Is Juicing For My Dog Good Or Bad
As a dog owner you know that it is very important that your dog should have a constant supply of fresh water near him. Water helps to prevent dehydration and water is the best drink for dogs. Some owners give their dogs everything they drink. Dogs love to explore tastes and will drink anything that the owner shares. But since the dog’s digestive and human digestive system is not the same, all people drinks might not suit your furry friend and it can cause gastrointestinal distress.
I have seen many dog owners pour juice into their dog’s bowl, without knowing whether it will really suit their dog’s tummy. Can dogs drink juices? Can you give your dog fruits and vegetable juices? Get the answer by scrolling down…
The answer is better to avoid fruit juices and yes in moderation for some vegetable juices
Fruits and veggies are a good source of vitamins and mineral and many dog owners think that giving their dog these juices will increase their nutritional requirement. But it is very important that you know why you can and why you can’t give your juices to your dog.
Why is it better to avoid fruit juices for dogs?
Not all fruits are safe for dogs; some fruits are toxic and can harm your dog. Apples, oranges, bananas, melons and strawberries can be safely given to dogs but in moderation but excessive consumption can upset your dog’s stomach resulting in vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain. But can the juices of these fruits be given to dogs? It is best to avoid juices to dogs and the reason is that these juices contain a lot of sugar. Too much sugar can increase the blood sugar level leading to diabetes. Sugar can also cause tooth decay in dogs. And juice of citrus fruits such as oranges and lemon contains acidity that can upset your dog’s stomach. If you are very keen to give your dog fruit juices, you can mix a small amount of juice with water and feed him. But avoid shop-bought juices because they contain artificial flavoring. Home-made juice is favorable. But remove the seeds and skin before juice any fruit because seeds are toxic for dogs. But the best way to get the benefits of fruits is to give your dog a few slices.
What vegetable juices can I give my dog?
Juices of green vegetables and carrot can be given to your dog, but limitation is a critical factor and in less frequency. Vegetables like spinach and kale can be boiled and juiced. Your dog will benefit from the vitamins and minerals packed in leafy veggies. Carrot juice is a very healthy juice for dogs as it is packed with fiber, vitamins and potassium. Dogs can be given vegetable juice by adding a small amount to his food.
Whether you give your dog fruit juice or vegetable juice, wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly to get rid of chemicals and harmful fertilizers, because it can cause toxic poisoning in dogs.
Juices are not the best way to keep your dog hydrated. Water is the best drink for your dog and need not be substituted with any other drinks. Your dog gets all the required nutrition from the food he eats and no drink is as good as fresh water for your dog.