Dogs are not recommended to give raw eggs (especially protein)
Reason: The avidin-enzyme found in eggs negatively affects the absorption of vitamin B and biotin, which can lead to problems with hair and skin. There is also a risk of contracting salmonellosis.
In fact: Yolk is useful in its raw form, as it is more bioavailable and retains vitamins and minerals that are very valuable for dogs (D, lecithin), and helps lower cholesterol.
For problems, the animal must eat more than five raw chicken eggs per week. If you keep a sense of proportion and feed the dog 2-3 eggs a week, this will only be beneficial.
Quail eggs are especially useful; they are also best served raw. Feeding rates are as follows – for a medium-large dog 2-3 quail or 2 raw chicken yolks. If there is a desire to give eggs more often, it will be appropriate to alternate raw eggs with a “lazy” omelet with cheese and vegetables.
Tip: Quail eggs are useful to give along with chopped shells.
Dogs cannot eat onion and garlic
Reason: Contains disulfides and sulfoxides that adversely affect red blood cells and contribute to the development of anemia. Interestingly, cats are much more sensitive than dogs in this regard, and onions are much more toxic than garlic.
Fact: In order for a dog to develop iron deficiency anemia, he needs to regularly feed garlic in the amount of at least 6 heads per week.
However, 2 cloves of garlic per week not only do not carry such a danger but are even useful for the dog. Phytoncides contained in garlic – analogs of natural antibiotics, as well as essential oils – allicin and antioxidants (selenium) are very useful for dogs, because garlic is not only a powerful immunomodulator and antiparasitic, but also fights cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and prevents peptic ulcer of the stomach.
Previously, in large kennels, experienced breeders regularly gave dogs garlic. Onions – in a small amount found in almost all natural classic recipes for dogs. By the way, the garlic at Savva Khokhrin was recommended for dogs of service breeds in the autumn-winter period.
However, remember that garlic can irritate the dog’s gastrointestinal mucosa (if left on an empty stomach), and also negatively affect its sense of smell. Personally, I do not give onions and garlic to my dogs.
Don’t give the potato to dogs
Theory: This raw vegetable is a source of solanine, a dangerous and poisonous substance for dogs. Therefore, puppies should not give it, even when during the period of the change of teeth they want to chew secretly stolen potato skins.
If we talk about boiled potatoes, it is a rich source of slow carbohydrates, which tend to be deposited in the fat layer, and starch, in addition to weight gain, also contributes to an increase in the hypoglycemic index. If the dog moves a little, then it threatens him with obesity. This vegetable is also poorly digested by the dog’s gastrointestinal tract and can cause diarrhea.
In fact: potatoes, pasta, and many bowls of cereal are not species-specific food for canids and their digestive tract is poorly absorbed, therefore it is not recommended to introduce them into the diet. But letting the dog feast on a couple of slices of raw peeled potato (in case the pet is not indifferent to it) will certainly not cause harm.
Potato peeling and potatoes with a greenish color on the cut – it is strictly forbidden to give!
If you do not want to harm the health of the dog, it is better not to give the dog boiled potatoes / mashed potatoes/fries.
Given all of the above, it is surprising that potatoes and potato starch can be found in some completely expensive feeds as the main filler.
A dog isn’t recommended to give broccolis
Reason: The isocyanate contained in broccoli is a toxin for dogs, causing severe stomach irritation, in large quantities, it can even cause death. The amount of broccoli in the total mass of vegetables should not exceed 5%.
Objectively: To broccoli could significantly harm the pet, it should be given daily as the only vegetable. If you add broccoli to the diet periodically (a couple of times a week), then this will only benefit the pet and enrich its menu.
The vitamin stock contained in broccoli includes A, E, C, K, B vitamins, as well as folic acid, copper, potassium, and phosphorus. Amount of valuable beta-carotene in broccoli along with pumpkin and carrots.
Conclusion – the introduction of a small amount of broccoli in the dog’s diet will make it useful and tasty for the animal.