Can My Dog Eat Spaghetti?

Can My Dog Eat Spaghetti?

Well now, that is a loaded question. Loaded like a loaded meatball! So, your dog likes spaghetti does he? Ours do too. You can’t help but fling dogs a few strands of pasta noodles after they’ve cooled a bit. Is that a good thing? A bad thing? It all depends where your line is for giving your pup ‘scraps.’ But there are some precautions with pasta, and honestly, there is a little known secret about ‘spaghetti’ that will have you and your doggo jumping for joy with the answer to: Can my dog eat spaghetti? Mangia the Pasta? Here’s the deal with pasta, it’s really not a dog’s thing. Why? While pasta isn’t harmful to dogs when given in small amounts, dogs intestinal systems give clues to what they should eat. Species designed with long intestines, like dogs, fall into the ‘omnivore’ category. So dogs are more of a spicy meatball kinda species rather than a pasta lovin’ species. Well, not spicy in the literal sense, but I think you get my gist (and hopefully my humor). Pasta is comprised of wheat flour and egg. While a bit of wheat won’t hurt a dog, they really wouldn’t select it if left to their own devices and their gastrointestinal system’s fermentation process isn’t designed to break down this type of food source for their nutritional needs. So, in other words, why bother…and remember food is about nutrition, not about comfort or tasty treats.  Feeding your dog without keeping nutrition the focus can lead to health decline seen in humans: weight gain, diabetes, and in some cases heart disease. How About Meatballs? Eating a spaghetti...

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