Good dog food keeps your dog healthy and that’s why you need to be careful about the extra snacks you feed your dog around holidays like Passover because the human foods you think are safe like matzoh, could be dangerous to your dog’s health if your dog eats too much of it and ends up with the same symptoms you would have that aren’t very comfortable.
This news brief gives you the reasons why you should hide your box of matzoh during Passover and keep it away from your dog so he doesn’t end up with discomfort and an unplanned emergency visit to your vet.
Good Dog Food: 3 Reasons Why Your Dog Should Not Eat Matzoh
- Flour – Your dog’s healthy diet includes protein as the base along with carbohydrates and fats. The fact is that your dog does not need to consume flour as part of his diet. Some dogs are even allergic to certain grains like wheat which is another reason to keep products with flour away from your dog. Matzoh is unleavened bread made with water and flour. The Passover holiday commemorate the emancipation of the Israelites from Egypt. They left in such a rush that they could not wait for their bread to rise.
- Constipation – Although matzoh could be on the good dog food list for your dog to eat if he has diarrhea, it’s not good for your dog with inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD). If you add water to a piece of matzoh and wait, it will take a long time for the matzoh to absorb the water and soften. The same thing will happen in your dog’s GI tract. The matzoh will absorb fluid, however, unlike fiber that helps with elimination, it will form a solid firm mass which can be difficult for your dog to pass. All products like matzoh meal, cakes made with matzoh and the famous matzoh balls served in chicken soup. Be sure to keep all these foods away from your dog.
- Nutrition – It may be the chopped liver, peanut butter or tuna fish salad that adds nutrition to a flat, dry piece of matzoh, but there is no real nutritious value to a naked square of matzoh and it is not good dog food. When you consider food for your dog, you do need to remember that your dog depends on you to guard his health and that’s the final reason that foods like matzoh do not belong in your dog’s diet.
This news brief serves as a friendly reminder to take care of your dog’s diet during holidays like Passover when traditional foods are brought out to add to your festivities with your family. Dog Health News knows the temptations to include your dog with table snacks passed under the table so we encourage you not to pass the matzoh to your dog.
Share this article with your friends and family so they know the reason why matzoh and other holiday treats should not be served to their dog and is not on the good dog food list. You can always depend on the best dog health strategies from Dog Health News.
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