Can I Feed My Dog Fast Food?

Healthy dog foods often have protein ingredient, so some dog owners suppose that burgers and other fast foods are a rich source for your dogs. However, your pooches cannot consume these fatty foods; especially your puppies.

Their stomach will be upset and they will get diarrhea at all. Nonetheless, you enable to feed them some fast foods for their digestive system only. Just keep on reading in 3 minutes in this article and you will reach a clear picture in the dog feeding!

Reasons not putting your fast foods for your cuties

To have a solid understanding in your dog care process, I give you some examples of human’s foods.

Beef

Beef could be one of the greatest tastes on your diets, but your pooch will be ill after eating a delicious burger.

He or she still gets sick even you buy a burger or fast food with beef in a famous fast food chain like Burger King. This is because the fat ingredient in fast foods probably causes them diarrhea or vomit.

Please keep in mind that some dog breeds might have pancreatitis when they consume lots of fatty ingredients.

Fries

Fries and beef are one of the most famous images to indicate the fast food world. Like beef, fries also contain high fatty elements that make your dog feel uncomfortable to digest.

The 2 major ingredients which make fries strongly toxic are salt and oil. The digestive system has a problem with high and fat foods and creates dehydration. With a human, fries are not good for your health, so your pooches too!

Garlic and onions

Garlic and onions often find in burgers or some kinds of salads (with lettuce and tomatoes as well). These will be exquisite for your fast foods, but they are not in the healthy diets for your dogs. These are toxic to their digestive system and make red blood cells for the upcoming time. They might have a weak immune system and cannot freely move.

Cheese and other dairy products

Their digestive system may not add all fatty ingredients in cheese and other dairy products. Salt and lactose are the certain enemies to cause them feel sick and uncomfortable in their stomachs. Furthermore, they may have diarrhea, excessive gas and upset stomach as well.

Bun

A bun is another name of the 8 common ingredients such as water, sugar, sesame seeds, vegetable shortening, wheat gluten, yeast, and flour. Healthy dog foods should not have 1 one 8 ingredients. Let me take an example from a burger bun. Yeast, salt, and sugar may cause diabetes and dehydration. Your dogs could have an intestinal issue as well.

Find out some secrets in the fast food menus for dogs

In many recent years, most of the fast food chains change their menus to make healthier products. These are for humans, but how about for dogs? You could be surprised that some chains also make a lot of healthy fast foods for your pooches.

This team could not be found in many traditional restaurants where people should not bring their pets along with them to enter the inside place. Pets are not welcomed in those locations, so you totally find healthy foods for them. In the fast food chains, you enable to take your dogs with you by using drive-thru service or even you go to the inside.

If you do not make your pooches leave out the next time, you should take time to seek out some available chains with asking some foods for your little darling. Well, I will give you a hand by listing out some commonplace foods for dogs.

 

Some common fast food chains with available products for dogs

Shake Shack with Pooch-Ini, Bag O’Bones

The Shake Shack is the early bird among fast food chains to make some foods for dogs. One of the most famous packages is the Pooch-in which includes dog biscuits, peanut butter, and vanilla custard. Next time, you can change another menu with the Bag O’Bones which are mostly biscuits for them.

Sonic with Doggy Treats

Sonic is another chain serves fast food for dogs aside from human’s foods. When you choose your menu, do not forget to take some foods for your dogs with something extra tastes like doggy treats.

Chick-Fil-As

In Chick-Fil-As, there are always available places for dogs and owners to enjoy foods together. You enable to select the drive-thru service or hold your dog on the inside. Try this in Fountain Way in Minnesota or the Upland in California.

Tim Horttons with lots of sugar-free cookies

Another place to try is Timbits that you can take your pets to relish foods together. They always serve donuts, cakes, and cookies for dogs without adding sugar. So if one day your dogs are not excited their main foods, you will give them some products in the Timbits.

In-N-Out with some options for dogs

There are 2 selections for your pooches when you enter to this fast-food chain. The first one is the pup patty including salt-free burger patty and a plain. The second is the Flying Dutchman which has 2 beef pieces and 2 slices of cheese.

Pup Cup with Dairy Queen

Do you like ice cream? Most of the people love ice cream;, especially with kids. What about our dogs? Perhaps they also like this food besides their main diets. So, you can bring your pooches to the Dairy Queen. They will be attractive with vanilla flavor in each ice cream cup! Milk in is cup does not contain lactose, so do not concern about feeding your dogs at weekend.

