Many herbs and greens are forbidden to dogs: celery leaf, sorrel, parsley, rhubarb leaf.
Sorrel – contains oxalic acid.
Rhubarb leaf: Contains oxalates that affect the dog’s central nervous, digestive and urinary organs.
For onions and garlic, read above.
In principle, dogs can be fed any greens except sorrel and rhubarb.
But we must remember that seaweed dyes the hair of light dogs.
Suitable for feeding: all types of salad, dill, parsley, leaves of young nettles and dandelion, chives, quinoa, celery stalk. Remember that parsley is not recommended for dogs with kidney problems and pregnant bitches.
Pasta and cereals
Reason: slow carbohydrates that contribute to weight gain, they are poorly absorbed.
In fact: the diet is an individual thing, someone feeds BARF, someone “mom’s porridge”. Three bowls of cereal are best assimilated by dogs – rice and buckwheat in the form of “friendship” and sometimes they give oatmeal to puppies. But the proportion of cereals should not exceed 15-20% of the diet, the basis of meat and meat offal. Dogs are not recommended for feeding: semolina, pearl barley, sorghum, millet, maize, bulgur, oatmeal.
Macaroni can be included in the diet occasionally for weight gain, but only from expensive durum wheat and not more than 5% of other plant foods.
Baby food sometimes contains onion powder and a lot of starch, which is dangerous for dogs and does not meet the needs of a growing puppy.
Theory: The canine organism is not adapted to digesting and assimilating corn; it transits and can cause fermentation and flatulence. It is also a highly allergic product containing gluten dangerous for dogs. Whole cobs should not be given, they can cause an obstruction and even lead to the death of the pet.
Fact: For dogs, canned corn is categorically prohibited, as it contains sugar and a large number of preservatives and dyes. She also does not digest at all, passing the intestines of the dog through and through.
Legumes: beans, peas, beans.
Reason: they are not species-specific food for dogs and are practically not absorbed by them, cause flatulence, fermentation and create a favorable environment for the development of candidiasis and pathogenic intestinal microflora. The same is true for soy.
As an exception, a small number of young peas or green bean pods can be given.
Chocolate, sweets, coffee, tea and other sources of caffeine
In theory: Cocoa beans contain theobromine (an alkaloid of plant origin), which affects cardiac activity. For humans, small doses of theobromine are beneficial. For dogs, the opposite is true – theobromine is poisonous for them, it excites the central nervous system, causing arrhythmia, tachycardia.
The least that products containing theobromine, theophylline, and caffeine can cause is to cause severe allergies, hair loss, eye leakage, and allergic otitis media.
Dogs do not have enough insulin to process sugars into glucose and sweets lead to diabetes and blindness, and if you give them often in large quantities, then to the death of the pet.
In fact: Ordinary human chocolate raises blood sugar and can cause eye leakage, diabetes, and dog blindness.
A toxic dose for a dog is approximately 7 grams of dark chocolate per 1 kg of live weight of the animal.
That is, even the floor of the bar of uncontrollably left chocolate can take the life of a papillon, spitz, pug and Jack Russell terrier…
The first signs of chocolate poisoning are the following: vomiting, diarrhea, rapid heartbeat and breathing, agitation, intense thirst. In such a situation, an urgent need to contact a veterinary clinic, otherwise convulsions, an epileptic seizure may develop, a coma and a fatal outcome are possible. Keep in mind that dogs digest chocolate longer than humans, so signs of poisoning may not immediately appear in a dog.
As an exception, chocolate is given to rescue dogs in the mountains, before climbing. For this purpose, choose chocolate with a low% of cocoa beans or milk, as it is an invaluable source of fast energy and a natural adaptogen that promotes the production of serotonin.
Modern chocolate is dangerous not only with cocoa beans and theobromine in it, but with harmful “impurities” contained in chocolate – soy, palm oil, emulsifiers, and vegetable fats. So from any point of view chocolate for dogs is poison and evil!
Tip: Chocolate and sweets are the worst threat for a pet; a special “dog” chocolate is produced for this purpose!
Eggplant. Radish. Turnip. Cucumber.
Reason: Eggplant is contraindicated in dogs with a tendency to allergies or kidney disease.
Answer: by checking individual tolerance, you can give it occasionally, but in a boiled, stewed or baked form.
Radish – contains a lot of coarse fibers and is a natural “toothpick”. At the same time, it irritates the intestinal wall and enhances peristalsis, which can exacerbate existing gastrointestinal problems.
Turnip and cucumber – were in the list of prohibitions absolutely wrong. Turnip favorably affects the kidneys. Cucumber is also not only completely safe but also useful for dogs. The only thing to remember is that when giving a cucumber, it is important not to overdo it with the quantity, otherwise, you can provoke loose stools. By the way, turnips can be given both raw and baked – of your choice.