to most of the dogs They love that we share our food with them whenever there is an opportunity or that we spoil them with treats or snacks to fill or entertain.
But when it comes to giving them snacks that are not part of their usual diet, a series of considerations must be taken, such as the fact that some things are not healthy for them or that they can cause a series of discomforts or promote diseases.
According to experts from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA for its acronym in English), there are foods that are simply not for dogs, no matter how much they may want it, since they can cause short and long-term health problems because their ability to metabolize food is different from the of the humans.
Some of them aren fruits and vegetables that, although dogs can eat them and require their vitamins due to their omnivorous diet, their intake must be supervised and the indicated ones must be chosen.
Here is a list of fruits and vegetables that dogs can and cannot eat, according to the recommendations of veterinary and breeding experts. American Kennel Club and ASPCA.
Fruits and vegetables that dogs can eat
Sliced are safe and healthy. They provide vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber that benefit your digestive system.
They are safe and nutritious. They have disease-fighting antioxidants and provide vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
In moderation, it is a good option because they are a source of water and fiber. Because it is also high in sugars, they are not recommended for overweight or diabetic dogs.
They are especially good for overweight dogs as they have no carbohydrates, fats or oils. They boost energy levels and are loaded with vitamins K, C, B1, potassium, copper, magnesium, and biotin.
They are packed with different vitamins: A, B6, C, and E. They also have potassium, beta-carotene, and alpha-carotene. As with most stone fruits, remove it first, as it contains small amounts of cyanide and can become a choking hazard if put in the mouth.
Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber, and in small amounts, the juicy pulp of an orange can be a tasty treat for your dog. Veterinarians recommend throwing away the peel and only offering the orange pulp, without the stones or the peel.
In small amounts, fresh or frozen cut peaches are a great source of fiber and vitamin A, and may even help fight infection.
Its portions, the frequency and the cuts must be taken care of, because the center contains cyanide, which is a toxic substance for dogs.
They are high in copper, vitamins C and K, and fiber. It has been suggested that eating the fruit can reduce the risk of having a stroke by 50 percent.
In small amounts, pineapple makes a great snack for tenderloins as they are full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
It is considered a good and healthy option to pamper the tenderloins. It helps with skin health, with digestion and remedies diarrhea or constipation.
In moderation, these fruits provide antioxidants, are low in sugar and calories, and high in fiber, manganese, and vitamin C. They are especially good for older dogs due to their anti-inflammatory properties that take care of aging joints.
They are also high in xylitol, which causes excess insulin release, liver failure, hypoglycemia, vomiting, lethargy, and loss of coordination.
Signs may progress to seizures and liver failure. That is why consumption should be controlled
They are rich in fiber and vitamin C, they also contain an enzyme that helps them whiten their teeth. Of course, because they are high in sugar, it is recommended to take care of the portions.
It is okay if they eat in small amounts and always with another food. It’s high in fiber and vitamin C, but it does contain isothiocyanates that can irritate your stomach and in large amounts often cause obstruction in the esophagus.
– Brussels sprouts
They are full of nutrients and antioxidants that benefit human and animal health. However, it is recommended to moderate the portions, as they can cause gas and upset stomach.
Whether raw or cooked, carrots are good for you as they are low in calories and a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Rich in vitamins A, B and C, this crunchy green snack contains the nutrients needed to promote a healthy heart and even fight cancer, and relieves bad breath due to the freshness they offer.
Dogs can eat spinach, but not in large quantities and not often, as it can cause problems absorbing calcium and kidney damage due to high levels of oxalic acid.
Fruits and vegetables that dogs can NOT eat
Avocado contains a substance called persin that turns out to be dangerous for dogs. It can cause cardiovascular damage and swelling. In extreme cases it leads to death.
They can only eat the fleshy part since the area of the bone and the bone contain cyanide, a substance that can poison them, which interrupts the transport of cellular oxygen. If your dog happens to eat cherries, he watches his vital signs, dilated pupils or his ability to breathe, as he can develop signs of poisoning in a matter of seconds.
– Grapes and Raisins
Both fruits contain a toxic substance that causes kidney failure.
They’re not harmful to your overall health, but experts say there’s no use giving them to you, as they’re tough raw and too soft cooked, in fact losing all of their nutrients when cooked.
Wild mushrooms can be toxic to dogs, many of the 50,000 species of mushrooms can injure dogs or even kill them. Washed white mushrooms from the supermarket might be fine, but experts suggest avoiding any kind.
– Onions and garlic
These vegetables cause gastrointestinal irritation and damage to red blood cells. It can also cause vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and nausea.