Sprinkles with dog cupcakes

If you have an opportunity to land off California, you will bring your dogs to come to Sprinkles. This place has wonderful cupcakes that pooches can enjoy. Do not worry too much about the ingredients in those cupcakes. These are made from sugar-free and yogurt frosting.

Dog cupcakes in Sprinkles

Can I feed fast food for my dogs? The question is neutral. You can feed them some fast foods at weekend to give them some new tastes in the food world. However, take the right products for pooches only! Or if you have enough time to cook, make them some snacks from seeds to let them enjoy. The ingredients could be fruits and vegetables but consult with a vet to know which types of veggies or fruits you can offer for them.

Veggies & Fruits Your Dog Shouldn’t Eat

In fact, fruits and vegetables are healthy for not only us but also our pets. That’s why many owners choose to share their food with their dogs. But, not all vegetables and fruits are good for your dog. Indeed, there are some toxic fruits and vegetables for your dog. So, it’s important to make your plan to share some snacks with your pup. Here is the list of some common veggies and fruit you shouldn’t feed your dog.

Grapes & Raisins

Actually, grapes and raisins are toxic to your dog. But, some dogs can be able to eat grapes and raisins without symptoms. But, it’s not worth the risk.If you feed your dog grapes and raisins, he may get irreversible kidney damage.That’s why you should keep these veggies far out of reach of your pup.

Onions & Garlic

Some people think that feeding their dog onions and garlic is beneficial. But, the fact is that garlic is even more toxic than onions. Indeed, both onions and garlic can be able to cause serious problems for your dog. There are some common symptoms of elevated heart, lethargy, pale gums, respiratory rates, and collapse as well.

Cherries

Cherries have many different types. All of them are popular snack foods. The reason is that they are really delicious. In fact, your dog can eat the pup of the fruit. But, avoid feeding him the plant and pit. They are very toxic to him. Indeed, they can cause respiratory failure and death. They are toxic because they contain cyanide. So, keep your dog far from cherry plants. And you just can feed him the pulp instead.

Mushrooms

Not all species of mushrooms are toxic to your dog. But, it’s important to make sure you don’t feed your dog the wrong ones. If you can’t determine a mushroom species quickly, it’s time to take your dog to your vet after feeding him mushrooms. Toxic mushrooms can be able to kill your dog. In addition, they can cause tremors, seizures, and organ failure as well.

Currants

Like grapes and raisins, currants are also toxic to your dog. But, they have the same level of severe toxicity. If you see your dog have some problems after eating currants as vomiting and diarrhea, it’s important to visit your vet immediately. In fact, they can be able to cause severe renal failure.

Raw & Green Potatoes

The fact is that potatoes often are found in the quality food for dogs. On the contrary, raw, green, and unripe ones are toxic to your dog. Moreover, these potatoes are also toxic to humans too. There are some common symptoms when you feed your dog potato toxicity such as vomiting, nausea, heart irregularities, and seizures.

Apricot

The leaves, seeds, and stems of apricot plants are not good for your dog like cherries. You just should feed your dog the pulp of the fruit. This gives him no ill effects. On the contrary, any other parts of the plant contain cyanide. So, they can cause your dog respiratory failure and death.

Rhubarb

This is a delicious vegetable for humans, but you shouldn’t give it to your dog. It’s not good for your dog because of the leaves and stems of rhubarb can be able to reduce the calcium levels in his body. In addition, rhubarb is also a cause of renal failure and other medical problems.

Apple Seeds

Apple is one of the safe fruits for your dog. But, it’s important to feed your dog with care. Indeed, apple seeds are toxic to your dog because they contain cyanide. Your dog can eat anything he sees, including apple seeds. So, make sure that you don’t let your dog eat too many apples into your produce basket. If you still want to feed him them as a snack, it’s best to no feed him the core of apples.

Tomato Plants

In fact, the actual red tomato can give us benefits. But, the plant is toxic. Indeed, if you let your dog eat the leaves and stems of the tomato plant, he may suffer from gastrointestinal upset. In addition, the unripened fruit is also toxic. Although your dog has to be fed quite a bit of the plant, it’s best to keep him far away from these plants.

