Pizza has become a popular food and is enjoyed for its spicy taste. Pizza is a cooked flatbread combined with toppings ranging from vegetables to condiments to meet and to different spices. Pizza is also topped with sauce and cheese, all adding that spicy yummy taste! Have you found yourself in a situation where you order a pizza, enjoy every bit of it and suddenly think of sharing some of it with your dog? In a situation where you are unable to finish your pizza, it’s also normal to think about your dog having a taste of some. Sharing a pizza with your dog is a good idea, but it is recommended for some nutritional reasons. Let’s find out this reasons!
Dogs can eat specific cheese and dairy products without any issues. However, nutritionists discourage people from feeding their dogs with pizza because the cheese in pizza may not be the best. Cheese in pizza may have a high content of lactose. Some dogs may show lactose intolerance, and as soon as you notice this in your dog, it is best that you keep dairy products away from your dog. Fat content in cheese can also be harmful to your dog’s health.
You may not be so conversant with the amount of garlic used in preparing pizza. Feeding your dog with pizza may result in illness. Garlic and onions included in pizza may interfere with the red blood cells and may cause stomach ache which may later result in death.
Since dogs are carnivores, they have no business in feeding on bread. This is because bread has no useful nutrients for dogs. Therefore feeding your dog with pizza will be doing your dog harm as opposed to your genuine act of sharing the delicious pizza with your dog. An attempt at feeding your dog with pizza may cause bloating since the dog’s digestive system is not adapted to feeding on wheat. Pizza should not be fed to dogs!
Pizza contains a full day’s sodium for humans, feeding your dog with pizza means a great negative effect. Sodium is fatal to your dog and this more reason why pizza is not good for your dog.
Pizza toppings are what make it delicious for humans. However, this is not the case for dogs. This is because each of these toppings has a side effect on dogs. A good example of these toppings is veggies which are not good for your dog. Meat filled pizza may also contain a lot of sausage and pepperoni. These are too fatty for your dog to consume. Also, the meat used in cooking pizza is heavily processed and also contains a high level of salt that may be dangerous to your dog.