Which food should have to avoid for Dogs in Winter?

wants suggestion regarding Dog food suggestion in Winter

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  • S-W- HoustonS-W- Houston HoustonPosts: 272Member
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    None that you wouldn't avoid in summer as well. There are four of us in our Pack, and our Provider has taken time to let us try several types/brands of good quality foods. Some we liked, some not, and a small amount of the types we have liked (3 so far) are made available to us 24/7. Those are offered in their separate bowls (about a cup each) and are replenished with that type when we consume it. We SO enjoy having the option to have a variety based on OUR tastes and may be something that your animal/pack would enjoy also.
  • Cindi LeonardCindi Leonard Plantation, Fla.Posts: 1,670Member
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    Winter plants that should be avoided are poinsettias and pine needles. Put up a barricade around the tree if you have to, or prune the bottom. Every year, I see some little dog rushed to the hospital and die from ingesting poinsettia. I think the only reason that they are not labelled as poisonous to animals at this time of year is because it would slow sales. Keep your dog away from anything with chocolate in it also that they might be able to sneak or get a hold of. ^_^
  • Evelyn CummingsEvelyn Cummings Posts: 11,879Member
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    Poinsettas are rarely fatal to dogs OR cats, they contain a sap which is an irritant and is nasty so they will seldom eat the plants. This sap can cause an upset stomach BUT, according to EHow, and numerous other trusted sites: MISCONCEPTION: Although poinsettias can make a dog sick, they rarely kill dogs. But other Christmas plants that can kill dogs when swallowed in small amounts include mistletoe, holly leaves and holly berries. Read more: http://www.ehow.com/facts_7349730_poinsettas-poisonous-dogs_.html#ixzz2n7ci1IJg However, I believe the author was questioning regular foods (not ornamentals), to avoid in Winter, in that case there are none. If the dog is subjected to cold weather on a regular basis it is helpful to increase the fat content of their diet as excessive cold air does increase the energy needs of animals.
  • Maria ElenaMaria Elena Posts: 202Member
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    Since the holiday is fast approaching, just remember never to feed your dog with human food, sweets, grapes, and other toxic foods. Keep away from your dog's reach.
  • Carlyn JeffersonCarlyn Jefferson Posts: 254Member
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    If you mean by table scraps, then avoid anything you wouldn't eat yourself (plants), avoid grapes/raisins, sweets, etc. I'm sure you know the basics of human foods that dogs shouldn't have. As for a food brand? I wouldn't really bother switching brands. Maybe buying a food with more protein/fat if you have an outdoor dog. Avoid cheap filler-foods, make sure meat is #1, and check www.dogfoodadvisor.com Make sure your food is AT LEAST 3 stars according to that site. (4-5 is much better though...) I can't really recommend foods, due to the fact that my favorites might not be available to you, and every dog will react a bit differently to various foods; so what works for me might be awful for your dog, and vice versa. Best wishes and Merry Christmas! (=
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    Dog's body energy consumption have compared fast in winter, should appropriate to dog added some liver class, vitamin like of nutrition components, to guarantee body health, promoting hair growth, increased cold capacity. so see vitamin of description on compared important Oh. for can added of food this a items, for Yu not eat dog grain of dog were, some has been eat dog grain of dog is may will led to stomach does not apply, so to few feeding by said of food. 1 vitamin a deficiency: can lead to eye disease, skin disease, heart, blood circulation disorders. can add these foods: liver, milk, eggs, meat, etc; 2 vitamin b deficiency: can lead to nerve inflammation, allergy, shiver. can add these foods: barley, wheat, potatoes, tomatoes, etc; 3 vitamin c deficiency: may result in scurvy. to complement these foods: liver, fruits, vegetables; 4 vitamin d deficiency: can lead to rickets, a calcium deficiency.http://www.petwant.com/58.html

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