Dogs and Sweets: Sweets that your Pekingese Can Eat

 


Dogs and Sweets: Sweets that your Pekingese Can Eat

Dogs and sweets isn’t a bad combination as long as you know which kinds to give to your pet. Admit it, most of us pet parents, treat our four-legged companion as our own kids. However sharing sweets with your pet is not a cool idea especially if its candies, chocolates and the likes. On the brighter side, there are natural sweets that you can give to your pet instead.

While it is alright to share table scraps such as chicken with your pet, but your sweets is not good for them. Especially the chocolates. Chocolates are one of the toxic human foods that any dog could intake. As a matter of fact, chocolate is poison to them. As you notice, your pet has the inability to stop with just one bite unlike us humans who can control what we eat. Dogs are unable to turn off that switch to consume whatever he is eating thus you should be the one controlling what he is eating.

Dogs have a similar metabolism pattern with horses. They have slow metabolism for theobromine that is present in chocolates which would eventually affect their nervous and cardiac systems. Plus, it has a negative impact on their kidneys.

Dogs are so quick and notorious for eating things that can be seen around the house or during walks, so as owners we need to be vigilant and prudent on what they consume. Xylitol poisoning has increased through the years as this sweetener has become more common in food products, thus we should first read the ingredient label before buying anything for your pet.

Dogs and Sweets

What your Peke can Eat

  • Fresh and Dried Fruits. Fruits are healthy and important to your pet’s diet. Through it they can get adequate vitamins, natural sucrose and minerals which their system can absorb. You can give your pet either dried or raw fruits. Raspberries, apples, blackberries and blueberries are the common favorites. You can also give him bananas which is one of the sweetest natural fruit out there. Just be sure that you won’t add sugar or preservatives when giving him the fruits. Dried fruits has more concertrated sugar so give in moderation. Take note to avoid grapes and raisins since they are toxic to dogs.
  • Honey. Pure honey is a natural sweet food which you can add moderately unto your dog’s diet. Give him a teaspoon or less and incorporate it on his daily diet or add it to his homemade treats. Most dogs would love the smell and taste of natural honey.
  • Seeds and Nuts. Nuts and seeds have natural sweets however it is not as sweet as the honey or fruits. It is also a given that these are loaded with minerals and vitamins. Common favorites would include sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, almonds, peanuts (butter and salt free) and pine nuts. Since nuts are fattening, just give it in moderation as well. However, bear in mind to stay away from macadamia nuts since they are toxic to dogs.
  • Sweet Root Crops. Such vegetables would include sweet potato, parsnip, carrots, squash. pumpkin or rutabaga. These veggies are loaded with minerals and vitamins which your pet’s system can easily absorb. You can either cook or give it to him raw. Most dogs are fond of raw carrots.

Resisting to give your pet human foods is rather difficult, but dogs and sweets can mix as long as you know which ones to give. Avoid processed sweets since their systems are unable to process sugars as easy as we do thus making it harmful to them. Just give them the natural sweet foods since they are safe for them.

What kind of sweets do you give to your pekingese? Make sure that you are promoting wellness on his diet and not otherwise because your peke might suffer in the long run. We all want our pets to live a long and healthy life, right? I hope this post has helped you and your friends. Don’t forget to spread the word by sharing this post.

 

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