Don’t we all love to spoil our pet dogs with oodles of kisses, hugs and food from our own plate? Kisses and hugs are fine but what about the table scraps? They might be doing more harm than good to your dog. Read on to find out why.
1. Human food can be hazardous to dogs:
Always do your research before feeding your dog, human food, because foods those are suitable for our consumption can be poisonous to your dog and can very well pose danger to your mutt. Not all human food is bad for dogs, but foods like chocolate, garlic, nuts, grapes and raisins are bad for them.
2. Human food has high calorific value:
Human food is mostly high on calories and fat; and like we struggle to keep obesity at bay so do our canine counter parts. A common concern with feeding table scraps is that it causes obesity. This risk is higher for small dogs, as it takes very few extra calories to cause weight gain. Instead feed them fruits and yogurt.
3. Dogs get addicted to the taste of human food:
The issue arises when your dog stops eating it’s own food and craves for human food. They develop a taste for human food and get hooked to it. We suggest giving your dog a long lasting chew from Dogsee Chew. Now that’s something that’s tasty and healthy and completely ok to crave for!
4. Don’t Share your meal with the Dog:
If you share your meal with your mutt, it will encourage “begging” and it will start getting annoying when you have guests over and your dog starts following them around, practically snatching the food right out of their plates! We can all agree that this behavior is super-annoying, so stop feeding table scraps to your dog immediately!