Warning: DEADLY Foods Every Dog Owner Must Know About.
While you typically want your dog to stay away from most spices, cinnamon is one spice that they're actually able to have. Cinnamon may be delicious, but it also has many medicinal properties. For example, it can treat nausea and diarrhea, regulate blood sugar, and it's also great for reviving energy and increasing cognitive function. Also, if your dog is struggling with arthritis or joint pain, mix a spoon of cinnamon in their food because it has incredible anti-inflammatory properties.
One of the most dangerous things for you to avoid giving to your dog is xylitol! Xylitol is an artificial sweetener that can be found in sugar-free gum, baked goods, and toothpaste. Unfortunately, it causes xylitol poisoning in pets, so it's extremely important that you keep it away from your dog at all times. If you're not sure what food products have xylitol in them, just look at the ingredients list before you give something to your dog...just to make sure.
Some people may think it's funny to give their animal alcohol, and some dogs just really like the taste of beer, but it's actually extremely dangerous. Dogs aren't able to metabolize alcohol properly, so you could actually give your dog alcohol poisoning with just a small amount.
Have you been avoiding feeding your dog meat because you weren't sure if they were able to eat it? Well, we have some good news for you then! Dogs are definitely able to eat meat, like pork, just as long as it's not seasoned. Also, keep in mind that you shouldn't give your dog anything that has been cooked in oil.
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In case you didn't already know, fish is a great source of protein for dogs, as long as you give your dog the right kind of fish, of course. Commonly, ocean whitefish, salmon, herring, walleye, and flounder are found in different dog foods, but you can make your dog a fish dinner at home, as well. Remember to keep it as simple as possible by avoiding seasonings, and make sure that it's boneless fish, as well. Tuna is a great source of protein, but it's also a great source of sodium and mercury, so you should definitely limit the amount of tuna your dog is getting, or avoid it altogether.
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