This week we’re asking – “Can my dog eat that?” Our focus will be on fruits and vegetables that are coming into season over the couple of weeks. These items will most likely be on sale and easily available for you to freshen up your pup’s diet.
Today we look at – Garlic and Horseradish!
I want to talk about Garlic first. So if you’ve read any “don’t feed your dog this” lists, garlic is always on them and certainly listed at the top. They say it’s toxic and it can kill your dog. Sure, your dog eating large amounts of just about anything could cause them harm. Small amounts of garlic are not harmful. Did you know that just about every commercially made brand of dog food contains some garlic for flavoring? It also helps the food smell better to you so you think it tastes better for them.
So, just to be clear – we do not include garlic in any form in our food bars or treats. We do however, use a very small amount of garlic powder when we make hot lunch bars for our local doggy day care facilities. Heck, we just learned that a person who bought a hot lunch for their pup and let it defrost in the refrigerator came home to find that her husband had eaten it!! He said it was delicious.
Horseradish falls in the same category. If your dog swipes your steak with some horseradish on it, it might cause some irritation in her mouth, but that’s about it.
Limit your pup’s exposure to both garlic and horseradish and you’ll be worry free!!
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s entry – Can my Dog Eat – Sweet corn and the Cob. Thanks for joining us on this blog. If you’d like us to make food for your dog, start here.