Wild Bird Seeds Aren’t a Good Treat for Dogs
Let’s first consider what goes into a wild bird seed mix. Usually, it will consist of seeds such as sunflower seeds, safflower seeds, millet, and cracked corn. None of which are considered toxic to dogs but can still pose problems to their health in other ways.
For example, dogs that overindulge on wild bird seeds are likely to suffer from digestive problems like stomach upsets, constipation, and diarrhea. One reason for this might be due to the fact that certain bird seeds aren’t easy to digest. Dogs that are suffering from pancreatitis should also be kept away from the bird seeds due to the relatively high fat content.
Another concern with wild bird seeds is mold. There is always a risk of wild bird seeds becoming moldy, especially if they come poor-quality suppliers. Moldy food may contain mycotoxin, which is harmful to dogs. Never leave a bag of bird seeds unattended.