Let’s be honest, sometimes we can’t just resist treating our dogs with human food. That is fine, as long as you ensure you choose people foods that are safe for our canine friends.
Here are a few people food that are safe for dogs, and they love it:
Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium and probiotics, vitamins and ons of beneficial bacteria. It helps control yeast in the digestive tract and maintain a healthy and strong intestinal flora.When your dog takes antibiotics for medical reasons, antibiotics don’t just kill the harmful bacteria or virus; they normally also kill the good bacteria that are necessary for your dog. This is why many people add yogurt to their dog’s food when they are taking antibiotics.But that doesn’t mean that all dogs can eat it. For example, spaniels have a very poor tolerance of lactose even in very small amounts, so it’s a good idea to find information on your dog’s breed and how they tolerate yogurt.
A favourite treat of many canines. Not only is it a good source of protein, but it also contains heart healthy fats, vitamin B, niacin, and vitamin E. Stuff peanut butter into a Kong to keep your dog busy for hours. Choose raw, unsalted peanut butter.
NOTE: Be absolutely sure that you’re not using sugar-free or “lite” peanut butter that has artificial sweeteners, particularly xylitol, as these substances are incredibly toxic to dogs.
An excellent source of easily digestible, non-meat protein that any dog vitally needs in their diet. Rich in amino acids and minerals, eggs is a good source of fuel for metabolism and muscular contraction. Loaded with protein and a host of vitamins and minerals, eggs provide blue ribbon–worthy luxurious coats.
Carrots are low in calories but packed with fibre and vitamins. This popular vegetable is not only good for the eyes but also help boost the immune system and for general well-being. Crunching on carrots can also be good for your dog’s teeth.
Apples contain large quantities of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium and soluble fiber. Dogs generally love the sweet flavor and crunchy texture. But you need to fully remove the apple core and seeds. The cores can present a choking risk. And seeds contain small amounts of cyanide, which is lethal when consumed in large amounts.
While the chance of injury from ingesting a few seeds is low, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Cucumber is very rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants which make them a healthy alternative to store bought dog treats. Cucumbers are very good for hydration especially during hot weather and work as natural breath fresheners too. Cucumbers also contain generous amounts of silica, potassium and magnesium all of which aid in good skin and fur health in dogs. In addition cucumbers also loaded with multivitamins so think of them as wonderful natural health supplements for your pet which should be offered in small doses!
It’s also full of Vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. But, most of all, it’s an excellent source of dietary fiber. This fiber supports healthy canine digestive tracts by feeding the “good” bacteria found within their intestines, thereby aiding in nutrient digestion and absorption and regulating the consistency of their stool.
Cooked, unsweetened and unsalted oatmeal provides dogs with important soluble fiber. Oatmeal is good for older dogs who are beginning to suffer from irregularity; the fiber in the oatmeal helps maintain normal bowel movements. For dogs who are allergic to wheat, oatmeal is a good grain substitute.
Fish is an excellent source of protein for Scooter and can be a lifesaver for dogs with meat allergies. -Although some raw-diet enthusiasts recommend sushi and even the occasional whole raw fish, there are parasites that can be extremely harmful (notoriously one in salmon) that cooking quickly destroys. Just remember, all that beneficial fish flesh hangs on a frame comprising scads of tiny bones, any one of which can do a number on a dog’s mouth and digestive tract.
Rice is great for your dog, especially if they’re having stomach troubles. Brown or white can work: while brown is a little higher in protein, white rice is easier to digest (especially for older dogs).