Can I Give My Dog McDonalds?

Can I Give My Dog McDonalds?Giving McDonalds, or any fast food, to a dog seems like a mistake. Of course it is! Even people shouldn’t be eating this convenient but unhealthy junk!

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A Big Mac, french fries or anything else purchased there isn’t going to do a pet any good. Everyone knows this. Sadly, some owners routinely feed their dogs McDonald’s.

Let’s take a look at exactly why it’s a bad choice for dogs. Are certain items on McDonald’s menu worse than others? What if you just share the meat?

Can I Give My Dog McDonald’s? Answer: No Way

You shouldn’t even give a meat paddy, though it’s probably the least worse aspect.

All fast food makes for a poor diet. This certainly applies to dogs as well. What’s so terrible about using McDonalds as a rewarding treat? The excessive carbohydrates, seasonings, preservatives, high fat content and lack of nutrition to name a few. Invest in a high-quality dog food if you’re looking for better ideas.

Don’t be surprised when you witness diarrhea or other types of bowel issues as a result of a poor feeding decision like McDonalds!

Another Reason Why Not

If you feed the family dog some McDonalds, on a single occasion, it won’t likely harm them. This is true but even one time could be the beginning of a poor habit.

As your dog’s master, instill good long-lasting feeding habits. It likely they’ll beg, even harder, for a second fast food serving the next time around.

It’s a similar behavioral situation to feeding your dog table food, only McDonald’s is much worse!

Worst McDonald’s Items

Hamburgers at McDonald’s contain more unhealthy ingredients than people realize. You don’t want your dog eating a combination of pickles, raw onions, ketchup, mustard not to mention the seeded bun.

That secret sauce is a recipe for canine obesity and poor health. At the very least, it’s a bad habit. It’s difficult to pin down the worst fast food items. They’re all bad for dogs including your McNuggets!

One of the most popular items is McDonald’s delicious french fries which may be one of the worst.

Fido and Fast Food Meat

There are folks who give their dogs meat patties taken from, for example, a Quarter Pounder. It’s true that if you remove the cheese, and other questionable additions, it’s less unhealthy for Fido.

The fact remains: anything at your local McDonalds shouldn’t be given to a dog. The only time where it may make some sense is if you’re on a long road trip. Did you forget to bring dog food?

Reevaluate What’s Important

Did you come here really wondering about giving a dog some of your McDonalds? It may be time to reassess your pet’s diet.

Those who’d entertain such a poor feeding choice probably fail at providing what their dogs really require.

Whether we’re talking about dogs or humans, it’d be wise to avoid McDonald’s. This goes for all fast food chains, regardless of who does the eating.

Conclusion on McDonalds

Refuse your dog if they’re begging for a taste of McDonalds. Feel no guilt about it. Fast food is inappropriate for dogs for so many reasons. You can share some human foods, but this isn’t one of them. Don’t waste your time trying to remove condiments for your dog. Ditch the McDonald’s idea and seek healthier alternatives.

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Dr. Stephanie Flansburg Cruz, a practicing vet, has reviewed and endorsed this article. She has 3 dogs of her own and cares about the welfare of all animals.

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