What slices of bread are suitable for dogs is what many pet owners ask as their pets become older and their dietary requirements change.
Many people feed their dogs treats of bread and other foods that their owners eat regularly without realizing that some of these foods can be harmful to the dog.
Dogs are often treated like they are people when in fact, they have very different nutritional requirements to their owners.
Here is a list of the loaves of bread dogs can eat and some that they should stay away from.
Whole Wheat Bread is a high-fiber food containing many nutrients. It can be fed to older dogs who need more fiber in their diets.
Whole milk bread is high in calcium and fat, making it a good treat for lactose intolerant dogs.
Rye bread contains magnesium which is essential to dogs’ bone growth. It is low in calories and has a good flavor that many dogs enjoy.
Pumpernickel bread is high in fiber and contains some valuable minerals, though high in fat, so it is only fed to dogs on special occasions.
Plain white bread is low in nutrients and should not be given to dogs as a treat or for any other reason.
Cornbread is high in calories and low in nutrients because it contains mainly cornmeal which is a grain. It can be given to dogs as a small treat now and again, but it should not be fed regularly.
White bread is low in nutrients and is treated like junk food by dogs.
Bagels are high in calories and contain very few nutrients, so they should be avoided.
Muffins contain fruit and sugar, which dogs should not regularly have. They can be given every once in a while to dogs as a small treat.
Breadsticks are low in calories and can be purchased from most pet stores.
Melba toast is low in calories and can also be purchased from most pet stores.
Cheese bread contains a lot of fat which is not suitable for dogs. It should only be given as a special treat now and again.
Cinnamon buns are high in calories and contain very few nutrients. They should be given a special treat now and again and in small pieces only.
Cottage cheese bread contains a lot of fat which is not suitable for dogs, and it should only be given as a special treat now and again.
Hot dog buns are high in calories and contain very few nutrients. They should be given a special treat now and again and in small pieces only.
Bread that is good for dogs mainly has a low salt and sugar content. Dogs need a good amount of calcium, vitamin A and fiber in their food. The best bread for dogs will tick all these boxes. The salt and sugar content in bread can cause dogs to have dental problems and diabetes so feed your dog with caution. The truth is it is better to stay with dog food.