No matter what breed of dogs you own, we all know they can be clumsy and funny creatures. They have peculiar quirks, which make them lovable and adorable. It’s what keeps them so popular among pet owners. They make our lives more beautiful, especially when they cozy up to us after a hard day of work.
Besides having behavioral quirks, dogs also have unusual food preferences. This list is created for those people who think their pets are the only weird ones. It includes some of the craziest things dogs enjoy, even if they have better options available.
While some furry friends love a juicy chunk of fresh meat, other adore dry food. This is the pattern we are accustomed to. However, there are dogs that would refuse those if you offered them a fresh hot dog. There are plenty of canine-related stories on the Internet where owners have potty trained dogs using simple hot dogs, without any other toppings besides the bun and the meat.
If you give your dog this treat, make sure you don’t put hot ketchup on it, since dogs don’t tolerate it so well. Moreover, make sure you didn’t offer hot dogs too often, as they can lead to obesity and heart problems.
Emmy, the Harrier, is another pet who got famous for her love of ice cubes. This is not as unhealthy for dogs as some might think, especially in sweltering weather. Just like with the previous food, make sure your pet doesn’t lick ice cubes very often as that activity can lead to pneumonia.
Stella is another house animal with a weird food quirk. She is an old English sheepdog with a passion for steamed green beans. Other dogs would run for their lives at the sight of green vegetables, but Stella can’t get enough of them, a thing for which we applaud her.
At some point, a story went viral on Twitter because its furry protagonist loved “Satan balls.” It is a type raw meat, mixed with plenty of molasses, peanut butter, and oatmeal. The big boy would refuse to eat anything else until its owner fed him at least four of those balls.
Elisa and Timothy Eilber, a couple from Oklahoma, spend about $1,000 monthly and many intensive hours a day, all to ensure a raw diet for their five dogs. The Cane Corso pets only eat raw meat mixed with fruits and vegetables. If they feel the meat is not fresh, they start chewing the couch – which explains why the owners are so dedicated to their diet.
If you do choose to give weird food to your canine friends, make sure it’s natural and made from ingredients that are GMO and pesticide-free. The Internet is full of healthy and high-quality organic dog food for you to buy, so make sure you do your research to keep your life companion safe despite his unusual personality. And do not forget that moderation is the key to everything!