Skip to main content

Your Dog’s Diet: The Dos and Don’ts

5325671482_445c460a5a_b.jpg

Like us human beings, dogs need to get the right nutrition in their diets in order to live long and reduce trips to the vets. Here are a few of the rules when it comes to feeding your hound.  

Be careful of human foods

Dogs will eat most things, even foods that aren’t healthy for them. Some human foods such as sausages and carrots and potatoes won’t do your pet any harm, although should only be an occasional treats. Other foods such as chocolates, onions and grapes can be toxic and worth researching. Feeding at the dinner table should be prohibited as long as possible as it will prevent dogs from begging during dinner time.

DO: Feed your dogs human food as rewards
DON’T: Feed toxic foods, feed from plate at the dinner table

Protect your canine’s canines

Your dog’s dental hygiene is important. Dental chews for dogs are a food that cleans their teeth as they chew. Bones can also help them to clean their teeth. You can also brush your dog’s teeth. However, use only specialist dog toothpaste when doing this – human toothpaste contains fluoride, which is poisonous for your canine companion.

DO: feed your dog chew toys, brush your dog’s teeth
DON’T: use human toothpaste

Keep your hound hydrated

Your dog needs to drink lots of water throughout the day. Wet foods can help them get their daily amount of liquid. If your dog is refusing to drink water they may be ill and you may want to see a vet. It’s important to regularly clean dog bowls and replace water just as you’d clean your own crockery. Many owners do not clean their dog’s bowls and this can make them sick. Use hot soapy water and scrub the bowl clean or place in a dishwasher. As with foods, avoid letting them lap up certain drinks such as alcoholic drinks and caffeine based drinks.

DO: clean dog bowls and replace water often
DON’T: let them drink alcohol or caffeine based drinks
Be wary of fad diets

Just as there are many nonsense fad diets for human beings, there are many for dogs. Such diets you may hear about include ‘grain-free’ and ‘all raw’, most of which are based on hype and have no scientific proof of benefits behind them. You can try these diets if your pet is overweight or has an intolerance, but otherwise you may as well leave them alone. Research on the web thoroughly before following a diet.

DO: follow a diet if your dog is overweight or has a food intolerance
DON’T: feel your dog has to follow a diet to live more healthily


Popular posts from this blog

Job Hunt Hacks For New College Grads

So, you’ve just graduated from college and are all ready to begin your life in the professional work! But is it really that easy? Now that the economy is going through a tough time and there is a lot of uncertainty in the job market, it is a lot harder for new college grads to bag the job of their dreams.
Even though there is a lot standing in your way, getting the perfect job isn’t completely impossible. You’ve just got to be prepared to work that little bit harder. Here are some job hunt hacks that should help you succeed.
Picture Source
Move To The Jobs Do you currently live in an area that doesn’t have a good job market at the minute? Well, if so, you will probably be much better off moving to a bigger town or city. There will be a lot more job openings in big cities as there will be a lot more companies and businesses based there. You might even find it advantageous to move abroad to a country that has a thriving job market! So, if you ever find that you are struggling to find jobs …

Things People Believe About Feminists (And Why They're Wrong)

When there is a movement, there is always a counter-movement. It happens in microcosm, a response to the mildest of things. If the general agreement in the populace is that a particular song is the best by a particular artist, a secondary group will appear purely for the purpose of disagreeing, of applying contrarian practices.

Since its birth at the turn of the last century, feminism has had plenty of counter movements. It began with essential basics of human rights, such as the right to vote - and people argued against that. Then it moved onto the lives of women, right through second and third wave feminism.

Given that feminism has been around so long, it’s to be expected that there are opponents to it. It just so happens that in the last decade, those opponents have become more and more vocal - arguing back against a world where Beyonce stands in front of a “feminism” banner and women begin to see work towards a more equal society. Here’s the thing that happens; here are the counter…

Five Ways You Can Be The Perfect Pet Owner

Being a dog owner is a lot more responsibility than you might think it is. Not only do you have responsibility for an animal that’s relying almost completely on you for the next fifteen years, but it’s also important to make sure that your dog is as good a member of canine society as you are in everyday society! Here are some tips to help you out.
Image source
Give Them Plenty Of Exercise First of all, it’s important to make sure that your dog gets plenty of exercise. That doesn’t just entail taking them for a walk every now and then - larger dogs will require a long walk of at least an hour twice a day, which is a really significant time commitment and something that you should consider when you’re deciding what sort of dog to adopt. If you don’t have as much time or if your mobility isn’t quite as good, why not go for a smaller dog like a terrier mix or a chihuahua? You’ll still need to make sure that they get out for plenty of exercise but it won’t be as taxing on you.
Feed Them The Ri…