What Food That Dogs Should Not Eat and What To feed Your Dog

Some of the food are toxic for your dog. Be careful when you feed them.

Some of the food are toxic for your dog. Be careful when you feed them.

What to feed your dog? And what you should not feed your dog?  I have an answer for you.  Keep reading….

Giving in to those puppy eyes and handing your canine buddies a treat seem pretty harmless. That is, if the human treat you’re giving them is 100% safe and non-toxic. Here is a list of foods that you should never be fed to your canine buddies – no matter how cute they act up.

  • Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins can cause lack of appetite, weakness, abdominal pain, dehydration and even kidney failure if fed to your dogs.

  • Xylitol

Xylitol is not only found in chewing gums but also in certain cookie brands. Xylitol is highly toxic leading to a drastic decrease in blood sugar in dogs which then leads to severe liver failure even at the smallest amount.

  • Onions and Garlic

    Dangerous Food for dogs

    Dangerous Food for dogs

Onions and garlic cause a decrease in red blood cells in dogs when consumed at certain amounts. Of course they are good for human but definitely NOT for your dog!

  • Macadamia Nuts and other nuts

Nuts generally cause vomiting in dogs. It can also lead to weakness, lethargy and depression.

  • Coffee, Chocolate and Tea

These three often contain caffeine which can are highly toxic to dogs. These food items can cause vomiting and hyperactivity and can lead to heart arrhythmias and seizures in dogs.

  • Cooked bones most especially from fish

Cooked bones are very much prone to breaking and can obstruct or lacerate your dog’s digestive system.

  • Food items and beverages with alcohol content

Alcohol can cause intoxication, coma and even death in dogs. You should always check food items for alcohol content before feeding them to your dogs.

So, what to feed your dog? I would recommended to read my previous articles on how to homemade dog food. I think you will like it.

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How to Clean Dog Ears Naturally:Simple and Easy

Cleaning dogs ear wax

Cleaning dogs ear wax

If you are dog owner, I bet you would buy ear cleaning products for dogs. It can be quite an addition to the already long list of expenses you have for your dog. Although ear cleaning products generally don’t cost much, it is always a good option to save up some bucks for the rainy days.

Commercially available ear cleaning products also have chemicals that may cause harm to your dogs if used in the long run. Luckily, there are a lot of natural products that can be used to make homemade ear cleaning solutions for your dog.

Here are a few of them.

An illustration on how to clean dog ears

An illustration on how to clean dog ears

1) Water and Vinegar Combination. To make an ear cleaning solution using water and vinegar, simply mix one part water and one part vinegar. Ensure that it is mixed well and transfer the mixture to a dropper. Using the dropper, place some of the mixture into your dog’s ear until some of the mixture drips out.

You can also place 2-3 drops for bigger dogs and massage the base of your dog’s ears. For smaller dogs, place 1-2 drops of the ear cleaning solution and massage the base of the ears as well. Wipe of debris and excess ear cleaning solution with cotton after your dog shakes its head.

2) Water and Hydrogen Peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is good in dissolving ear wax. Simply mix one part water and one part hydrogen peroxide and apply in the same manner as above.

3) Tea Tree Oil. What sets apart tea tree oil from vinegar and hydrogen peroxide is its antibiotic properties. Tea tree oil helps fight off fungus, bacteria and infection naturally. To make use of tea tree oil as an ear cleaning solution, simply moisten a towel and use it to clean your dog’s ears.

Check this out You might interested in about 2 Home Remedies to Reduce Loss of Appetite in Dogs.