Dachshund Community Australia
When it comes to what Dachshunds eat, high-quality dog food that contains plenty of protein, moderate fat, and limited carbohydrates is always recommended. However, human food can also be introduced to your dog’s diet as long as you know which ones are safe to feed your pooch.
Feeding your canine the right cut of pork will help it meet the suggested amount of protein in its diet. Unseasoned and lean cuts of pork are considered generally safe for a Dachshund. Refrain from giving it processed varieties like ham, sausage, and bacon due to their high salt and fat content. Additionally, feed your pooch only small portions of pork for faster digestion.
Another good source of protein, cooked chicken can be a substitute for your Dachshund’s regular meals, be added to them, or be served as a treat. It is suggested that you avoid feeding your dog raw chicken because of salmonella or bacterial infections. Furthermore, take any cooked chicken off the bone to avoid the risk of choking.
Fish, like tuna and salmon, are excellent sources of protein and omega-3 fatty acids which are beneficial for your Dachshund’s skin, coat, and immune system. Before feeding your pooch fish, however, take into consideration its preparation. Dogs can eat fish provided that the food is fully cooked without seasonings or additional oils as these can gastrointestinal (GI) upset, parasites, and pancreatitis.
Cooked, plain white rice with the husk and bran removed makes up for a balanced diet in Dachshunds. It is a good choice for canines that have a sensitive stomach or are suffering from GI issues. It is important to note, though, that white rice is high in calories and can cause blood sugar levels to rise, so serve it only in small amounts.
Apples are not only safe for Dachshunds but also great sources and vitamins A and C. They are rich in fibre, which is great for regulating digestion. These fruits are also low in protein and fat, making them a suitable snack for senior dogs.
When served in moderation, bananas make a great low-calorie snack for Dachshunds. They are rich in magnesium which is perfect for bone health. They are high in vitamins and fibre, and are low in sodium and cholesterol. Due to their high sugar content, however, they should only be given as a treat and not be a part of your dog’s regular meals.
Many other human foods are safe for a Dachshund to eat. Still, they should be served in moderation, as larger quantities may lead to health issues. Should you wish to feed your pooch human food from time to time, it is best to consult with your vet first.
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