Feeding your dog human food can be really good for them, but there are some human foods that you should avoid giving your dog. Dog’s bodies can’t digest certain foods, which can result in gastrointestinal issues and in some cases death. Here’s a list of human foods your dog can and can’t eat:
Human Foods Your Dog Can Eat
Probably your dog’s favorite treat. Peanut butter is the one the healthiest and safest foods to feed your dog. Limit their intake, especially if it contains salt, as peanut butter is high in calories and fat.
Full-boiled and half-boiled eggs are packed with protein, vitamins, and minerals that make it the perfect treat for your dog. Feeding your dog eggs has also been proven to prevent vitamin depreciation. Never feed your dog raw eggs.
Carrots can be given to your dog whether they are cooked or raw. They are low in calorie, high in fiber, and easy for your dog to digest.
Cooked salmon is perfectly safe for you to feed your dog. It’s high in omega-3 fatty acids that are great for your dog’s skin and fur health, as well as reduces inflammation.
Cheese is safe for dogs to consume in limited quantity. Some dogs might suffer from digestive problems because of cheese’s lactose and fat content. Mozzarella is a great low fat cheese that you can give your dog.
One of the safest and most nutritious, blueberries are a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and fiber that all benefit your dog’s overall health.
Apple slices are healthy treat for your dog. Like blueberries, apples are a good source of antioxidants and aid their digestive system. Keep apple seeds away from your dog. Apple seeds contain cyanide and consuming too many of them will result in death.
Human Foods Your Dog Can’t Eat
Never feed your dog onions. Onions contain a toxic compound called N-propyl disulfide that affects the red blood cells of dogs, decreasing the amount of oxygen that their bodies can carry. This is known as anemia. Symptoms of anemia are weakness, lethargy, fainting, and reduced appetite.
Garlic contains a toxic chemical called thiosulfates that, like onions, will cause anemia in dogs. Vomiting is also a symptom of garlic consumption in dogs.
While avocados are full of healthy fatty acids, it contains a compound called persin, which is toxic to dogs in large quantities.
Grapes & Raisins
Both grapes and raisins are extremely toxic to dogs, resulting in kidney failure if consumed too much.
This goes without saying, we all know that chocolate is bad for dogs. Even consuming a little bit can result in diarrhea and vomiting. Seizures, irregular heart function and death can occur if too much chocolate is eaten by your dog.
In conclusion, always keep an eye on what your dog is eating. If you’re unsure if you can give your dog a certain food, do some research first. You might just save your dog’s life.
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Written by Vincent M.