Conclusion

Adding fruits & vegetables can be a great way to rev up your dog’s diet. Moreover, your dog surely loves fruit and vegetables.Many of the fruits and vegetables we can share with our pet. But, some of them are dangerous.The thing you need to do is looking for healthy choices for your dog. In this article, we’ve listed the veggies and fruit you should avoid. Instead, you can choose fruits such as mangoes, oranges, and bananas. They are great for your dog’s diet.

Pecan Sandies

Hello from Florida!  After overnights earlier in the week in Richmond and Savannah, I’m now settling into life in the Florida panhandle, minus all of my belongings, which I should hopefully be reunited with next week.  Until then I’m sleeping on the floor, dining on paper plates, and trying not to make a mess since my vacuum is on the moving truck.  Oh, the joys of moving long distance.

Since my kitchen is currently void of any baking sheets or mixing bowls, I did a little planning ahead last week — I baked a batch of pecan sandies.  I think my move to the South is the perfect time to share a recipe with pecans, right?

Speaking of pecans, everyone should eat pralines at least once in their lifetime.  I just tasted them in Savannah the other day for the first time, so good!  It’s probably good for my health that Savannah is a few hours away from me.  Anyway…

I’ve never made pecan sandies before, but I remember eating Keebler pecan sandies growing up, and my mom tells me my grandma used to love pecan sandies, so I feel like they’re a cookie I should start baking more often.  Especially now that I’m a girl in the South.

This particular recipe uses part butter/part Chobani Greek yogurt (because really, what don’t I make with Chobani?), but you could certainly use all butter if you’d like a more rich cookie.  Just don’t skimp on the pecans, and roast them if you can — it gives the cookies so much depth!

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Orange Cooler Cookies

I don’t know about you, but I seem to change my opinion quite frequently when it comes to favorite fruits.  I blame the seasons — summer is all about berries and melon, in the fall apples and pears are my favorite fruits ever, and in the winter months, it’s all about citrus.  Oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes, and don’t forget those little clementines.

This year I’ve really embraced citrus season (I suppose living in Florida will do that to a person!)… particularly, oranges.  And even though oranges are just about perfect in their natural state, I couldn’t help but bring their fresh and zesty flavor into these tiny orange cooler cookies.

If you’ve ever had a lemon cooler cookie, these are basically lemon cooler cookies, with orange instead of lemon.  Duh, I know.

I’ve made orange flavored cookies before (here ), but I think these little gems are my favorite orange cookie to date.   They are really simple — not only from a preparation perspective but also ingredient wise — which allows the flavor of the orange to shine.

By adding two whole tablespoons of cornstarch, these cookies basically melt in your mouth because of how soft the cornstarch allows them to be.

When it comes to coating your cookies with the powdered sugar after they bake, the trick is to allow the cookies to cool enough that they won’t completely absorb the powdered sugar — you want the sugar to sort of “hang” on the cookie.  For me, this meant about 10 minutes.  My advice is to start with just a few, see if they’re cool enough, and go from there.

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{Scoooop} Mini Vanilla Ice Cream Cookie Cups

Quick!  Think of your favorite sports teams.  Now think of your favorite players.  They’re pretty darn awesome, right?  I think my favorite athletes are so awesome that they deserve their own desserts named after them.  So what did I do this past Saturday, when one of my favorite Syracuse basketball players was playing at the Carrier Dome for the last time?  I made little vanilla cookie cups in his honor, of course.

I’m guessing you’re not quite as obsessed interested with Syracuse basketball as I am, so I have to explain myself a bit.  For the past 5 years, Scoop Jardine has been a part of the Syracuse basketball team (he redshirted one year).  He got the nickname “Scoop” as a child because his grandma thought his head was shaped like an ice cream scoop.   Not surprisingly, Scoop’s name is a huge hit with fans — when he makes a shot, what sounds like thousands of fans booing is really a celebratory “Scoooooop!!”

Being the marketing-minded girl I am, I’ve always felt they should have a “Scoops for Scoop” promotion where fans get a free scoop of ice cream if Scoop scores xx points in a game, but well, that never happened.  So with it being Cookie March Madness and all, I finally took matters into my own hands and made these mini vanilla ice cream cookie cups to celebrate Scoop!

I added orange gel food coloring to a very vanilla cookie dough before scooping it into mini muffin cups.  Once baked, I used a little cookie scoop (a melon baller would also work) to scoop out the top of the cookie, then filled it with a little scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Scoops for Scoop!

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