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You have a sweet tooth and love nothing more than to munch
on a cake or lick an ice-cream. When you eat it, however, you are conscious of
a pair of eyes watching your every slurp. Your dog is looking at you, with its
wagging tail and adoring eyes. You know what it is thinking: will you share the
treat? You are hesitant to do so, as you have heard that many sweets concocted
for humans are actually harmful for canines. There are several sweets you can
safely give your dog to eat.
First, are those sweets you should never feed your dog. You
should not give it any kind of candy bar. Better not any candies at all. This
is as chocolate has theobromine. It has methylxanthine, a compound with extreme
toxicity to dogs. The sweet candy bar which you love will cause abnormal heart
rhythms, diarrhea, and vomiting in your dog. There could be seizures and even
death. A few candies have Xylitol, a sweetener compound in them. This chemical
increases the production of insulin in the animal's body, leading to liver
failure. In case you want to make your dog taste chocolate, give it carob
chips, a dog substitute for chocolate. Carobs, however, are not good for
consumption in large quantities. Eating more of them will result in your dog
stomach being upset.
Carobs, vegetables, and fruits
Instead of chocolates, why not give your dog some
vegetables. These edibles may not sound sweet to you, but they have natural
sugar which your dog will love. Green beans along with baby carrots make a
crunchy snack which will taste delicious to your canine when given raw. Best of
all, vegetables are low in calories. Dog snacks can be yummy with the addition
of dehydrated sweet potatoes given after slicing them. The chewy bites are
packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, fiber, and manganese.
Fruits, like vegetables,
also contain natural sugars. Do note that not all fruits are ideal for the dog.
Raisins have a toxic substance which may result in failure of the kidneys.
Grapes also have a near identical reaction. Do not include these two in the
dog's diet. Fruits like watermelon, apples, bananas, and berries have fiber and
vitamins. They are sweet. Dehydrated banana chips and apple rings will taste
delicious to your dog. They are small and best given as the occasional dog
treat. You can give your dog yogurt and peanut butter as sweet treats. Both
make excellent protein sources. A blob of peanut butter will make your dog
happy for hours. Yogurt has active bacteria and calcium, both of which keep the
dog's stomach happy as it improves the digestive system.