tremors, and death.

  1. Salt: Watch the salt content in the food that you give your dog. Too much salt or salty food can result in sodium ion poisoning. Watch out for vomiting, depression, high temperature, tremors, and seizures, ea, heart problems, tremors, seizures, and death. Grapes, currants & raisins:
  2. Spicy food:

Just as you shouldn’t give spicy food to a person with a sensitive stomach, it’s cruel to do so to dogs. Should they eat something spicy, the result could be vomiting, diarrhea or stomach ulcers, and great pain. Don’t look at seasonings for dog food. Keep it simple.

14.Artificial sweeteners:

Xylitol can be found in a variety of goods: candy, gum, toothpaste, diabetic friendly cookies, and cakes, (even peanut butter) etc. If your unfortunate dog should eat anything with xylitol in it, it could see a dip in blood sugar and liver failure. Signs of a reaction include staggering, vomiting, fatigue, and seizures. If you suspect any of these symptoms, rush your pet to the vet! Hide or keep out of reach of your pet anything that you suspect contains this deadly ingredient. There are other artificial sweeteners, such as sucralose and aspartame. It’s better not to expose your pet to any of them.

15.Yeast dough:

If your furry friend gets its paws on yeast dough, he can expect painful bloating, possibly twisting of the intestines. This is because the dough continues to rise in the environment of your dog’s stomach. This could turn into a life-threatening emergency for your canine. It doesn’t end there. The yeast will produce alcohol, as a by-product of fermentation, and cause alcohol poisonin

 

16.Citrus fruits:

Citrus fruits include lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits. Dogs were never meant to eat them. Doing so will cause your pup to have a stomach upset, possible depression of the central nervous system, and sensitivity to light. When life gives you lemons, don’t give them to your dog!

17.Raw eggs and meat:

Better safe than sorry. There has been a large number of E.coli. cases and salmonella cases in eggs in recent years. Raw meat and fish have their own problems from parasites to bacteria. While some people promote giving these things raw to dogs, take your puppy’s constitution into consideration. Cooking is safer than a large number of avoidable trips to the vet. A lot depends on the quality of the fish/meat and sourcing. Make your choice wisely.

  1. Sugar and candy:

As attractive as sugar and candy are to us, they really have no place in a dog’s diet. Apart from introducing your dog to the difficulties of being overweight, you will also be making them diabetic (which often involves insulin injections), and rotten teeth. Kill ‘em with love, not sugar!

19.Rhubarb:

Since rhubarb can severely deplete calcium levels in our dogs, and result in kidney damage.

20.Seeds/Pits of apple, apricot (khurpani in nepali), cherry, and plum(alubakadha)

The seeds and pits of most fruits like apples, apricots, cherries, and plums contain cyanide. The pulp is relatively safe for them. If you’re planning to feed your pet any of these fruits, make sure you check and remove all seeds and pits. Also, cut them into small pieces to prevent your enthusiastic pet from choking as it eat

21.Bones:

We’ve all heard that dogs love bones. That’s old thinking. Dogs can actually choke on bone splinters, which can cause splinters in a dog’s digestive system. Bone meal, however, is finely powdered bone and can be added to food.

The seeds and pits of most fruits like apples, apricots, cherries, and plums contain cyanide. The pulp is relatively safe for them. If you’re planning to feed your pet any of these fruits, make sure you check and remove all seeds and pits. Also, cut them into small pieces to prevent your enthusiastic pet from choking as it eats.

22. Unripe tomatoes: While tomatoes are best as occasional treats for dogs, the tomato plant, as well as green (unripe) tomatoes can cause your dog to have a stomach upset. In large amounts, and over a long period of time, they can cause significant kidney damage. There are better foods for dogs. A few other things worth avoiding: Raw and green potatoes Moldy fo

A few other things worth avoiding: Raw and green potatoes,Moldy food ,Persimmon seeds( Haluwabed),  Nuts,People medicine (unless specifically prescribed by the vet) Pantry supplies (such as baking soda and baking powder).

 Written by Dr Pratik Man Pradhan B.V.Sc &A.H

Chief Veterinarian (Mount Everest Kennel Club)