I know brocolli is good for them too but does it have to be cooked, steamed, or raw is fine? :scratch: What other veggies can you guys suggest?? And are they only good as treats? How much veggies can I give my puppy a day?
Kemo likes zucchini and lettuce...he loves broc too but cooked. He does not like peppers too much and he loves fruit but not bananna's! He loves pasta and rice....even spicy food but we made that mistake only once
You can give them most fruits and vegetables, you just don't want to over do it. There are a few exeptions though, onions for 1 I know is poisonious to dogs. Check the poison page http://www.petroglyphsnm.org/petperils/poisonsII.html
They need mostly good dog food for the nutrients but some fruits and veggies mixed in won't hurt them.
Sandy LOVES bananas and hates lettuce LOL
My dog, although not a Chi (wahh.. I want one ) loves all fruits & veggies. Before she got sick and we had to stop giving her treats, she absolutely LOVED bananas, watermelon, grapes, green beans, carrots, peas, etc.. Oddly enough, she also loves lettuce, but only the crunchy white part. And if you were eating peas straight from the pod, you could set an entire plateful of empty pods on the floor and she wouldn't touch them.. but she went nuts for the actual peas :scratch:
Grapes and raisins are toxins to doggers. I know of a Labrador that got into a garbage can and ate some grapes that were in it and DIED. I know some people have fed grapes to their dogs in small quantities without side-effects, but with a Chi, I would think that it wouldn't take very many grapes to be toxic. Better safe than sorry!
Killer Grapes, and Other Concerns in Animal Poison Control
Strange as it may sound, the seemingly innocuous grape has proven very deadly for a number of dogs and cats throughout the last decade. This is one of the many problems tracked and researched by the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) located in Urbana, IL. According to Dr. Jill Richardson, a veterinarian at the Center, the APCC started noticing a trend with grape toxicity six years ago, when two Jack Russell terriers developed kidney failure after eating a large number of grapes. Research through the APCC database has found that over the past 10 years there have been sporadic cases of toxicity associated with both grapes and raisins. A trend has been difficult to establish because toxicity seems to occur with grapes grown commercially or in backyard gardens. To add to the confusion, many dogs and cats that eat grapes show no signs whatsoever. In an attempt to discover the source of the toxicity, the APCC team had the grapes analyzed for many sources of toxicity, including heavy metals, vitamin D derivatives, herbicides, and insecticides. "Every test came back negative," says Dr. Richardson. "Luckily there has never been a case that has resulted from ingestion of just one grape or raisin. The best advise veterinarians can give to their clients is to prevent pets from eating grapes or raisins."