Most dog owners know that their dog cannot eat chocolate, otherwise, your dog could be in serious trouble. But do you know all the foods your dog cannot eat? Well, let’s answer the question: can my dog eat this?
1. Chocolate: Absolutely not.
No. This is one everyone knows about, but they usually don’t know why it’s bad for your dog. Chocolate has a chemical called methylxanthine in it that can stop a dog’s metabolic process; better to keep it out of reach.
2. Shrimp: Surprisingly, yes!
Yes! Shrimp, as long as it’s fully cooked and all of the shell, legs, and tail are removed, is full of antioxidants and is low in fat, calories, and carbs. Just make sure it’s only a “once-in-a-while” treat.
3. Eggs: It’s a tricky grey area.
Yes and no. Raw eggs can be harmful to your dog and lead to a biotin deficiency, but cooked eggs are great. They’re high in protein and can even help an upset stomach.
4. Turkey: You bet!
Yes. Turkey is okay for dogs to eat as long as it doesn’t have a ton of garlic and spices on it. Be sure to check for bones, as well.
5. Garlic and onions: Absolutely not.
No! The most dangerous of the allium family, which includes also pet unfriendly foods like onions, leeks, and chives, garlic can lead to anemia in dogs. If your dog ingests some, keep an eye on them for a couple days.
6. Peanut Butter: Yep!
Yes! Peanut butter is full of awesome proteins, fats, and vitamins that are great for your dog. Just make sure it’s not a brand that contains xylitol, which can be deadly!
7. Popcorn: You bet!
Yes. As long as it’s popped and unsalted and unbuttered, popcorn is fine for your dog.