When we think our dog is sick of eating only feed or some other dry food, we sometimes choose to mix it with a little ham, chicken or anything else we did to make it easier for the animal to accept the food. But did you know that mixing food can kill your dog?
Today we will tell you how and why there is a certain danger to your dog’s health in mixing food. Even though it is a normal action that we do for the good of our dog, trying to give it the best and the best intentions in the world, we must know the details, which in this case can be very serious.
Why should not we mix food
Although we all know that switching food to our pet is something that is even advisable, we should understand that the word “switch” is different from the word “mix.”
Alternating means trading, that is, today we give you ration and tomorrow rice with chicken, for example. This is not absolutely harmful to our pet, the danger is when instead of switching, we mix.
To understand this, we’ll look at two types of food and why mixing them could kill your dog.
Dry food, the so-called ration
This food is created by an extrusion process which consists of cooking the dry mix and then molding it to give it different shapes.
Digesting the feed is a slow process, so dogs do not need more than two servings of food daily because the food they consume with this process keeps them on a full stomach for longer. The digestion of the feed can take between 8 and 10 hours, which is the fermentation of the food.
It is called natural food that we consume, which are taken from animals or from the earth and which unlike dry food, has an easy digestion and takes little time to be made.
Where is the danger of mixing food
The danger lies in mixing two different foods with different digestion processes. When both types of food are mixed, the natural food cannot be digested normally and will generate gases that can cause the animal to have a gastric twist. This happens because the natural food gets surrounded by the dry preventing its digestion and becoming part of the fermentation of the dry.