One of the most common questions Vizsla dog owners ask themselves is whether their pets can consume junk food. It is well known that many pet owners frequently feed their dog junk food and are not concerned about the consequences this may bring for their canine.
Vizslas can eat pizza but in small quantities. Don’t try to give it more than you should because it can get sick. On the other hand, there are people who say that dogs should not be given pizza because they do not provide the necessary nutrients they require to live.
This controversy is due to the fact that many pizzas contain onion or garlic in the crust, sauce or topping. These toppings and seasonings can cause stomach ache in dogs, so if you want to share a pizza with your Vizsla, make sure to check all the ingredients before offering a piece. Dogs can be lactose intolerant and can also be sensitive to wheat.
Why are Garlic and Onion on Pizza Harmful to My Vizsla Dog?
Onions and garlic are part of the Allium genus of flowering plants. They contain n-propyl disulfide and thiosulfate, which are substances that cause your pet’s red blood cells to break down and cause anemia. In other words, if a dog ingests onions and garlic, its red blood cells will drop, causing your Vizsla to lose weight and, in extreme cases, death.
So if you want to feed a piece of pizza to your Vizsla, avoid having it contain pieces of onion or garlic.
Is Pizza Dough Safe for My Vizsla Dog?
Dogs can safely eat bread in small amounts. Yeast is only dangerous if it is in the raw dough your canine eats.
This dough can build up in your Vizsla’s gastrointestinal tract, causing a blockage and, in the process, releasing alcohol, leading to ethanol poisoning. That can lead to a heart attack and the death of your dog.
You need to make sure that the pizza sauce does not have onion salt or garlic salt. Also, as a condiment on pizza, mushrooms can be a problem, so avoid feeding them.
Why Shouldn’t My Vizsla Dog Eat Pizza?
Basically, pizza is nothing more for dogs than empty calories. They can gain weight and experience gastrointestinal upset.
Pizza is considered to be made with many ingredients and seasonings that humans should only consume and not animals.
The main ingredients that you should avoid eating your Vizsla dog are:
- Salt in excess.
Also, most pizzas are covered in grease. Typically, it’s one of the reasons we humans consume this, and even low-fat pizzas still have a lot of it.
This extra fat makes your dog gain more weight. Regardless of its breed (Vizsla or not), dogs must have controlled portions of fat. In general, their diets should contain around 10% fat.