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Dogs digestive system is dissimilar than ours, so all good human food may not be good for dogs. Many foods are good for us, but that is not recommended for dogs. Some food which we use to give and good for them, but if the dog is suffering from stomach problem or diarrhea that won’t be broken down the same way. So, we need to know about such foods and need to take care if the dog is showing stomach or digestion problems or if suffering from diarrhea. Find the list of some table items which are good in general, but you must not give to a dog with diarrhea.
Broccoli is a nutritious and healthy treat, it contains rich amounts of vitamins and nutrients also it has a unique anti-inflammatory benefit for a hypoallergenic diet. But it's not recommended for a dog suffering with diarrhea or upset stomach. Because it doesn’t break easily and difficult for dogs to digest.
Usually we consider cheese as a healthy and nutritious ingredient because that contain many health benefits, rich amount of protein and carbohydrates. But that’s not easily digestible for dogs, because they do not possess large amounts of lactose, which helps break down dairy products. And when your dog is suffering from diarrhea, he produces less lactose and it will be difficult for him to digest cheese.
3. Chicken meat
Chicken is a best natural source of protein and vitamins. Boneless Cooked or boiled chicken meat is an excellent food for dogs, with normal health conditions. But when your dog is suffering from upset stomach, it’s become difficult for him to digest chicken meat. Because single –carbohydrate foods are the main reason for gastrointestinal upset, but cooked chicken and white rice is an excellent ingredient to treat your dog and cure stomach upsets.
4. Coconut and Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a good source for dogs, it contains lauric acid, which is antibacterial and antiviral. Also, it has some amount of caprice and caprilic acid that helps dogs to improve immune system and reduce allergic reactions and fungal impacts. In general coconut oil is good for dogs if given in small amount (1/2 cup in a day), it improves skin health and shine to coats. But feeding raw or cooked coconut is not good for your dog. And when a dog is suffering from diarrhea, a dog's body produces less lactose and the dog is not comfortable to digest oily food and may start stool. So you should not give them coconut oil or any oily food.
Flaxseed is a rich source of vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acid and it contain vitamin B also. You can give it to your dog as an oil supplement in his diet, that’s been good for dog’s skin and coat health and avert cancer. But if the dog is having digestive concern, then he do not produce sufficient amount of the required enzymes to digest flax seeds and that may cause dehydration or blood in dogs stool.
Kelp is a very nutritious sea vegetable and modern biochemical and food supplement for humans and as well with our dogs. It’s farmed in Shallow Ocean. Kelp has rich amounts of iodine, calcium, minerals and a great resource to maintaining a healthy heart. Iodine in kelp prevents thyroid problems of dogs, and control flea. But for a dog with upset stomach it can affect toxic that may cause symptoms like watery eyes and nose and diarrhea. So for a dog suffering with diarrhea it can be a dangerous food and must not be given.
7. Milk and Dairy Products
Milk and dairy products are a rich source for vitamins, calcium and protein and required for healthy and strong bones. But some dogs lack an enzyme that is necessary to digest milk and dairy products (though less in percentage). So milk can cause stomach problems to them like gas, bloating or diarrhea.
Other dairy products like ice-cream also have high fat contains and can affect your dog to the serious medical problems like pancreatitis. Also, dogs are having higher risk of suffering from lactose intolerance that is essentially the absence of the beta lactamase enzyme that assists in the breakdown of sugar found in milk.
So when your dog is already suffering from stomach upset, milk or dairy products can be very harmful and must be avoided.
Dogs are successor of wolves and subspecies of carnivore class, which were domesticated before 15000 years. So the raw meat is their own food on which they were dependent and still real meat is the most liked food for them. Some dogs are still dependent to that like sledge dog and racing hounds.
Raw meat is nutritious and healthy food, but that contains rich fat and protein and good for calcium and magnesium also. That helps for shiny coat and healthy, clean teeth. But that has a high risk of fungus and bacterial infections and warms like tapeworm etc.
So, it’s good to give them frozen lean meat rather giving raw meat. But if a dog has upset stomach, then don’t feed him meat. Though a small amount of boiled or cooked lean meat mixed with rice is good occasionally.
9. Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is a good source of proteins and vitamins like Vitamin B and Vitamin E. But you need to care while giving it your dog, do not mix salt, sugar and flavor. However, it’s a good and healthy ingredient, but not good for the dog’s which have allergic records and also it’s not recommended for small dogs or puppies. Some vet advice to add peanut butter that helps in digestion. And in case if the dog is suffering from of diarrhea or constipation better, it’s not recommended to feed.
10. Salmon Fish
best source for omega- 3 fatty acids that is required to improve the dog’s immune system and good for dog skin and coat. Salmon is good for the dogs suffering from allergies, it controls allergies in dogs, but it contains a parasite itself that can make your dog sick. Though that can be cured by freezing or boiling the fish, but omega-3 fatty acid is not good for the dogs which are suffering from diarrhea because, in case of diarrhea dog’s lever also stressed and absorption and digestion of omega-3 acid will be difficult that can result Salmon is a healthy and nutritious food for a dog that is also a constipation and digestive problems for dogs. So, it's not recommended for the dogs suffering with diarrhea. Though a small amount cooked and mixed with rice is OK to give occasionally.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.
© 2016 Aaradhya
Aaradhya (author) on August 09, 2020:
Eliza Welthworth on August 06, 2020:
Oh my god!!!!! Thanks so much!! That helped so much!!
Aaradhya (author) on April 26, 2019:
Thank you very much!
Chandra Shekhar Kohli on April 26, 2019:
Good piece of information