To many, the idea of feeding pasta to a dog might seem a little strange, but we’re not talking about taking your dog out for a Carbonara (though most dogs would thoroughly enjoy this regardless of whether or not it’s good for them). So today, we’re going to talk you through whether you should give your dog pasta – and how to keep it dog-friendly.
What nutritional value does it have?
Fresh pasta is an incredibly simple thing to make and contains some natural ingredients that are dog-friendly. Eggs contain plenty of protein, while the flour has some healthy carbohydrates to help give your dog some long-term energy. Just keep in mind that pasta is calorie dense, so it’s good to feed in moderation. The next time you cook up some pasta for yourself, as long as it’s within your dog’s calorie count, why don’t you cook a little extra and share it with them?
It’s important to remember we’re talking about plain pasta here. It’s not worth risking feeding your dog pasta that’s been cooked in a sauce as, while they’ll find it very tasty, a lot of ingredients can go into those sauces including onions and garlic, and these are not very good for your dog’s digestion, so to be safe, stick to plain boiled pasta – they’ll still love it.