A lot of dog owners like to give their canines scraps from the table from time to time. But it is important to know what is good for them and what isn’t. In this article, we are going to run through a few of the healthiest human food that it is okay to give them. After all, you don’t want to cause them to get ill in any way. So, let’s get started.
It may seem strange to people who have never thought to feed peanut butter to a dog before, but it is one of the best treats as it lasts for such a long time! Not only this, it is packed with all sorts of things like protein, healthy fats, niacin, vitamin B and vitamin E. Ideally, you should be going for an unsalted variety as too much salt is bad for dogs just as it is bad for humans. However, you need to check carefully that it doesn’t contain sugar substitutes such as Xylitol which can be deadly for dogs.
Dogs tend to love having a bit of chicken, and it can be served to them in a wide variety of ways. While cooked chicken is fine, you should avoid giving them cooked bones as they are likely to splinter. However, raw bones are soft and chewy so they tend to be fine.
Just as salmon is a very healthy food for humans to eat, the same goes for dogs as well. This is because it is full of omega-3 fatty acids, and it tends to be the fish used in a variety of food items. Make sure that the salmon is cooked properly or you could also give them some capsules. For another way to give your dog some nutrients, take a look at green lipped mussel powder. It is also worth talking to your vet to find out the nutrients that are best for your dog.
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” as the old saying goes – and the same may well be true of the vet! Apples contain phytonutrients, vitamin A and vitamin C. They can be given to your dog either with the skin on or peeled, but you should avoid giving them the seeds as they naturally contain cyanide.
Both high in fibre and vitamin A as well as being low in calories, carrots make a great snack for your furry friend. The act of chewing raw carrots is beneficial for your dog’s teeth as well, which is an area that many pet owners tend to overlook. If your dog is overweight, carrots are good because they are not fattening.
So, there you have just some of the top human food items that you can share with your dog to keep them healthy. There are plenty more out there as well, but make sure that you do your research as you don’t want to accidentally give them anything which could end up being harmful.