You know, every food we eat every day is not suitable for dogs. Some of it can be dangerous for them. There are a few human foods to feed your dog that escape this rule and may even prove beneficial to our canine friends. Here are which ones!
Human Foods To Feed Your Dog
1. Pasta and rice
It is quite possible to give your dog pasta or rice, as long as it does not represent more than 5% to 10% of his diet. Indeed, the dog is a carnivorous animal which essentially needs meat to survive! In addition, pasta and rice must be well cooked. And be careful; avoid whole-grain pasta and rice, which is much less digestible for your doggie!
The animal protein should be the basis of feeding your dog. So you can give it meat, as long as it is not fatty and cooked to well done. Indeed, it is forbidden to give raw meat to your animal, because the risk of poisoning and parasitic infection is great.
In addition, chewing bones are not recommended, whether small or large, as the risk of choking is too great.
Greens are a source of vitamins, minerals and especially of fiber for your dog. So, do not hesitate to give him a little each day, whether it is green beans, carrots, pumpkin or even zucchini. However, always remember to steam them thoroughly before giving them to your faithful companion and keep it plain. Adding in butter or seasonings can upset their stomach.
Be careful, the avocado is to be avoided, because it can be very dangerous for your dog! This is also the case with tomatoes, onions and garlic.
Although they should be given sparingly (as occasional treats, for example), some fruits can be given to your dog. This is particularly the case with oranges, bananas, pears and even melons. However, always be careful to wash them well, cut them into small pieces and remove the skin, seeds and stones.
Be careful, cherries and grapes should be completely banned from your dog’s diet!
You can give your dog a little bread every now and then, as long as it is rather dry and hard and it is whole meal or grain bread. On the other hand, ban raisin, nut or chocolate chip breads! And above all, never give him raw bread dough; it could be fatal for him!
Be careful, the bread has no nutritional value for the dog, so he should not eat it every day. Once or twice a month is enough.
6. Unfermented cheese
As a treat or to sneak your dog down a pill, cheese, preferably unfermented, can be a solution. However, this must remain very occasional since dairy products in general are particularly difficult to digest for our canine friends.
7. Vegetable oils
Adding a drizzle of olive oil, rapeseed oil or hemp oil to your dog’s bowl every day helps to ensure a sufficient intake of omega 3 and omega 6.
8. Peanut butter
A source of protein and healthy fats, raw, unsalted peanut butter can be a great little treat for your dog. For example, you can spread it on his favorite toy, like the Kong, to keep him occupied for a while. However, be careful not to choose a peanut butter without sugar or light, because it could contain xylitol, which is very toxic to dogs.
Provided they are cooked, eggs can be a good source of protein for your dog. But, again, this should be occasional because eggs are also high in fat.
Oatmeal is a great source of fiber, which helps improve your dog’s digestion. It is also an alternative to cereals for dogs allergic to wheat. Make cook the oatmeal and wait for them to cool before serving them to your pooch!
Puppy treats can be fun to give and help with potty training, but what kind is the best to give can be a little tricky.
Maybe you’ve seen we’re dogs have been poisoned from specific brands of treats or that over seas brands have been recalled due to certain handling issues.
What Human Foods To NOT Give Your Dog For Treats:
- Ice Cream
- Macadamia Nuts
- Grapes & Raisins
- Yeast Dough
The ASPCA goes over good and bad foods and how they can harm your dog at certain levels.
Natural Human Food Treats To Give:
- Green Beans
- Boiled Chicken
- Plain Mashed Potatoes
You always want to check the back of your dog treats and food. Take a look at the ingredients and where it is made or manufactured. For more information on this check into What’s In Your Dog’s Food.