Just like humans, animals, in this case dogs, also need a healthy diet. While some are against the idea of giving dog food to the table, you can do it safely. But, just choose the right foods.
Coconut oil, a beneficial oil for dogs:
Coconuts contain beneficial fatty acids called lauric acid. When dogs and humans absorb lauric acid, they produce a compound called monolaurin monoglyceride. This substance helps fight and destroy viruses and various pathogenic bacteria, protecting your animals against infection and stimulating their immune system.
Coconut also contains albumin, which is a water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and fluids. A multitude of diseases, such as yeast infections, hot spots, cuts that have been infected and even cracked paws, can all be cured with just a jar of virgin coconut oil.
The oil containing all the properties of coconut, can help improve your dog’s digestion and eventually become a cure for most digestive disorders. In addition, thyroid function is also maintained normal with coconut oil. It can give your dog a shiny and smooth fur, as well as a healthy and supple skin.
A- Discover the other healthy foods you can give to your dog:
2- Lean meat: Lean meat is an excellent source of amino acids, which helps build muscles in your dog’s body. Meat is also an excellent source of B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, and cobalamin).
3- Liver: The liver is an excellent source of B vitamins, vitamin A and vitamin K. It is also an excellent source of iron. Too much liver can still be toxic to dogs because of its high vitamin A content.
4- Salmon and Tuna: These are good sources of omega 3 fatty acids that help keep your dog’s coat healthy and shiny.
5- Eggs: Eggs are an excellent source of riboflavin, protein and selenium.
6- Cheese and cottage cheese: Rich in protein and calcium
7- Greek yogurt and kefir: They are good for the digestive system of your dog.
8- Oatmeal: An excellent source of soluble fiber, which can be particularly beneficial for older dogs with intestinal irregularities.
9- Sweet potatoes: excellent source of dietary fiber and contains vitamin B6, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and manganese.
10- Popcorn: contains potassium as well as minerals that strengthen bones, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium.
11- Flaxseed: good source of omega-3 acids that are good for skin and coat.
12- Carrots: Excellent for a dog’s teeth, they are low in calories and high in fiber and beta-carotene / vitamin A.
13- Pumpkin, squash and zucchini: Good source of fiber as well as beta-carotene / vitamin A.
14- Peas: Peas are a good source of vitamin B, thiamine, phosphorus and potassium.
15- Nori alga: contains protein, soluble fiber, vitamins C, E and all B vitamins as well as minerals such as zinc and copper.
16- Fruit salad: Strawberries, blueberries, apples, cantaloupe, watermelon and bananas are all excellent choices.
17- Apple slices: good source of fiber as well as vitamin A and C.
18- Cranberry: rich in vitamins A, B1, B2 and C, and prevents urinary infections.
19- Pears: Dogs can eat pears safely, but hearts (especially seeds) can be poisonous.
20- Pineapple: rich in fructose, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Your dog can eat pineapple to boost his immune system and improve digestion. Bromelain, found in pineapple, is an enzyme that helps break down proteins.
21- Parsley: good source of calcium, potassium and beta-carotene.
22- Mint: Refreshes the bad breath of your boyfriend.
23- Cinnamon: Cures nausea and gas, it can be used to stimulate energy, circulation, digestion and brain health.
24- Spirulina: This is a type of seaweed that is rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.
25- Carob: contains a lot of vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber and pectin.
26- Peanut butter: Good source of protein, it also contains healthy fats, vitamin B, niacin, and vitamin E.
28- Rice / Brown rice
29- Green beans
Remember to try these foods in small amounts. If your dog has allergies, consult your veterinarian.
B- Toxic foods for dogs:
Never feed your dog with toxic foods such as:
1- The chocolate
2- Grapes and raisins
4- The lawyer
6- The coffee
7- The macadamia nuts
8- Sweets and chewing gum