July 19, 2022, 15:06 | Animals
Some names may surprise you.
Experts of the American Kennel Club spoke about fruits and vegetables useful and harmful for animals, informs Ukr.Media.
For according to experts, some vegetables and fruits that people love can be toxic to pets, causing diarrhea, vomiting or even liver failure. This list includes avocados, cherries and grapes.
However, there are common myths. For example, it is believed that cucumbers are dangerous for dogs, but this is not so. Dog breeders say that cucumbers are a safe, low-calorie snack that your dog will love. Cucumbers are also low in fat and sodium, making them a healthy treat.
However, you should not feed your dog pickles because of the salt and spices used in the preparation. In addition, too many cucumbers, especially if your pet has not eaten them before, can cause gastrointestinal upset in your dog.
In general, veterinarians recommend that any the treats corresponded to the “10% rule”, that is, they should only make up 10% of the dog's diet. Any new food should be introduced into the pet's diet slowly, and any negative reactions should be monitored.
What fruits, vegetables, berries and melons can be given for dogs:
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- Mustang melon