Dog Health

Human Foods that Are Actually Good for Dogs

In this article, we will talk about 12 human foods that dogs can enjoy. From peanut butter to bread and yogurt, stay tuned to find out more.

1/ Peanut butter

Luckily, regular peanut butter without added sugar or salt is safe for dogs to eat. It only becomes dangerous if the peanut butter contains xylitol. Xylitol is extremely poisonous to dogs.

2/ Dairy products

Dogs can have milk. But be cautious. Some dogs are lactose-intolerant, which means their gut can’t digest milk well. A few tablespoons of cow’s milk or goat milk can be a nice reward for your canine.

If your dog likes dairy products, you can give them plain yogurt instead, which is typically easier to digest than regular milk.

3/ Bread

Plain white and wheat bread is generally safe for dogs to eat in moderation. However, not all breads are harmless. Some breads contain toxic ingredients that should not be fed to dogs.

Garlic and onions, for example, are bread ingredients that are toxic to dogs and can cause serious side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, and collapse.

And some breads contain nuts, seeds, or xylitol, which appeal to humans for their flavor and health benefits but can cause problems for dogs. And the biggest danger comes from raisins. Raisins are highly toxic for dogs and are sometimes found in breads and baked goods. Even a few raisins can be dangerous.

4/ Watermelon

It’s safe for dogs to eat watermelon if you take a few precautions. First, be sure to remove the seeds, as they can cause  intestinal obstruction.
It’s also a good idea to remove the rind because it can cause a gastrointestinal upset.

Watermelon is a great source of vitamins and is a very nutritional treat to feed your dog. The fruit has high water content and it works great to hydrate your dog in a hot summer day. 

Other fruits such as blueberries, cantaloupe, strawberries, bananas, and mangoes also make excellent snacks as they are full of vitamins and minerals, and they are high in fiber too.

Similarly, apples are a good source of vitamins A and C, as well as fiber for dogs. Low protein and low fat, so it’s perfect as a treat for older dogs. Be sure to remove the core and core first. However, avocados and grapes have been shown to be highly toxic to dogs and should never be fed to dogs.

5/ Chicken

Chicken is safe for dogs. Most vets warn against raw chicken from the grocery store because of the risk of salmonella or other bacterial contamination.

Feed your dog-cooked chicken without any seasoning, onions or garlic. And be sure to remove any cooked chicken from the bone. Cooked chicken bones split easily and can lead to choking and gastrointestinal puncture.

6/ Eggs

Eggs are safe and beneficial for dogs. Essentially, the whole egg, including the eggshell, can be nutritious for your pet. Most veterinarians recommend boiled eggs before giving them to your dog. Raw eggs can be a source of salmonella infection.

7/ White rice

Dogs can eat rice. In fact, many veterinarians recommend rice as a great food for dogs suffering from common gastrointestinal issues. One of the reasons white rice is the preferred grain for dogs with upset stomachs is that it’s easy to digest, quick to prepare, and low in fiber. Rice also contains soluble fiber which helps to stabilize and bind the stool.

8/ Pork

Unfortunately, ham and bacon are not suitable for dogs. Bacon is an incredibly greasy food that is high in salt and can  be too much for your dog’s stomach. Ham also has a dangerously high salt content.However, not all pork meat is completely off the doggy menu.

9/ Bone Broth

Bone broth is made by simmering bones in water for a long time. It contains plenty of nutrients that can be beneficial to your dog. Bone broth is also packed with minerals and vitamin and most importantly, dogs actually love its flavor.

10/ Carrots

Want your canine to have strong teeth? Give them a carrot. Crunching on these orange vegetables is fun and helps remove plaque from your teeth. This healthy, low-calorie snack is a great source of vitamin A for dogs, and it builds immunity, promotes good health, and gives your pet healthy skin.

11/ Coconut meat

 Coconut is also rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, and has been praised for its ability to improve a dog’s skin and coat.

Coconut meat is just as healthy as the coconut oil. The pulp is packed with healthy carbs, fats, and proteins that generate energy to build strong muscles and fuel your four-legged friend.

12/ Pineapple

Not only is pineapple safe for dogs to eat, it packs a nutritious punch. It’s a tangy fruit that’s filled with minerals and vitamins that help support your dog’s health.

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