We all know there are some human foods we shouldn’t feed our dogs, but what about the safe ones?
I don’t know about you, but I love being able to whip up a snack for the human children, and pass some on to my dogs (who happen to be giving me the big blue puppy eyes every time.)
Lets take a look at 10 human foods you can feed your dog, as well as the benefits of each:
What human foods are safe for my dog?
- Sweet Potatoes
- Peanut Butter
My dogs love munching on carrots. And did you know that these paw-some orange veggies are not only healthy, but have great benefits to your dogs teeth as well?
These make great treats for our dogs. My favorite thing to do, is cut them into thin slices, pop them in the oven at a low setting, and make homemade dehydrated sweet potato treats.
Peanut Butter – Yogurt:
I wanted to tie these two together because I will often make some frozen treats for my dogs in the summer. Simply purchase some plain, no fat yogurt, add a couple tablespoons of peanut butter, mix it all up, pour the mixture into an ice cube mold, freeze and voila!
You might be surprised at how many benefits pure pumpkin has to offer a dog. Pumpkin is great for dogs who have constipation issues, as well as dogs who have soft bowl movements. Loaded with fiber, pumpkin can have a huge impact on the health of your dog.
There are a few different options when feeding eggs to a dog. Most people either crack a raw egg or two over top of dog food, or feed the entire egg (shell and all) to their dogs. Whereas some simply scramble up a batch of eggs. Either way you choose, eggs are a great choice for a healthy snack.
Any explanation needed? I think not.
Does your dog seem to have an upset stomach? Try boiling up some chicken (no seasoning) and putting in on top of a bed of white rice for your dog!
Aside from the obvious benefits of apple, this fruit also works well to help clean your dogs teeth. Simply cut into slices, and let them enjoy!
mmmmmm cheese. Not only one of my personal favorite snacks, but my dogs as well! Cheese can also work great as a high value treat during training sessions. Heck, you could teach me to do just about anything if you dangled a good piece of cheese in front of my nose!
So remember next time your chopping up some carrots, or broccoli, pass some down to your dog. He will thank you for it! Don’t leave him out of holiday dinners either – make a plate of mixed veggies for him to enjoy being part of the family.
*A little something to keep in mind: Always keep in mind that while there are some safe human foods you can feed your dog, they should still be given in moderation.
Hi, I’m Jenna Drady AKA HuskyCrazed – author and creator of ownedbyahusky.ca. I am a mother of two beautiful daughters and of course my 3 huskies. Being a husky mom for a long duration of my life, I was inspired to begin writing about them. In doing so, I started doing massive research on dog behavior, and all things dog in general. I am inspired every day by my family, and love to bring my readers valuable information as well as a little laugh while i’m at it. I created my own business partnered with my lovely mother while blogging called Pawz N Clawz Jewelry N Things. We currently sell handmade jewelry with added pet charms, as well as a few dog toys too! As an animal rights activist, and huge believer in helping pets who have been stuck in shelters, we donate a portion of our sales to local shelters throughout Canada.
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