Sweets for Dogs

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Sweets for Dogs

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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.

Forbidden sweets

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.

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