Do you eat the same thing for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day? Do your children? I’m guessing that the answer is no. I can’t imagine having the exact same thing for every meal day after day. I’m thinking of how quickly everyone tires of leftover turkey, stuffing, and cranberries within a few days of Thanksgiving. My husband, the kids, and I are always trying new recipes and different foods but what about our dog Brutus? What’s his typical weekly meal plan? “I’m serving my dog The Nutro™ Company food as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars. #HonestToDog”
It goes something like this.
Monday: Dog Food
Tuesday: Dog Food
Wednesday: Dog Food and Toddler Table Scraps
Thursday: The Same Boring Dog Food
Friday: DOG FOOD AGAIN with a Side of Whatever is Left on Toddler’s Face
You get the point. We’re eating fun stuff and Brutus is usually stuck with the same old dry dog food again and again. It’s no wonder he begs for food from the kids. The big kids know not to give him table scraps but the little boys think there is nothing better than sharing with their furry pal. I know he’s just looking for variety but many human foods aren’t safe for dogs. The Nutro Company has a plan for spicing up your dogs meals without giving them dangerous human foods.
Feeding Your Dog a Variety without Dangerous Human Foods
Only NUTRO™ ROTATIONS™ offers a solution to feeding variety with digestive stability. With NUTRO ROTATIONS you can add variety to your dog’s diet by switching recipes from one bag to the next. Real Meat, Poultry or Fish is ALWAYS the first ingredient in their foods. They use whole grains and the finest fruits and vegetables and are made with only Non-GMO ingredients. The Nutro Company never uses corn, wheat, chicken by-product meal or soy protein in their foods.
I know realistically that even though Brutus now has a variety in his diet he’s still going to ask for what we’re eating and it’s important to know what foods are safe and which ones are not. He needs a diet of grain free dog food not grapes and guacamole!
Human Foods that are Dangerous for Your Dog
Avocados contain persin which is safe for humans who don’t have an allergy but can be toxic to dogs.
Grapes or Raisins are a favorite snack for my little ones but even a small amount of these can make your dog very ill. While research hasn’t shown why, grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure. Keep grapes and raisins out of reach of your dog and do not let young children have them unsupervised where they may feed them to your dog without knowing better.
Onions and garlic are also not safe choices for dogs. Eating even one large portion of garlic or onion, in any form, can cause poisoning to your dog. These foods can destroy his red blood cells, leading to anemia which can be very dangerous.
Also on the list of foods NOT to give your furry friends for various reasons are alcohol, caffeine, dairy products, macadamia nuts, fat trimmings and bones, candy including chocolate, fruits with pits like peaches or plums, salt, raw eggs, raw meat or fish, medicines, and many spices.
It is safe for your dog to have a natural dog food that is grain free like NUTRO ROTATIONS which is formulated for your dog’s digestive system. It’s also safe for him to have small amounts of thoroughly cooked lean meats, apples, oranges, and bananas as well as watermelon, carrots, zucchini, cucumber, and green beans all in moderation. Cooked plain white rice is safe too and can actually offer some relief if your dog has an upset stomach.
Give your dog some spice in his life with a more exciting meal plan than what Brutus is used to but keep him safe while doing so. Learn more about the variety of recipes available from the Nutro Company and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
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