Category / Dog Nutrition

What you do not give your dog October 30, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Deadly Delights.

Most people do not see any connection between the food you eat every day his dog, and the level of his being and health. Meanwhile, our pet’s can not eat many of the “human” treats. Some of them can not chew or digest, and the whole mass is a mere toxic. Which products should be considered the most?











1. Chocolate

Among the missing dog owners who love chocolate sweet tooth. This does not mean, however, that a bit of sweetness should be shared with their four-legged dependents. Indeed Chocolate can poison your dog.According to estimates, it is dangerous to have half a plate of this delicacy. Cause of the trouble is contained in chocolate substance called theobromine, which, inter alia, dilates the coronary arteries. It can lead to canine cardiac arrhythmia, and in extreme cases even to collapse.


Dried Fruits










2. Dried Fruits

Raisins or apricots are a healthy snack, but only for a man. Because they contain a lot of simple sugars, which are not absorbed through the digestive tract dog for our pet are dangerous. Sugars are irritating to the digestive tract and are toxic to the kidneys, causing acute renal pets that authority. The first symptoms of poisoning are vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, listlessness, diarrhea.












3. Alkohol

Among the banned dog drinks list is also alcohol, also harmful to humans. Often, usually for fun, give him the pet owners themselves. Meanwhile, have a small amount of drink containing percentages may cause symptoms of poisoning in dogs – vomiting, difficulty breathing, coma and, in severe cases, lead to death. Weighing about 7 kg. dog can kill a small glass of wine or beer.


Fresh tropical food, healthy avocado fruit










4. Avocado

It is considered one of the healthiest fruits in the world, but not for dogs or cats. Avocado contains a substance called Persin, which is highly toxic to animals (including for birds, horses, cows, rabbits, rats, fish, sheep). Eating the fruit of your pet causes vomiting and diarrhea, resulting in inflammation of the mammary gland, damage to the heart muscle, circulatory and respiratory disorders.












5. Macadamia nuts

Macadamia nuts contain a number of toxins are harmful to the animals, which may have effects on various organs. Once they are eating (and products where applicable) in dogs may occur first, depression, weakness, muscle stiffness, vomiting, increased heart rate, tremors, fever, which can result in death.












6. Seeds

Many dog owners give their pupilom to podgryzania whole apples. Unfortunately, the pet can not eat coring both these and other fruits. Most of the seed contains cyanide fact that a dog can be treated with much stronger than a man – even absorbed in trace amounts. If you want to give pet its example, apple, plum or peach – it is better to remove the seeds and seeds.












7. Mushrooms

Eating mushrooms is also a serious risk to humans. However, even the tastiest mushrooms edible and poison our dog. They are hard to digest, so interferes with the stomach. Affect the operation of the nervous system, kidneys and heart. Besides familiar with the taste of mushrooms pet may walk in the forest by chance copy poisonous bite, and then tragedy ready.











8. Houseplants

House full of plants will be cozy for its people, for the dog but it is a place full of dangers. Pet owners have a list of pet flowers that are toxic to the pet. Among the dangerous flowers are aloe, Caladium, chrysanthemum, Dieffenbachia, hyacinth, philodendron, ficus benjamiński. These plants can not be in places where the dog has access to.











9. Coffee

Although it seems strange, some dogs really like to drink coffee. Unfortunately, it is harmful for them. The caffeine is theobromine, which for our furry can be deadly. The toxic ingredient that makes the dog begins to vomit, do not want to eat, is lethargic, show signs of pain. For the same reason you can not drink tea and cacao.











10. Onion

Onions also fed the dog with meat or other homemade dishes) contains disulfides that operate oxidation and lead to the disintegration of red blood cell hemolysis. Only two weekly onion slices cause destruction of hemoglobin in such an amount that interferes with sufficient oxygen supply to the body’s dog and it leads to anemia. Poison is both raw onion and boiled. It is similar to garlic.












11. Liquid mouthwash

Not every owner is aware of the fact that some of the measures that they use every day, can be highly toxic to the pet. So it is with boric acid contained in a liquid such as a mouthwash, liquid contact lens or means for cleaning dentures. These fluids are highly toxic to dogs.












12. Paracetamol

It often happens that the owners of dogs to relieve the pet’s illness and suffering, give him the “human” drugs. However, when administered in too large quantities of preparation, the active ingredient is acetaminophen, naproxen or ibuprofen at the pet is most common acute poisoning that can cause damage to the liver, stomach, intestines and kidneys.



