Is the pasta good for the dog? What pasta gives him, and what precautions take?
Pasta, starchy starchy starchy
Pasta “Classics are made from wheat flour or fine dull wheat semolina, a little salt, water and sometimes eggs. It is thus starchy starchy composed of complex carbohydrates (the old “slow sugars;) among which the starch arrives at the top of the list.
Starch is very relatively well digested by the majority of dogs, with the exception of northern breed dogs, only conditions that it is not brought too large quantity in the ration and that it is well solubilized by Powered cooking.
You will understand while dogs can therefore eat pasta on the conditions that they are not brought too large a quantity in their diet and that they are very well cooked—no pasta “All Dente” For your tongue.
Pasta or embarrassment of choice
There are now, in addition to the traditional wheat pasta, “new generations of pasta” Gluten-free from other cereals (rice, corn, spelt, quinoa …) or legumes (lentils, chickpeas …). The first cereal-based can be given to the dog, respecting the same precautions as wheat pasta. As for the pulp with legumes, they must be given with even more pass mark because they can cause digestive intolerances in animals when they are present too large quantity in its ration.
What dogs can we give pasta to?
We can quite give pasta to a dog fed with a bowl “house”. Pasta can then constitute the source of complex carbohydrates of a household ration, as well as rice.
On the other hand, they are to avoid if your dog:
is fed with croquettes or industrial pates. Its comprehensive foods already bring enough starch and calories.
If it does not usually digest the starch, especially the case of Nordic breed dogs.
Pasta for my dog, in what form?
If you opt for pasta as a source of starch for your dog fed with a housewife, you must take the precaution of cooking very well before giving them to your pet. In this form, the starch they contain will be perfectly well solubilized and much more digestible for your dog. Count twice the cooking time recommended on the package
White pasta or comprehensive pasta?
It is possible to give complete pasta to your dog. The latter contain wheat sound and provide more fibre into the ration than conventional white pasta. Nevertheless, some dogs can be sensitive, and less tolerate them digestively or sulk in the bowl because less appetized. To know if your dog tolerates them well, you have to introduce them very progressively in his bowl, by mixing them first to white pasta or cooked goods rice and increasing their proportion gradually if everything is fine on the side of the Excrements of your pet.
What quantities of pasta give to my dog?
The amount of pasta to give your dog as part of a home feed depends on the needs of your dog. In any case, it must always be less than the amount of meat/fish/egg received by your dog.
To calculate these quantities, we invite you to get closer to your veterinarian or to read our article entitled “Calculate a housewife for your dog”.