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Can Dogs Eat Cauliflower?

For all those who are fond of pets and animals in general, dogs are certainly not an exception. Those charming and adorable fellows are hard not to love, indeed. Dogs are quite popular as pets in many countries all over the world. There are numerous breeds of dogs, both natural and genetically modified and they are all interesting and amazing in their own way.

Just for the record, some of the most beautiful dog breeds, such as Samoyed, Siberian husky, elegant Afghan hound and such, are of natural and very ancient origin. Since earliest days of our civilization and beyond, dogs have been commonly used as our pets, guardians of our homes and our protectors. They are also our cuddly and playful friends, as well.

When it comes to adapting a dog, every responsible person must be aware of the commitment that goes with it. It may seem like a really great fun to have a dog. You might think it’s so cool to get yourself a beautiful pet you can show off around, but dogs aren’t toys for our fun and satisfaction. If you think of a pet as an accessory, you should never get one, to be honest. A dog is a living being, with fragile emotions and delicate sense of the world around. You need to earn its trust and show it your unconditional love. Having a dog is almost the same to getting a new family member.

Most of people think taking care of a dog is easy. Well, let us reveal what lies behind that attractive picture of a happy dog owner and its pet. There is a lot of effort, time, patience, love and dedication behind. People who love animal know what their pets really need. If you’ve never had a dog and you think of getting one for yourself and your family, please do a thorough research on dogs’ breeds, needs and requirements. You certainly want your new pet to grow healthy and feel good. Talk to an expert and decide what would be the best for you, your loved ones and, of course, your lovely canine.

Feeding canines

Feeding canines should not be difficult, as long as you are well informed on particular nutritional needs of a certain dog breed, combined with all of the individual characteristics of your pet. If you are not sure what would be the best solution for your dog and you have concerns about its health, seek for an expert’s advice. He would make thorough examine of your dear four-legged friend and give you the best solutions for its diet plan.

First of all, you should know dogs were originally carnivores, like wolves and ancient wolf-like animal that they originate from. Nowadays, you would see dogs taken as pets eating very different types of food. You need to get informed on what is actually good for them and what’s not, like with pineapples. A lot of people feed their dogs just about anything they come up to and think their pets are doing fine. Well, it is true dogs are quite gourmets and they just love to try everything edible. One thing is certain, dogs cannot eat human food. Well, they could have it, but it won’t do them any good.

There are a lot of high quality products of food made especially for dogs. You can easily find them in any pet store. If you’ve got informed on your pet’s nutritional needs you’ll know what to choose. There is a simple and practical reason why granulated, vacuumed and canned dog food should be used as a base of your pet’s diet.

Those products are well balanced and they contain appropriate proportions of all the valuable and essential nutrients your pet needs. You can enrich its menu with a few bites of some well chosen treat food and some good prepared homemade meals, as well.

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Can I feed my dog cauliflower?

Dogs have got used to eating all sorts of vegetables, since they’ve been by our side for so long. Their organisms are originally designed to process food of animal origin, but it adapted to digesting plant food as well. That doesn’t mean your four-legged friend has turned vegetarian!

Vegetables should never be use as a basic or regular viand on your pup’s menu. They are good to be used as occasional treat or for some other purpose, such as weight loss in obese dogs. Some vegetables could be toxic to your pet, so do a research and learn all about dog friendly veggies.

As for cauliflower, it is on dog friendly vegetables list. It means it is completely safe to feed your pet some good and healthy cauliflower once in a while. In fact, we’ve seen a lot of dogs who really enjoy eating it. Cauliflower is a good source of vitamins and minerals, like most vegetables are, as well. Feeding your dogs with cilantro is also a good choice.

It also contains elements proved to be cancer blockers, which is considered extremely positive, of course.

Feeding a dog cauliflower is ok, but it won’t actually make any important effect on your pet’s health. It should be given in small portions and not so frequently and it should never replace your pet’s regular food. If you choose this vegetable to treat your dog, just give it really small amount of it and monitor its behavior.

Be cautious, because cauliflower belongs to gassy vegetables and it could cause your dog breaking unpleasant winds. If it appears your pet enjoys the taste and doesn’t experience any stomach problems, cauliflower could be a health occasional snack for your dear buddy.

Sherry Morgan

Sherry Morgan has been a lover of animals for most of her life. She was introduced by her parents to first pet Kelly, a Collie, when she was three. Today, Sherry heads Petsolino, a website devoted to produce expert content on animals and how to take care of them. Her house is now home to two dogs, two guinea pigs and a cat.
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