Dogs are like garbage disposals because (and Goldendoodles are not always an exception) they will eat just about anything you give them! However, you should not feed them several foods. The question we must ask now is can a Goldendoodle eat chicken, or is that a bad idea?
Chicken is not bad for Goldendoodles. Chicken is a lean protein that can benefit a dog’s health immensely. Goldendoodles can sometimes have sensitive stomachs, which means they need a well-balanced diet of good fats and proteins. If a dog is sensitive to chicken, cut it from its diet.
Naturally, if you are a good dog owner you want to do whatever is the very best for your Goldendoodle which includes feeding it the best food that is available.
But the question is, what food is the best for your Goldendoodle? Below you will find some info on what kind of food is good for Goldendoodles and hopefully will help you to determine what kind of food you should be feeding your canine friend.
What Can My Goldendoodle Eat?
As mentioned before, protein and fat are both essential components of a Goldendoodle’s diet. Because they are such high-energy dogs, they are extremely active and therefore will burn a lot more fat. Since this is the case, they can afford to have a much larger fat quantity in their diet since they burn it off so quickly.
Vets and other dog experts would recommend that you feed your dog a commercial dog food diet. A lot of people opt to make their own dog food to make it healthier for their pets, but because commercial dog foods are expertly prepared, they are most likely to have the correct balance of nutrients that a Goldendoodle needs every day.
Chicken is a great source of both fat and protein. It is very lean meat that will give your dog a good boost every day. However, you cannot allow your doodle to eat chicken bones because they are small and thin enough that they become a major choking hazard. Avoid feeding your dog chicken bones altogether or else boil them for several hours until they’re soft and consumable.
You can expect to see improvement in your dog’s health if you feed them chicken or buy dog foods with chicken and other meat blends.
You should do your best to purchase dog food that is rich in vitamins and nutrients and low in GMOs and sugars. Good dog food is often somewhat expensive, but you might find that the cost is worth it.
Aside from feeding your dog a good brand of dog food, there are a couple of snack options you could probably afford to give them for a healthy supplemental boost in their day.
You should probably avoid processed human foods and large amounts of human foods altogether, but there are a few you may want to give a try.
Dogs are omnivorous, so don’t forget to include some healthy grains and vegetables in their diets as well. Feeding dogs vegetables like carrots, broccoli, and sweet potatoes can give them a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals.
You can also feed them healthy proteins such as salmon, eggs, peanut butter, and pork. All of these things are fine for dogs to consume and can even give them a boost in their health.
Grains are a must as well! Certain types of bread are safe for dogs to eat, and usually, ones that aren’t filled with extra sugar and additives are better.
You can also feed your Goldendoodle oats, corn, and popcorn if you’d like, though popcorn must be carefully moderated. Popcorn has a few vitamins but not as much nutrition. You don’t want your pup to get sick off eating too much of it.
What Can’t My Goldendoodle Eat?
Unfortunately, there are a few foods out there that dogs ought to avoid at all costs. They might eat anything they’re given, but this does not mean that everything they eat is good for them or will agree with them. As mentioned before, Goldendoodles especially can have sensitive stomach linings that can’t handle certain foods. This means you’ll have to be extra careful with them.
As most dog owners know, any kind of sugar should generally be avoided for dogs. Chocolate is probably one of the worst kinds that you can feed to dogs. Even, and especially, unsweetened, chocolate can cause problems as severe as swelling and internal bleeding.
This is usually only the case when dogs ingest dark and unsweetened chocolate. When your Goldendoodle ingests sweetened milk chocolate, it will likely exhibit symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea.
You will have to be careful with feeding your Goldendoodle certain types of fruit as well. Grapes and raisins, for example, are filled with things that can be toxic to dogs in general and should thus be avoided. Apples, too, contain certain toxins that had best be avoided by canines. This includes the pits, stems, and seeds of said fruits as well.
While some vegetables like carrots and broccoli are safe for dogs to ingest, there are others like avocados, onions, and garlic that should never be fed to dogs. Each of these things contains toxins. Avocados, for example, contain trace amounts of persin which can cause flu
Goldendoodles cannot be allowed to consume alcohol, tea, or coffee in any amount. Any of these things will make your dog extremely sick. Tea and coffee contain large amounts of caffeine which dogs are unable to metabolize properly. Instead, caffeine will stimulate the dog’s nerves and cause hyperactivity and even possible seizures.
That sounds kind of serious, but in reality, you don’t ever have to worry about keeping your Goldendoodle away from most of these things. Just keep your food out of reach and make sure your dog is well trained (which won’t be difficult with a Goldendoodle!) and you won’t have anything to worry about.