If your dog is begging for the delicious food in your hand, it is always tempting to give in– mainly when the scraps otherwise go to waste. But think twice about serving human food to your puppy. Other snacks should be avoided due to high sodium or fat content, both of which cause more problems for pets than for individuals.
Believe your pet may have eaten something that they should not have or a lot of human food in one go? Watch for symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, or fatigue. And if you know, they have eaten something poisonous to pups, seek veterinary attention immediately.
1. Peanut Butter with Xylitol
Many brands of peanut butter are entirely secure. However, you must always check ingredients before feeding this yummy treat to your pet. Xylitol, a commonly used artificial sweetener, is toxic to dogs. Start looking for creamy peanut butter with no xylitol–or even better, with no additional sweeteners.
Dogs love peanut butter, make sure that the one you choose loves your dog back!
2. Chicken Wings
It is always tempting to give table scraps to your dog, but cooked bones are incredibly hazardous. They can splinter, causing severe internal damage. And even boneless wings should not be fed to your pet: fried foods are not great for a dog’s system. Additionally, the seasonings in your wings could contain traces of onion or garlic, which dogs can not eat. It is best to avoid feeding chicken wings to your dog altogether.