For every dog owner out there, you can surely relate to the story where you’re finally done cooking a meal, and then you sit down and right at the first bite your furry friend comes and sits next to you, looking at you with those puppy eyes, just so eager to get a taste of what you’re having. And of course, we just can’t resist them, since they’re such adorable creatures!
You must keep in mind that some of the food we eat isn’t healthy for them, and then you have these two options:
- Find out the healthiest human foods for dogs and cook mainly with those.
- Find a way to resist their cutest puppy eyes every single meal you have.
Particularly, I’d go with number one and that’s why we set up this article today! Read on to see what’s the best human food your dogs can eat.
“The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.” - Michel Houellebecq
Both cooked or raw eggs can be given our dogs:
- When cooked, remember to leave it unseasoned
- When raw, give them with shells and everything
Surely you already knew about this one since pretty much most dog treats recipes use peanut butter. You just need to make sure you’re giving your pet unsalted peanut butter and one that has no substitutes for sugar (like Xylitol).
Chicken and Salmon
Dogs can be fed with chicken either cooked or raw, though chicken bones should only be given to them raw - since they’re still soft and chewy. Cooked bones can be brittle and your dog may end up ingesting shards of bone that can cause problems.
On the other hand:
Salmon should never be given to dogs uncooked. You can give them unseasoned, cooked salmon, or capsules since this fish is filled with omega-3 and it’ll provide the dog a lot of vitamins.
High in vitamin A, fiber, and other nutrients, sweet potatoes are very healthy for dogs. They should also be given unseasoned and either cooked or steamed.
For this one I can tell:
My own dog simply loves them! When we put the potatoes in the oven and start smelling delicious, he goes crazy and just sits near the kitchen waiting for his snack.
Cheese is a great option, especially cottage cheese - that’s because it’s filled with protein, calcium, and it’s easy to digest.
Be careful though:
Some dogs are lactose intolerant, so any dairy product should be given in small amounts!
So, these are the benefits from feeding your dog carrots:
- They’re high in vitamin A and fibers
- Chewing raw carrots is good for their teeth
- They’re low in calories (so they make great snacks for overweight dogs)
Rice and Pasta
Whether plain or whole wheat are good for your dog, just remember not to feed these with sauces. They should only be given unseasoned as they’re great sources of energy for your pups.
Dogs can eat apples just like us, the only thing they can’t ingest are the seeds. Other than that, just slice the apples with the skin on and feed your pooch. In addition, there are also several treat recipes that use apples, so you can make some of those too!
For a special breakfast first thing in the morning, yogurt given to dogs should be non-fat and unflavored. Also, make sure to choose an yogurt that has active cultures since those will help with your dog’s digestive system.
You should remember that some dogs are sensitive to grains, so make sure you know if your dog has that sensitivity before feeding him oatmeal.
That being said,
This is a wonderful option because of the high amount of vitamins, minerals, and fiber it contains.
Most foods on this list are high in vitamin A and fibers, and pumpkins are no different. Either canned or cooked - always unseasoned and with no sugar added - is great for dogs with sensitive stomachs.
Peas and Green Beans
Both peas and green beans are recommended for overweight dogs since they’re low in calories. Alongside that, peas offer plenty of potassium while green beans are filled with vitamins C and K.
Hope this article has been useful to you! Let us know if you have any doubts and if you thought any foods were missing here in the comments below.
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