Ten Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

It’s November (already-sigh) do you believe it? Yet, a few weeks back, I found myself slicing up some tropical Papaya (yes I miss Summer already and it’s hardly been cold yet!), when I stepped in something I thought was water but turned out to be Dachshund saliva.  Both dogs were at my feet madly salivating over this tropical fruit.  I thought I knew everything there was to know about what foods are safe for dogs and what aren’t, however I was at a loss with Papaya.  I quickly stopped myself from slicing off two pieces for each of the girls to enjoy and had my husband Google “is Papaya safe for dogs?”- answer, absolutely! Papaya is rich in fiber and used to treat digestive problems in our furry friends such as bloating and flatulence!
Who knew this tropical delight was so healthy for fido?
papaya
We are forever hearing conflicting reports of what’s good for us and what isn’t, the same is true for the animal world.  There are some things that react badly with dogs that are perfectly fine for us humans (to devour) and many others that are fine.  Heck, haven’t dogs been around for centuries? Haven’t they survived on their own without kibble and little bowls of filtered water with their little names on them? Didn’t they survive on berries and raw meat, streams and pond water?  Just like us, everything in moderation is the key to not only a happy life, but also a healthy one.

10 Foods You Should NEVER Feed Your Dog
Chocolate
Sugar
Onions/Garlic
Avocado
Macadamia Nuts
Raisins/Grapes
Apple Seeds (Cores)
Yeast Foods
Alchohol
Dairy

No you can’t give dogs Chinese fried rice, not even in moderation, but there are certainly some healthy and tasty snacks that they can have in moderation that will give them a break from their boring kibbled or canned food lives.

10 Healthy Snacks for Dogs (In moderation)
Cucumber Slices
Sweet Potatoes
Apple Slices
Cooked Rice
Cooked Lean Meat or Fish
Bell Peppers
Carrots
Papaya
Pear Slices
Plain Oatmeal

Try this super easy “100% Dachshund approved” snack.  These snacks can keep up to a week in an airtight container. The rest can be frozen and thawed as needed.

Dachshund Approved” Harvest Doggie Drop Cookies

1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 tbsp flax seeds
½  tsp salt
½ tsp cinnamon
1 egg
½ cup canned pumpkin (pure not pie filling)
½ cup applesauce

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix
STep 1 final

Combine wet ingredients in a smaller bowl and mix
Step 2 final

Mix wet ingredients into wet until just combined
Step 3

At this point you can refrigerate or freeze and bake later J
Bagged to freezer final

Drop into about  ½ inch balls (for mini doxie) and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Baked final

Once completely cool, these can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.
Freeze what you will not use in a week and thaw and serve as needed.
Final Jar

Enjoy! I guarantee your doxie will J

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