Dog ate bread

Dog food can bring several doubts to several tutors. As for the snacks that dogs can eat, in the morning can owners offer bread to their dogs? Is bread bad for dogs? To answer these questions, let’s talk about the ideal diet for dogs and how human food can be add to the dog’s diet.

Dog ate bread

The dog ate a loaf of bread, now what? Or rather the dog eats a loaf of bread every day in the morning will it make him sick? many tutors like to offer this type of food to dogs, but the consumption of bread by dogs is not recommended. Bread is a human food and can bring some harm to dogs.

Dogs must receive a balanced diet and therefore a consultation with a veterinary nutritionist is indicated to avoid the imbalance of the diet that can lead to health problems in dogs.

What is bread?

Bread is a carbohydrate-rich food used in the human diet as a breakfast or snack food. Bread is made from flour, eggs, yeast, and oil. This type of food is baked and can be accompanied by cheese, ham, sugar, turkey breast and others.

For humans it is an excellent food for coffee and snacks. However, for dogs, the excess of carbohydrates present can favor the appearance of diseases such as tartar, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, and unbalanced diets.

Tartar in dogs

The amount of sugar present in the bread can serve as food for the bacteria in the dog’s mouth and thus favor their development. The bread due to its soft consistency can stay in the dog’s mouth area for days, thus serving as a substrate for these bacteria.

The main symptoms presented by dogs is strong odor in the mouth, presence of plaques around the teeth. To prevent tartar, it is recommended to avoid foods rich in carbohydrates in addition to brushing the dog’s teeth.

An animal that has tartar should be taken to a veterinarian. During this care, the animal may be indicated for tartarectomy. Tartarectomy is the dog’s dental cleaning. To perform this procedure, dogs must be sedated and even anesthetized.

Gastrointestinal changes

Many dogs when they eat bread for the first time may experience diarrhea and even vomiting. The dog’s gastrointestinal tract is not prepared for this type of food. So, the bread can lead to the softening of the dogs’ feces.

Dogs that eat commercial diets when eating bread may experience excess gas and abdominal discomfort. These changes are related to excess carbohydrate fermentation in the dogs digestive tract.

That’s why bread should be avoided as food for dogs. In some cases, animals can still be prostrate due to abdominal discomfort. Also, dogs may have diarrhea.

The treatment of abdominal discomforts involves the use of medications such as probiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs in addition to the use of an appropriate diet for dogs. Prevention should be done by preventing the dog from having contact with this type of food.

Diabetes

The excess sugar released from the abuse of carbohydrates in the dog’s body can lead to hormonal changes that will result in problems such as diabetes. Dogs with this type of pathology can increase their appetites, increase water consumption, increase urination, some dogs can present blindness among other symptoms.

Diabetic dogs must be treated to avoid the aggravation of the disease that can result in several other injuries. Diabetes when not treated properly can lead to the animal’s death. To prevent dogs, they should be fed a balanced dogs diet and checkups should be done at least once a year with a veterinarian.

Unbalanced diet

The excess of nutrients and the lack of them can lead to serious problems in dogs. The main symptoms to watch out for are:

  • Weakness
  • Loss of fur
  • Locomotion difficulty
  • Pain in limbs
  • Neurological signs.

Animals with excess nutrients can present an imbalance in the homeostasis of the dog’s physiology. Depending on the nutrient, the dog can have skin diseases, kidney disease, heart disease and even neurological signs.

Already the absence of some nutrients can lead to weakness, weight loss and even difficulties in bone fractures, resulting in pain, litter, and a lot of discomfort for dogs to get around.

When the dog’s diet is unbalanced, a veterinarian should be urgently sought for dietary corrections, avoiding damage to the animal’s health. That is why you should not feed an animal with homemade diets without first consulting a veterinarian.

What treats can be offered to dogs

Commercial snacks can be a good option. However, care must be taken with the amount. Too much treats can increase the dog’s caloric gain. In general, these snacks are made with fruits, vegetables, and meats. Specific palatalizes for dogs can also be used.

Natural foods can also be offered to dogs. Care must also be taken with the amount and type of food to be offered to dogs. The main snacks to be offered to dogs can be meat, fruits and vegetables.

Conclusion

Dogs should be fed species-specific diets. For this, a veterinary nutritionist can be consulted, prescribing a balanced diet for dogs, and informing the tutors of the best snacks that can be offered to these dogs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dog ate bread

How many grams of chocolate can kill a dog?

Less than 60 grams of milk chocolate can be enough to intoxicate a dog. That’s why you never give chocolate to dogs.

What to do if the dog eats too much bread?

Take the animal to the vet so that it can be observed, and the appropriate medications are taken to avoid major reactions. If you can, take the bread wrapper to show the vet.

What foods are toxic to dogs?

The most toxic foods for dogs and should not be fed to animals are:

  • Chocolate;
  • Coffee;
  • Garlic;
  • Onion;
  • Star fruit;
  • Others.

References

Carciofi, A. C., Takakura, F. S., De‐Oliveira, L. D., Teshima, E., Jeremias, J. T., Brunetto, M. A., & Prada, F. (2008). Effects of six carbohydrate sources on dog diet digestibility and post‐prandial glucose and insulin response. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 92(3), 326-336.

Truett, A. A., Borne, A. T., Monteiro, M. P., & West, D. B. (1998). Composition of dietary fat affects blood pressure and insulin responses to dietary obesity in the dog. Obesity research, 6(2), 137-146.

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