Can I feed my dog anything?

Dog food can be expensive, and one might wonder, isn’t dog food a bougie thing, can’t I feed my dog eba and ewedu and be fine? After all, he’s an animal and animals can eat anything right?

Technically, dogs can eat most things humans can eat except the following*:

  • onions, chives and garlic
  • chocolate
  • caffeine (which includes coffee, tea etc)
  • grapes and raisins
  • macadamia nuts
  • alcohol
  • yeast dough
  • seeds, leaves and stems of fruits
  • foods containing xylitol (a sweetener)
  • raw meat, fish, eggs and bones,
  • fatty, sugary and salty foods
  • dairy foods.

However, just like us, animals require a balanced diet to maintain a healthy lifestyle which dog food can conveniently provide, especially if you have a busy lifestyle. So, it is really your choice as a pet owner to feed your dog human food (bearing in mind the above exceptions) or to give the commercially available dog food.

*when in doubt about which foods your dog can or cannot eat, please verify with your veterinarian.

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