Dogs could eat various types of food, but not everything and not in the same amounts. Therefore, it is of a vital importance to determine which viands are appropriate for a particular dog type. Its nutrition should be based on many factors; it should be varied in a way it contains good proportions of all nutrients a dog needs for a safe and positive development and growth.
Moreover, a good diet plan would affect a dog's general activities, its behavior and emotions.
We’ve made up the whole science about nutrition, which is completely understandable. Humans’ world has changed in many aspects during our time on Earth, so our diet has changed, as well. Since pets are kind of domestic animals, our companions and cohabitants, their diet is also adapted to ours’ world, meaning we also make animal food products. That is logical; we cannot let our pets feed the way they would do in nature, neither there are resources and environment for them to do so, in the most cases. We’ve designed animal food, based on nutritional needs of each pet. Dogs have their own needs, so there are many different and high quality dog food products.
Responsible dog owners are concerned about their dog’s diet. In order to nurture it well and have a happy and cheerful friend, you need to provide it with all sorts of nutrients its body needs. Dogs need varied food. They have to eat proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and other valuable elements.
The best choice is to choose products of dry, granulated, vacuumed and/or canned products your dog finds delicious. This kind of food consists of good proportions of all needed nutrients. It is ok to enrich your dog’s nutrition with other types of food, once in a while. You could treat them with some of your food, but mostly this that is not processed, preserved, sugared, spiced and modified in other way. Food prepared with garlic like hummus are also not good for dogs.
Originally, dogs were carnivores, just like cats. However, since they have been by our side for millenniums, dogs got used to some types of food humans eat. Their organisms evolved to process viands other than meat. This fact often makes people and pet owners get misguided, in terms of dogs’ nutrition. This is a reminder of humans’ nutrition evolution, as well.
In old times, our own food was more natural, based mostly on things we could find in nature, raw and unprocessed. Men eventually started cooking and baking and so on, but the food was still in its natural form. Dogs are used to natural food, not all of those food products we use in our daily diet plans, in modern times. Therefore, you could feed your dog viands you eat, but not all of them and not in every form available.
Dogs and fruits
People are often wrong thinking dogs shouldn’t eat fruit. It just because the common picture we have about dogs. True, they don’t remind us of cavities, birds and other veggie and fruit lovers.
However, dogs do eat fruits, only those are not their main food. If you wonder about the way to treat your dog with some sweet delicacy, the fruit is an excellent choice. It is far better than sweets, snacks or any type of greasy and spiced food you like to eat occasionally. Don’t fall for your fluffy friend’s puppy look and feed it with crackers, biscuits and leftovers from your table. Give it an apple, for example.
Fruits is beneficial to dogs’ intestinal, in moderation. Fruit is known to promote digestion, speed up metabolic functions, help living bodies to digest other food easier and get rid of unnecessary materials. Fruits also contain lots of vitamins and minerals, which are good and needed for many of living beings organisms. Fruit could benefit your dog in many ways, especially in terms of good digestion and vitamins and minerals supplies.
However, you should be cautious. Fruits should never take up big parts of your dog’s nutritional plan. They should be a type of delicacy and sweet treat. Occasional small servings of fruits would do your dog good, but get well informed and talk to your vet first. There are certain fruits that are allowed for dogs, while others are to be avoided.
Sweet pears for dogs
Pears are healthy, delicious, juicy and flavorful fruit. Most people love them and so do dogs. It is not uncommon to see a dog eats pears fallen off in the garden. Pears are fine for dogs, but keep in mind fruit is not the most important type of food on your pet’s menu. Pears are full of fibers, valuable vitamins and minerals and, thus, they are good for your dog’s digestion and health, in general.
However, you should be aware of the fact all fruits contain sugar and sugar is not good for pets. Their bodies are not designed to process sugars, even those natural and ‘healthy’ ones from fruits like pears.
Therefore, you should consider pears treats for your dog. Give it in small servings, once in a while. Pears shouldn’t take part as a basic food on your dog’s menu. They are delicious and good, but that’s all. Your dog could survive without pears at all, but they are very good choice for a treat. It is better to give your dog a small, juicy pear, rather than cookies or your snacks. Just keep it in moderation. A couple of bites or one small pear at a time should be fine.
Make sure you’ve washed pears properly before serving them to your pet. This is the way to prevent both you and your pet from chemical poisoning or digestive discomfort coming from pesticides used to treat pear trees while growing.
Also, remove the seeds. Seeds of fruits such as pears and apples and many more are poisonous to pets, due to their cyanide content. This is bad for people, as well, but animals are much less tolerable of it, so they would need smaller amounts to experience bad effects.
Eating too much pears could make your dog get digestive issues, stomach ache, diarrhea and so on. Eating too much of any fruits would make the very same effect. It is mostly because of pears sugar content. Your furry friend’s belly is not designed to tolerate large amounts of sugar, so a lot of pears could get it stomach problems.
Be very cautious if you have a pear tree in your garden. Dogs are kind of voracious fellows and they would eat almost anything in front of their noses. It is not unlikely your dog would eat most of the fallen off fruits and get sick, due to their seeds and sugar effect.