Is associates snacks ok for my dog?
It depends on what kind of snacks.
Carrots, yes...chocolate, no.
Some people snacks are ok. My Chihuahua loves carrots! We use the tot carrots and cut them up. She goes crazy for them!
As for other people snacks. I would ask your vet past you give it to your dog!
.sparky found out the hard way:(..
Fresh vegetables can even be good for your dogs!
Here's a list of things you absolutely never ever ever should nurture your dogs ever :)
Anything with an artificial sweetener
Sugar free gum with Xylitol - or anything with Xylitol.
Additionally, I'd hold on to your dogs away from nuts or things that had nuts around them until you know if they own allergies. Food allergies are equally as common for dogs as for humans.
Whenever I make a good cut of meat, I other make enough for my four dogs to have some too. Of course, they don't find as much - but a treat. I like to give them cucumbers as snacks.
It's important that unless you are feed your dogs strictly human food, you be careful of the amount you give them. Superior commercially produced dog foods have the exact nutrition that a middle-of-the-road, healthy dog needs calculated into their serving size. However, snacks here and there - HEALTHY - snacks :) shouldn't hurt.
If you hold a sick pet, then you should take it to a dog nutritionist to make certain that it's kibble is giving it all the nutrients it needs.
Also, just for an additional .05, here are brands of dog food that I think are a cut above the rest:
Innova - any brand they make
California Natural (by Innova - good for dogs near allergies)
And any dog food that has a whole meat source as it's first ingredient and does NOT contain corn.