There’s tons of bad food out there for your dog, and the internet is filled with lists of them. Are there food items out there that your dog can eat? Yes, there are actually! There are some food items that are actually healthy for your dog in moderate portions. Remember, everything in moderation!
Cheese is a great treat for your dog, my dogs LOVE the word “cheese”. Dogs can be lactose intolerant so if you’ve never witnessed your dog eat dairy and be fine, start out with a small amount. Low fat cheese is recommended.
Bananas are healthy for you and your dog! My Yorkie x Min Pin has loved bananas as a treat since he was a puppy. Try freezing them before serving your dog on a hot sunny day for a nice cooling treat.
3. Baby Carrots
Baby carrots are a great source of clean calories for your dog. My dogs love baby carrots cooked in a low sodium chicken broth. You can add them to your dog’s existing diet for texture and flavour!
4. Cooked Chicken
Chicken is a great source of protein for your pup – breasts make for a nice, low fat source of protein. Best form of preparation is boiled! You can add baby carrots and a slow digesting carbohydrate like rice for a delicious meal.
5. Brown Rice
Brown rice is the only rice I feed my dogs. You can add any lean protein, and a vegetable to make a very well rounded and healthy dinner for your dog.
6. Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is actually great for your dog, they can get it stuck in their teeth which actually keeps them licking for awhile. Dogs don’t seem to have any sensitivities towards peanut butter like humans do!
7. Apple Slices
Apple slices are a great treat for your dog, they are tasty and refreshing. I say apple slices because if you feed your dog whole apples, they can get sick from the seeds as they naturally contain cyanide.
8. Blueberries, Blackberries, Strawberries, & Raspberries
Berries are great for your dog for the same reason they are great for us humans! They are a natural antioxidant which helps cleanse the body of any toxin buildup. Try freezing them before serving them to your dog for a nice cooling treat! (Yes I am aware I said that about the Bananas :])
Yogurt is a great source of calcium and protein, but beware of giving your dog too much of it! Their stomachs can’t handle a large amount of yogurt, however, it has been known to help with dogs’ digestive systems!
Salmon is a wonderful source of protein that you can add into your dog’s diet. It is rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids which really helps your dog’s coat shine! If you can’t feed your dog salmon, you can still get the benefits of Omega 3s from Fish Oil Pills.
So there you have it, 10 human foods that are acceptable for your dog to eat! Just remember, everything in moderation! A lot of small dogs are prone to over-eating (I have one myself) and can gain weight even if the treat is healthy! Happy eating!