CAN DOGS EAT STRAWBERRİES?
When it is summer time all of us want to eat fresh cold fruits to cool up. And if your doggie is with you, you would probably want to share it with him. Then you back up and think ‘can dogs eat strawberries?’. It is a good question to ask, since not all of the fruits and foods that we eat are safe for dogs. The dogs’ metabolisms are a lot different than ours. That’s why you want to question each and every thing you give to your doggie.
Now, let’s get back to your question. Fortunately, the answer is YES! You can share that cooling piece of strawberry with your dog.
For a better feeding process, let’s look at the rules of feeding your doggies.
- Everything is good in norm.
- Food should be enough for a dog, but overfeeding is not much better than malnutrition. As you gain experience, you will learn how to give your pet as much food as it needs.
- If the dog refuses to eat, then it is often enough to skip one or two feedings (not more). Sometimes it is appropriate to go to some tricks and “raise” the dog appetite.
- An adult dog needs two feedings per day, and it’s a good idea to feed your dog in equal portions at about the same time.
- DO NOT add salt to your dogs’ food. Because all products to some extent contain salt. Well, except that you can add quite a bit of salt and then not in every feeding.
- Your dog should always have fresh water.
This is especially true for those owners who feed the pet with dry food. A bowl of water should always be ready for your dog to drink.
- Do not replace the more valuable ingredients with less valuable ones.
For example, you cannot give more cereals saving on meat or replace it with vegetables.
- If one feeding was missed, whatever the reasons, then for the next meal the portion of food for the dog cannot be increased. Feed as much as you normally give.
- The diet should be varied.
However, if the dog prefers one of them to all the other products (for example, loves beef more than chicken or fish), it will be more logical to stop giving less favorite foods for a week or two or even a month. After the break, she will like the new menu.
HOW TO FEED YOUR DOG?
So, it’s time to explain specifically what is better to feed the dogs with.
An acceptable diet of natural food for dogs should consist of:
- 30 to 50 percent of meat
- 30 percent of cereals
- 20 to 30 of dairy products
- About 15 percent of vegetables.
Ideally, of course, the diet should consist of more of meat and dairy products. Cereals and vegetables only serve as a supplement to nutrition.
- Note that it is not necessary to give dairy products every day – there will not be anything terrible if you miss a day or two. Instead, put more meat, offal, etc.
Now let’s look what products should not be given to your dog.
WHAT İS UNHEALTHY FOR YOUR DOGS?
Products that cannot be exactly given to dogs are the following:
Despite the widespread opinion, no bones of animals, birds, fish, none of them may be given to dogs.
- Any sweets, sugar, sugar substitutes:
All dangers, as in humans, are only increased: obesity, damage to teeth, often diabetes or other metabolic disorders.
- Chocolate, coffee, tea and everything that contains caffeine:
In addition to harmful sugar, these products contain theobromine, theophylline and caffeine, which are dangerous for diarrhea, vomiting, and are toxic to the nervous system and the heart.
Strangely enough, a fairly toxic product in large quantities. Especially for animals.
Should not be given at all.
- Many fruits, in particular – grapes (and raisins), currants, peaches, plums, persimmons, citrus:
Contain toxins and acids, extremely heavily affecting the canine kidneys and liver.
- Human vitamins and vitamin complexes, in particular, with iron content.
Again, because of toxins, harmful to internal organs and general digestion of dogs.
Rhubarb leaves contain oxalates, which affect the digestive, urinary, and nervous systems.
Very toxic. Influences negatively on many organs and muscles.
We hope you liked the article and now, have the answer to your first question- ‘Can dogs eat strawberries?’; and to conclude, we hope your doggie will live a long, healthy a nd happy life!