What to feed dogs in India?
There’s a lot of variety of food that is available in Indian cuisine. And various foods from the list are suitable for a dog. Indian food typically is on the spicy side with seasonings, garlic, onion, etc. which are toxic for your dog. Therefore while preparing any Indian dish avoid toxic ingredients and try to make the food on the bland side. Some Indian food options for your dog are boiled and boneless chicken or fish, boiled or steamed rice, carrots in small pieces, green peas, sweet potato, paneer, pumpkin, blueberry, cheese, honey, apple, lamb, cranberry, jowar, curd, melon, raw cauliflower, sunflower seeds, spinach, boiled eggs, grains and pulses like brown rice, wheat, oats, barley, millet and quinoa various other fruits and vegetables.
Can dogs eat moong dal?
Yes, dogs can eat moong dal. Moong dal is very good sources of protein that will help your dog grow. But it contains a good amount of carbohydrates and proteins which takes a lot of energy to digest. Also, you should prepare the dal without any spices. Just wash, soak in water for 10 minutes, boil it and serve. We recommend testing the moong dal out first with small quantities as there can be chances that it is hard for your dog to digest. A dog’s digestive system is not as complex as ours therefore it needs to eat food that requires less energy to digest. If your dog is suffering from cancer, do not feed it carbs-rich food as it will result in cancer to grow.
Is Roti bad for dogs?
In general, roti is not bad for your dog. But if your dog has gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, or any other similar type of allergies then roti may be bad for your dog as your dog will have difficulty indigestion. Also, roti isn’t giving your dog a lot of nutrients as compared to the regular foods that your dog consumes, so it’s better to stick to those foods.
Can a dog eat curd?
Yes, dogs can eat curd. Curd is not at all harmful for your dog unlike milk because curd has lesser amounts of lactose bacteria due to the fermentation process. Also, you should keep the dosage of curd under control else it may cause loose stools in the pet dog.
Is curd beneficial for your dog?
Yes, curd is beneficial for your dog. It may help your dog in digestion due to the presence of probiotics which helps in the production of digestive enzymes in your dog’s gut and can also help in regulating body temperature. Curd is high in protein and low in calories which make it a good choice for keeping the weight of your dog under control.
Can dogs eat rice?
Yes, dogs can eat rice but mostly the white rice not the brown one as white rice is easy to digest. White rice is mostly given whenever your dog is having stomach issues, being low in fiber and easy to digest they help in cleaning the system. Try not to add lentils with rice while cooking as it will add more fiber, carbohydrates, proteins to it which are very difficult for a dog to digest, especially for those dogs that are active more than 3-4 hours a day. If your dog has compromised digestion, rice can be a good choice. Some pet owners also add curd while feeding rice, which makes it tasty.
Are there any harmful effects of white rice on my dog?
Yes, in case your dog is diabetic it is not recommended to give white rice to your dog because white rice can increase blood sugar levels due to its high glycemic index. Also, rice can cause fattening of your dog due to the carbohydrate content, so keep your dog active else it may get obese without exercise.
Can dogs eat dosa?
Yes, dogs can eat dosa. Dosa is made from fermented rice and lentil batter both of which aren’t toxic to dogs. Although you should take precautions as most of the time these are made with lots of oil and various seasoning along with ingredients like an onion which is toxic for your dog. Plain dosa without any filling and made with limited oil would be suitable. You can use fish oil/ flaxseed oil/ Olive oil.
Can dogs eat puri?
No, puri is not good for your dog. It contains a lot of oil that makes it overly fatty, which can cause various health problems in your dog. The oil is bad for your dog’s health and can cause stomach ache, upset stomach, intestinal issues, diarrhea, vomiting, and even inflammation of the pancreas. Inflammation of the pancreas will cause the organs to produce harmful enzymes which can cause severe damage to your dog’s intestine.
Can dogs eat upma?
No, dogs cannot eat upma because upma contains toxic ingredients like onions and spices which may cause digestive disorders, upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting etc. If upma is made without any of those toxic substances for dogs then it can be consumed by them in small quantity.
Can dogs eat Poha?
Poha is generally made with spices and onions which are toxic to dogs. They’re hard for your dog to digest, on top of which the ghee/ oil makes it even harder. Your dog can suffer from digestive disorders, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach ache, gastric disorders etc. If poha is made bland without any of those harmful ingredients then it can be given to dogs and poha itself is just flattened rice.
Can dogs eat paneer?
Paneer is derived from milk. Paneer contains good amounts of protein, calcium, and sodium and it is low in fats which makes it a good fit for consumption. The protein present in paneer helps in your dog’s growth and the calcium in bone structure formation.
What are the precautions of feeding paneer to dogs?
You should be sure the dog isn’t lactose intolerant as lactose intolerant dogs cannot digest paneer. The paneer should be prepared without any seasoning or handful of vegetables like an onion. The dosage should be in control as the sodium in paneer can cause high blood pressure and other cardiovascular diseases, so it is recommended to buy low sodium paneer for your dog. You should also consult your vet as the vet will assess the dog’s condition well.
Can dogs eat Rava?
Rava, which is also commonly known as ‘sooji’ is safe for dogs to eat. You can serve your dog rava based food like idli, upma, dosa etc. Some dogs really enjoy eating rava and some dogs don’t, it is recommended to introduce rawa in small quantities and see if your dear pet likes it or not. The only precaution you should take is to not add any toxic ingredient to it. Do not serve any kind of chutney or sambar with it.
There are a number of Indian foods which can be served to your dog. Avoid any kind of toxic ingredients which can cause health issues in dogs. Dogs cannot eat over fatty food, therefore no fried food can be good for dogs to eat, and it can be very dangerous for them if consumed in large quantity. If you notice any unusual behavior in your dog’s health then takes it to see a veterinarian immediately.