April 22, 2021 4 min read
Here at Hangry Woof we get a lot of questions about what dogs can and can’t eat. It’s understandable. Your dog likes to eat what you are eating and some unconventional snacks are vitamin-packed, so it’s only natural to ask. In this article we are going to address the most popular questions in this category so that when we’re done, you’ll have a much better idea of what sort of offbeat foods are actually healthy for your dog.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
Yes! Watermelon has a high water content, so it makes a great summer treat for hydrating your dog. It is also vitamin packed, with vitamins and minerals such as:
There are a couple of caveats, however, to keep in mind. First, serve only in small amounts, with a 1-cup serving being ideal. Too much watermelon can give your dog an upset stomach and diarrhea, so keep the serving amount down to 1 cup and your dog should be fine. Secondly, it needs to be seedless, as those seed can cause gastrointestinal blockage. Follow these rules and your dog can enjoy Watermelon with ease.
Yes, dogs can eat Blueberries as long as it is in moderation. A good serving sie for a small dog is no more than 10 Blueberries. Larger dogs may have more but it is recommended that you keep these at a minimum, as treats really shouldn’t comprise more than 10% of a dog’s diet. Diabetic dogs can have Blueberries too but be sure to check with your vet first.
Blueberries offer the following nutrients:
Dogs can eat Oranges but they probably won’t want to, as the citrus scent is very strong for their sensitive noses. Some dogs do like them though and they are an excellent source of Vitamin C Potassium, and fiber. Just be sure to peel the Orange first, as the peels and their oils can be hard on a dog’s stomach.
Dogs can eat Pineapple but you want to make sure that you only give it to your dog in small quanities. It is highly acidic and this can upset your dog’s stomach. Stick to just a small piece of two and you should be okay. Pineapples bring the following nutrients to the table:
Pineapple also has a high water content, so it’s good for hydration in a pinch. You should avoid canned Pineapple, however, as it often comes with added sugars that are definitely not good for your dog.
Tomatoes in small amounts are not toxic to dogs but we do not recommend them. They contain a chemical called Tomatine that is toxic to dogs in large amounts. Tomatine toxicity can cause severe gastrointestinal stress, leading to vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, and an accelerated heartbeat. Yes, the amounts that they would need to eat are high for this scenario to occur but we prefer to err on the safe side. If it’s even slightly toxic then your dogs are better off without it.
Some dogs just LOVE Broccoli and maybe it’s the odd texture, but a lot of dogs seem to love it. It is good for them in small quantities but raw is generally the best to get the most out of the health benefits. If you are feeding your dog cooked broccoli, it is best to avoid oils and to cook it by boiling instead. Broccoli provides your dog with the following nutrients:
Technically they can but we don’t recommend that you feed your dog avocados and we’ll tell you why. Avocados, while quite healthy for humans, contain a chemical known as Persin. Persin is a fungicidal toxin and it can make dogs very, very sick or can even cause myocardial damage! The amount of toxin to cause this is unknown, but aside from the toxins is also has a high fat content that can upset your dogs stomach and a high amount of calories, which can lead to obesity. It’s best to err on the safe side, so for Avocados we are recommending a solid ‘no’.
We’re happy to report that Cucumber is perfectly safe for dogs and it’s even low in calories. You will want to keep the amounts small, of course, or your dog can get an upset stomach, but as long as you are practicing moderation then a little cucumber for your dog is just fine. Cucumbers are great when it’s hot out, as they are about 96% water so this is a treat that will also hydrate your dog. It also has Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium, and Magnesium, so it’s a healthy, treat too!
Human vitamins are a big no-no. They are formulated with humans in mind, after all, and we have different dietary requirements than our furry best friends. Thankfully, there is an alternative. Hangry Woof Multivitamin Chews are formulated specifically for dogs and even better, dogs LOVE them. Hangry Woof Multivitamin chews provide the following for your dog:
Hangry Woof Multivitamin chews provide's 5-in-1 health benefits, in that each chew is good for boosting immunity, joint health, heart health, digestion, and for a healthy skin and coat. Whether it’s a young dog or an older dog, these multivitamins can help to ensure that your dog is getting all the nutrition that they need.
If you are curious, be sure to check out Hangry Woof Multivitamin chews at https://thehangrywoof.com/products/dog-multivitamin and give them a try. You’ll definitely see a difference in your dog’s energy levels from the very first week!
Until next time, we wish you and your doggy the best!
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