Some human foods are safe for your dog. Some of

Some human foods are safe for your dog. Some of them are even beneficial to your pooch. The following are guilt free treats that you can give to your dog. But, please, if you are unsure of any of these foods, talk to your veterinarian.

  • Bread – Plain bread in small amounts is OK but has no nutritional value. Can cause weight gain.
  • Cashews A few at time are OK. They contain calcium, proteins, antioxidants, magnesium. Too many can cause weight gain.
  • Cheese – If your dog is not lactose intolerant than in very small amounts cheese is OK. Give low fat cheeses like cottage cheese or mozzarella.
  • Coconut – Contains Lauric which helps the immune system by fighting viruses. Also, helps to clear up skin conditions and bad breath.
  • Corn – In moderation is OK. Just keep the cob away.
  • Eggs – As long as they are fully cooked. Great protein source. Can help an upset stomach.
  • Ham – Is OK in small amounts but not the healthiest since it’s high in fat and sodium.
  • Fish – Contains good fats and amino acids, which is a healthy boost for your dog.
  • Peanuts – Not salted peanuts. Peanuts in small amounts are OK. Too many could lead to pancreas issues.
  • Popcorn – Plain air-popped popcorn is OK in small amounts. Unpopped kernels could be a chocking hazard.
  • Quinoa – Is very nutritional and good for your dog.
  • Turkey – As long as it’s not covered in seasoning and garlic, turkey is OK. Remove all bones skin, and excess fat.
  • Wheat/Grains – Unless your dog has an allergy then wheat/grains are good for them. Contains fiber, protein and essential fatty acids.

Fruits and Veggies

  • Apples – Great source of vitamins A and C, and fiber. Just remove the seeds and core first.
  • Bananas – Should only be given as a treat because of the high sugar content.
  • Blueberries – High in antioxidants.
  • Broccoli – Should be given as an occasional treat. May cause gastric irritation in some dogs.
  • Cantaloupe – OK in small amounts because it is high in sugar.
  • Carrots – Raw carrots are good for your dogs teeth. They are high in fiber and beta carotene.
  • Celery – Freshens doggy breath. Helps promote a healthy heart and fight cancer.
  • Cranberries – In small amounts is OK but too many could cause an upset stomach.
  • Cucumbers – Can boost energy levels because they are loaded with vitamins and minerals.
  • Green beans – Plain green beans are great for dogs. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals and full of fiber.
  • Mango – Packed with vitamins. Remove the pit first.
  • Watermelon – Remove the rind and seeds, they could cause intestinal blockage. Awesome way to keep your dog hydrated on hot days.
  • Sweet Potatoes – Full of nutrients and fiber. Avoid seasoned and sweet potato pies.
  • Strawberries – Can help whiten dog’s teeth. Give in small amounts due to high sugar content.
  • Raspberries – Has anti-inflammatory properties. Give less then a cup at a time because they contain small amount of the toxin Xylitol.
  • Potatoes – Make sure they are cooked and plain.
  • Pineapple – Contains Bromelain which makes it easier for proteins to be absorbed.
  • Peas – Not canned peas. Peas are high in protein and high in fiber.
  • Pears – Remove the pit and seeds. High in vitamins and minerals.
  • Peaches – Not canned peaches. Remove the pit. Can help fight infections.
  • Oranges – Remove the peel and seeds. Give in small quantities.

As you can the list for safe foods for your dog is much longer than the unsafe foods. So if Spot is giving you his adorable head tilt and puppy dog eyes, while you are eating any of these foods, feel free to share. Dogs can have food allergies to just about anything, just like people. If you have any concerns about giving your dog any of these foods, then please speak with your veterinarian.

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