The dog doesn’t come close to the bowl October 16, 2013 at 5:58 pm

For a dog , like other animals , the food is extremely important. This ensures its survival . However, it happens that some dogs too scrupulously defend their food. When we try to get closer to the bowl, growl , and an extreme case may even bite. This problem becomes especially important when there are children in the family . It is normal that you can not disturb a dog while eating , but when it watches over , you have to take the appropriate steps.The first and best solution to this problem is simply to prevent it. The dog should be taught from puppyhood that we approach his bowl, it is related to something positive . When we feed the puppy , should the food be near his bowl and occasionally throw something to him . Then the dog knows that we are a source of food , not a threat. When there is a problem with an adult dog , you must do the same. But it should make a grown man , not a child.In the case of an adult dog , you can also use a safer method . First, put an empty dog bowl . Then he will probably look at us . When you look at us , we praise him and just throw some food in the bowl . When you eat it , repeat it until you finish your meal. Bowl we take only when the dog is already full. This accustom the dog to the fact that we are not a threat , it should take about a month. For the first week throw food into the bowl from a distance. Then slowly we should be approaching , and every time the dog at us , it must be an explicit praise and food.You should never drive a dog. When, at some stage, will keep an eye on the food , you have to take a step back in training. It is best to approach the bowl from different directions , always food in his hand . This will help your dog feel calm when different people are approached from different angles. At the final stage of training should touch the dog when we throw the food into the bowl . The first time, you only need to lightly brush over the dog, than a second. Then gradually we move to the stage of light pats . You can even try to touch the bowl. But you have to give the impression that it was quite erratic during of adding food.

Prepared food for dogs at 5:52 pm

In large stores you can get a lot of packaged foods, canned dog or bundles. It is well balanced and the usual high quality. Large companies, dog food, have their own laboratories, which controls the quality of the food.There are three types of ready-made food: dry, semi-dry and canned.


Dry food

Despite its name, it contains about 10% of water. Although all species are similar in nutritional composition, use of different materials, and some may be better digested and tastier than others.One advantage of dry food is its low cost, especially if you have a large dog. You can buy it and store it in large quantities for several weeks. However, if you kept it too long, it can erode and lose vitamins. Dry food is more concentrated and can help dogs suffering from food. Abundant stools are difficult to remove, for example lawn, although less smell. One word of warning – at the beginning it is difficult to estimate how much dry food should be given, and the excess can cause obesity.


Food semi-dry

Sometimes called “soft-moist” contains about 25% water. In general, resembles a canned or a piece of meat and for this reason, many owners will be on dry food. Semi-dry foods are packaged in a medium-sized portions and do not need to be refrigerated.Diets based on a semi-dry foods are more expensive, but are a good option for dogs accustomed to the fresh meat when they are difficult to get. Some small dogs love it. It contains a lot of sugar, and is therefore not suitable for dogs with diabetes.


This is probably the best known food for dogs, but many people do not realize that there are two types to be used otherwise. Some include porridge , making it a complete meal , others just meat and for them to add crackers to balance them . You always have to read the description of the preparation . Administration of the meat without biscuit is expensive because it takes more of it to satisfy your appetite dog and not a nutritionally balanced diet . Each species has a different composition of canned and may require different amounts of biscuits in a can . If the dog does not want to eat biscuits , try nutritious canned . Note that, although convenient , they are hard to move and take up a lot of space ( we carry and store more water than other types of food ) .Canned have different tastes . Some components may not correspond to our dog and cause diarrhea . You can also get special canned food , including food for puppies , of fine texture , with a mild taste food for picky little dogs , and food for special recipes for dogs with certain health problems ( doctors ) .

Dogs Carnivores at 5:48 pm

Dogs are carnivores . Dog teeth are structured differently than human – are used for tearing and shredding the meat. They have flat surfaces for grinding grains, as is in the case of human teeth . The process of digestion begins in the stomach of a dog , and not in its mouth. All the digestive enzymes are meant to digest meat and raw products . So if your dog has to be healthy , you should get the meat .Like the human body , the body dogs consists of cells , each of which needs 45 nutrients. A protein are from 9-12 amino acids , minerals, vitamins , carbohydrates , fats and water. Of course, all these components must be included in the diet in proper proportions in order to get the appropriate chemical processes necessary for their digestion, absorption and excretion. The cells are kept alive only when they are immersed in a liquid, which strictly controlled composition can not be changed by more than a few percent .All nutrients can be assimilated to fuel his replacement by the body for energy. The energy used to generate heat , so that the dog can not control his body heat storage . Furthermore, everything that the dog does , the fun , running , working , etc. depend on how much fuel he will provide , for the more high-quality fuel , the more energy you produce your dog .To measure the amount of energy provided by the dog food, used the term ” calorie ” . In the optimal situation , each pupil should eat the amount of food that is needed to meet the demand for calories . The appropriate number of calories your dog will survive in good shape for the age, to produce the energy needed to grow , reproduce and maintain good health throughout life.