Your pet likes healthy snacks just like you, even vegetables, and you have to start them off early and encourage them to want the healthy snacks.
Prepackaged treats and snacks are sort of equivalent to candy, not a big deal if you give it to them once in a while but too much can put weight on and is not healthy.
Encourage your pet to eat their veggies rather than the treats and snacks and you’ll encourage them to love their veggies. These low calorie, low fat, vitamin and mineral packed treats are a good alternative to the packaged dog biscuits, etc.
Which Fruits And Vegetables Are Best And Which Are Not Safe For Pets?
Some plant foods are toxic to pets so you want to be familiar with which ones to avoid and even prevent access to. When unsure, do check with your vet to make sure that your planned treats won’t be harmful to your pet. Keep in mind that while dogs are omnivorous, and are more open to trying different kinds of foods, cats are carnivorous and are not just picky about what they eat; they are sometimes incapable of digesting some types of foods.
Here is a list of healthy treats that have been found to go over well with lots of pets, followed by a list of foods you should avoid!
- Apples – without seeds or core (apple seeds contain chemical compounds that are poisonous to animals)
- Watermelon – without seeds
- Frozen bananas
- Green beans
- Carrots – raw or cooked
- Sweet potato – cooked, cubed or mashed without butter or seasoning; regular potatoes are also good, but in limited amounts since they are high in sugar and can increase weight
- Squash, Zucchini
- Lettuce, Spinach
- Catnip or cat grass
- The Most Dangerous Foods For Dogs…
- Alcohol – can cause coma, dealth intoxication
- Avocado – contains persin; vomiting diarrhea
- Raisins currants – kidney failure
- Cooked bones – stomach lacerations
- Walnuts Macadamias – Nnervous system and muscle damage
- Onions Garlic – Blood cell damage, anemia
- Dairy – too much causes diarrhea
- Grapes – Kidney failure
- Mushrooms – some varieties can case shock and death
- Fatty Foods – too much can cause Pancreatitis
- Caffeine – vomiting diarrhea, toxic to heart and nervous system
- Xylitol, gum, candy, etc. – Liver failure, Hypoglycemia, Dealth
- Chocolate – Toxic to hear and nervous system, Death
- Medications, Tylenol, Advil, etc – Kidney failure, GI Ulcers
- (Additional People Foods To Avoid Feeding Your Pets)
If you think your pet ate something dangerous, Call Your Vet or
ASPCA Poison Control Hotline: (888) 426-4435 https://www.aspca.org
National Pet Poison Helpline: 855076407661 http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com