Can I give a dog chips?
Do you like chips? If yes, most likely, you had to defend them from your dog more than once! The alluring rustle of the bag, mouth-watering aroma, crisp texture and bright taste – how can one resist here? Pets use all their charm to get the coveted slice of potato. But before you treat the dog, think three times. According to experts, chips cannot be eaten not only by pets, but also by people. More about this in our article.
Are chips harmful?
What are chips? Advertising from television screens assures: 100% potatoes! But when studying the composition, it becomes clear that it is also nutritional supplements, and flavor enhancers, and a mixture of starches, and hydrogenated fat. Yes, and hemodified potato itself. Add to this a thorough frying, which destroys nutrients, and the answer to the question of whether it is possible for dogs to have chips is obvious.
Chips can not be combined with a healthy diet. But do they really have to be abandoned?
Man is used to varied food. If you occasionally indulge yourself in chips, and otherwise stick to the right diet, there will not be much harm to your health. But the situation is different with pets. Dogs are predators, and the basis of their diet should be meat. They also need plant foods, but only properly cooked and in the right proportions. With the natural type of feeding, veterinarians recommend giving the dog a small amount of raw or boiled potatoes. But fried and spiced potatoes are contraindicated. Why?
Can dogs be chips?
How does a dog’s body respond to chips?
The dog’s pancreas is not designed to digest fried and seasoned foods. Once in the stomach, flour and starch (the base of chips) turn into slurry and adhere to its walls, making digestion difficult. Therefore, even a small number of chips can cause serious frustration, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence and lead to severe abdominal pain. Also, do not forget that chips are fat and calories, and this is a direct way to overweight and bad cholesterol. Taste enhancers and other industrial additives, in turn, cause food allergies, dermatitis, and deterioration in coat quality.
Unfortunately, many owners do not follow the rules of feeding and periodically “pamper” pets with products from the table, including chips. They believe that treat the pet, but in fact cause great harm to his health. Dogs can and should be pampered, but treats for this need to use special and exceptionally high-quality ones. These are various sticks, bones, sausages, snacks and granules, which are sold in pet stores.
And now, great news for chip fans: recently in pet stores special dog chips have appeared, natural and healthy! They did not expect?
Special chips for dogs: tasty and healthy know-how!
A bright novelty for dogs and their owners was pleased with the company Mnyams, specializing in treats for dogs and cats. Unlike human ones, Mnyams chips for dogs are made not from potatoes, but from meat and its derivatives (chicken and beef, more than 93% of the composition). The composition includes vitamins, minerals, derivatives of plant origin – and no flavor enhancers, preservatives or artificial colors!
The main thing is not to confuse the goodies with the main food. Special chips are suitable for dogs of all ages and breeds, but this is by no means a full meal. But treating your pet to watch your favorite movie or program (for example, the Football Championship) and “crunching” with it is the best thing. Do you agree?
Should I give the dog chips?
Tell me, does your dog like chips? Have you already managed to treat her a novelty?