Can My Dog Eat This? - Hot Dogs-
This is the first in our series of posts about foods that your dog can / should eat or avoid completely. We break it down into bitesize articles and will cover everything from artichokes to antelope!
Plain Hot Dogs are highly-processed, frequently high in sodium, nasty preservatives and additives and made using the scrapings of the barrel, so not a healthy option to feed your dog. They should not be given to your dog on a regular basis.
However, as an occasional snack, or cut into small bits, they can be used as training treats because they are smelly and highly favoured by doggos. Always check ingredients to ensure they do not contain any onions or onion salt; and if they are pickled in brine give them a quick wash in fresh water first.
If you do give your dog a small amount of hot dog, ensure they have access to plenty of fresh clean water, and be sure not to feed them any other foods with salt for the following 24 hours.
Stay tuned for more "Can My Dog Eat This?" posts.
About these posts...
Well, a sea change is taking place in the world of pet nutrition. More and more owners are moving away from processed dry and tinned foods towards more natural, healthy diets for their pets. With this shift comes considerable confusion and misinformation. Are blackberries poisonous? Is garlic good or bad for dogs? What about avocado?
There is an important distinction between what dogs can eat and what dogs should eat. As with humans, dogs need a balanced diet to thrive. These posts will hopefully give you a steer in the right direction!