Can Dogs Eat Bread?
Have you ever dropped a chip on the floor and your dog comes over to immediately lap it up, but then you scold the dog for eating something you know is bad for them? The following may not be related to dog training, per se, but it does say something about your thought process behind being the leader of your dog: Why do we eat food we know isn't even fit for a dog?
Really stop and think about that for a moment. Even though bread is generally considered good for human consumption, it also has many harmful effects on both human and dog health. So, if you're asking yourself the question of whether dogs can eat bread, it's because you know there are issues surrounding the healthiness of bread.
As Daniel says in the video:
"I always question myself, is it healthy for me, too? With that being said, no. It's not healthy for dogs to eat bread. We don't feed dogs regular human food. Some protein, some vegetables - potatoes, rice, that type of stuff - can't hurt dogs, especially if there's no sauce. Otherwise, no."
Now, human nutrition aside, let's take a look at some of the reasons why feeding your dog bread is not a good idea.
- Bread is high in carbohydrates and sugar, which can lead to obesity and other health problems in dogs.
- Bread contains gluten, which is a protein that can cause digestive problems in dogs.
- Bread can also be a choking hazard for dogs.
So, while you may think that giving your dog a slice of bread from time to time won't hurt them, it's actually better to err on the side of caution and avoid feeding them bread altogether. There are plenty of other foods that are safe and healthy for dogs to eat, so there's no need to take the risk with bread.
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