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Dog Nutrition FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Dog Nutrition FAQs

What Can I Add To Dog Food To Make Them Eat It?

What can I add to dog food to make them eat itYou can always enhance the flavor of your dog’s food by adding safe taste-boosters like boiled chicken bits, meat bits, small fish pieces(cooked), etc.

Sprinkle some dog-formulated probiotic powder in the food. Some dogs love the taste of this mixed food.

You can also add vegetable or fruit pieces (small) that your dog normally loves to his kibbles.

Raw or boiled eggs, bone broth, and pumpkin puree can also be added to pep the taste of the dog food.

Some people add small bits of dog treats to the food and dogs definitely will love this and gulp the food in no time.

Remember, any booster you add must be free of salt or spices to ensure the best health of your dog. Never add garlic or onion powder to your furry friend’s food.

Consult your vet for any clarification on the dog’s food.

Can I Add Raw Egg To My Dog’s Dry Food?

Can I add raw egg to my dogs dry foodRaw eggs make a tasty and nutritional treat for your dog. You can enrich your dog’s dry food with raw eggs which add extra nutritional value to your dog’s diet.

Generally eggs, both cooked and raw are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, antioxidants, and various other nutrients.

However, vets recommend cooked eggs for your dogs as raw egg whites may contain an enzyme called avidin which prevents absorption of biotin. This may lead to biotin (Vitamin H) deficiency which will result in rashes and hair shedding.

Some dogs may suffer digestive difficulties with raw eggs.

Can Dogs Eat Bean Sprouts?

Can Dogs Eat Bean SproutsYes, dogs can very well eat bean sprouts as they are packed with health-promoting nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron that lower the risk of many diseases. However, if your dog has a weakened immune system, raw bean sprouts may cause gut infection.

Can Dogs Eat Edamame?

Can Dogs Eat EdamameYes, dogs can eat plain edamame safely as it is loaded with healthy fiber, vitamin K, antioxidants and is a good source of soy protein. However, edamame cooked with salt, oil, and spices is not recommended for dogs. Also, do not feed edamame with pods and too much of it may cause digestive problems in dogs.

Is Cilantro Bad For Dogs?

Is Cilantro Bad For DogsYes, dogs can safely eat cilantro but in moderation. Even though cilantro contains vitamins and essential minerals, it should be given as a secondary diet source only.  Cilantro stays easy on upset stomachs and is a flavoring agent also. You can sprinkle a bit in dog foods if your dog likes the taste of cilantro.

Can Dogs Eat Raisins?

Can Dogs Eat RaisinsABSOLUTELY NO! Don’t ever feed raisins to dogs. The toxic substance in grapes or raisins can lead to kidney failure that can be fatal to dogs. Even one or two of these little fruit is not advisable for dogs to consume.

Can Dogs Eat Pecans?

Can Dogs Eat PecansNo, it is not good to give pecans to dogs. It is toxic to dogs. Plus it can lead to intestinal blockages and other serious symptoms like seizures.

Can Dogs Eat Brussel Sprouts?

Can Dogs Eat Brussel SproutsYes, Brussel sprouts are good for dogs to consume. They are rich in fiber and antioxidants.  They also contain a lot of vitamins such as vitamins K, vitamin C, A, B1, B6, potassium, folate, and manganese.

Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin Seeds?

Can Dogs Eat Pumpkin SeedsYes, not only pumkpin, dogs can also safely eat pumpkin seeds, when they are fully cooked. Never give raw pumpkin seeds and always peel them before feeding to dogs. Pumpkin seeds are a great source for minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that helps in complete-body health and immunity in dogs.

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