Can Dogs Eat Raw Dough?

Raw dough is toxic to dogs Raw or unbaked dough used for bread, pizza, or other baked goods is toxic to dogs. If your dog has consumed any raw dough containing yeast, you should consult a veterinarian immediately. If eaten, raw dough will continue to rise in your dog’s stomach and may cause a life-threatening blockage. Gas (carbon dioxide) given off from the continued fermentation of the yeast will also cause dangerous expansion of the stomach. This can rupture the stomach or cause a dangerous condition called bloat. Another…

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Can Dogs Eat Sausage?

Sausage is safe for dogs Although safe, feeding sausage to your dog should be avoided. Sausage, like ham and bacon, is high in fat and salt. Excess sodium is unhealthy for dogs and can cause dehydration and kidney issues. The high fat content in sausages can cause obesity and pancreatitis. Sausages are also most often seasoned with ingredients like onion and garlic, which can be toxic to dogs. There are much healthier sources of protein for your dog.

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Can Dogs Eat Bacon?

Bacon is safe for dogs Dogs can eat bacon but it’s not a healthy treat and should not be given often. Bacon is very fatty and salty. Excess salt is harmful to dogs and can cause dehydration and kidney issues. The high fat content of bacon can lead to obesity in the long term and can also cause pancreatitis which is a serious condition. Eating a large portion of bacon may also cause gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea so portion size should be limited if you do choose to…

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Can Dogs Eat Popcorn?

Popcorn is safe for dogs Plain air popped popcorn is safe for your dog to eat. It even contains some vitamins and minerals such as iron and vitamin B1 (thiamine) and B2 (riboflavin). The problem with popcorn is that we often cook it with oil and then top it with different things such as butter and salt. These added ingredients can be harmful to our dog’s health. Butter and oil can cause obesity and salt can cause dehydration and kidney issues. The different toppings you add may also cause…

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Can Dogs Eat Lemons?

Lemons are toxic for dogs The fruit of a lemon is not toxic to dogs in small amounts, but it should be avoided. Depending on the amount eaten and how sensitive the dog is, the acid and other compounds in the lemon can cause gastrointestinal distress. The oils in the skin and compounds (psoralens) in the other parts of the lemon (pith, seeds) and lemon tree are toxic. You should consult a veterinarian if your dog has any symptoms of lemon toxicity. Symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, rash, muscle tremor, drooling

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Can Dogs Eat Rice?

Rice is safe for dogs Feeding rice to your dog is safe. White rice does not contain many nutrients but is a good source of carbohydrates when your dog has gastrointestinal issues and is on a plain diet. It is low in fiber and easy to digest. Brown rice and wild rice have more fiber and higher nutritional content than white rice but are harder to digest if your dog is unwell. Rice is also commonly found in many commercial dog foods.

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Can Dogs Eat Bread?

Bread is safe for dogs Bread is safe to feed to your dog. However, it should only be fed to your dog occasionally as it has very little nutritional value and is high in carbohydrates. Plain white bread, whole-wheat, and whole-grain breads are generally safe. Breads such as rye and pumpernickel are also safe unless your dog is sensitive to certain grains. Bread with added ingredients requires extra caution. Some ingredients, such as garlic, onion, macadamia nuts, chocolate, and raisins, can be toxic to dogs and any bread containing…

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Can Dogs Eat Cheese?

Cheese is safe for dogs Most cheeses are safe for most dogs to eat. Cheese is high in protein, calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin B12. As with humans, dogs can have varying degrees of intolerance to lactose or allergies to milk ingredients. If your dog is intolerant to lactose, consuming cheese can lead to an upset stomach, gas, and diarrhea. Aged cheeses such as Parmesan and cheddar contain less lactose. Another concern with cheese is that it contains sodium and is high in fat. The high fat content can cause…

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Can Dogs Eat Eggs?

Eggs are safe for dogs Eggs are safe for dogs to eat. They are a great source of protein, vitamin A and B12, riboflavin, phosphorus and they contain many other nutrients which are beneficial to your dog. It is best to cook eggs without any additions such as salt, butter, or oil. You should be cautious with raw eggs since they may be contaminated with Salmonella. It is best to feed dogs the entire egg since egg whites contain a protein called avidin which binds to biotin (vitamin B7)…

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Can Dogs Eat Almonds?

Almonds are toxic to dogs While almonds aren’t technically toxic to dogs, they should be avoided for several reasons. Dogs are unable to properly digest almonds, and this can cause gastrointestinal upset. Due to their high fat content, they can also cause pancreatitis, which is a dangerous condition. Due to their size, almonds are also a choking hazard for dogs and can cause obstruction anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract. Finally, almonds are often salted or flavored and those additional ingredients may be unsafe for your dog to consume. Symptoms:…

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