We all know the human foods that are not good for dogs – chocolate, grapes, and garlic for example – but what about those that are good for pups? We’ve got your guide on some of the top dog-friendly human foods.
Peanut butter is the most well-known dog-approved (and safe) human food. It’s full of protein, vitamin B, vitamin E, niacin and healthy fats. Just be sure the peanut butter does not contain Xylitol as it’s potentially fatal to dogs.
Just like carrots are great for humans, they’re equally beneficial to dogs. They are high in vitamin A and fiber but low in calories. Chewing on raw carrots also help keep your dog’s teeth clean.
Non-fat yogurt is a great treat for pups. It contains protein, calcium, and digestive cultures – perfect for dogs with stomach problems.
If you’re looking to help your dog lose some weight, try giving them green beans as a snack. They are low in calories but high in fiber, making them a great alternative to otherwise high calorie, processed treats.
No need to wait until fall to feed your dog pumpkin – it’s a great year-round treat. Pumpkin can help with constipation or stomach issues and it’s also a great source of fiber and vitamin A.
Similar to pumpkins, sweet potatoes are high in fiber, vitamin A, and other nutrients. Sweet potatoes are easily digestible and can be served baked, steamed, or even in homemade dog treats!
Thanks to its high omega-3 fatty acid content, salmon is typically used to make fish oil for pets. You can feed your pup capsules or unseasoned, cooked salmon. Avoid feeding them uncooked salmon, though, as it is not safe for dogs.
Apples are a great human food to feed to pups. They are filled with vitamin A, C, and phytonutrients. Apple slices make for the perfect midday snack. You can feed them with the skin on but don’t give them the seeds as they contain cyanide – a toxic ingredient to dogs.
Next time you’re reaching for one of these snacks, don’t leave your pup out! These eight healthy and tasty snacks are perfect for both humans and dogs.
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