A lot of times dogs are considered a part of the family. And sometimes our canine buddies are naughty and uses their puppy-eye trick when they want some food that we eat. It feels guilty to say no when a dog does this to you. However, as a pet owner, you must know which types of food are safe for your dogs to eat.
Here are some of the human foods that are safe for your fur baby.
Chicken is rich in protein which is good for dogs. It is a good natural treat that you can give which it’ll gobble up fast for sure. Just make sure that there isn’t too many spices and oil in a chunk of chicken you’ll give.
Yup, you’ve read it right! Carrots are not just for rabbits but for dogs too! This crunchy vegetable can be given as a natural treat to your canine buddy, whether boiled or fresh.
Eggs are safe for dogs as long as they are fully and properly cooked. Raw eggs are not safe for them and will make them sick. They can get biotin deficiency if they will eat raw egg whites. Eggs can aid in treating an upset stomach and are a good source of protein.
Dogs can eat juicy watermelons. They are hydrating and gives off a little crunch when being bitten that dogs love. Make sure to remove the seeds before giving a piece to your dog as they can cause choking and blockage in the intestines.
Cheese is ok for dogs but in moderation. It is also rich in protein. However, some cheese contains high-fat content. Mozarella and cottage cheese are some low-fat types that you can give to your dog.
Peanut butter is rich in heart-healthy fats, vitamins B and E and niacin. Beware though, because some companies use xylitol in their peanut butter product which is harmful to dogs. Raw and unsalted ones are the best to give to your fur baby.
Yes, plain popcorn is ok for your dogs. So stop being guilty whenever you are giving your dog some during movie nights. Popcorn has riboflavin and thiamine that are good for eye health and digestion and small amounts of iron and protein. Make sure that the kernels are fully popped before giving them to your dog to avoid choking.
You can give bananas to your dogs but in moderation due to its sugar content. Bananas are low in sodium and cholesterol and rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and manganese.
Honey contains nutrients including vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and K and potassium. You can add some honey to your dog’s food as it is also helpful in making your dog’s breath not stinky. Honey can also help in allergies because it has pollens which builds up the immunity of your dogs to allergens in the surroundings.
Giving rice to your dog and adding it to your dog’s diet is safe. Just make sure that you give your paw friend plain cooked rice, without garlic and onion as these two are toxic for dogs.
So next time your dog used its puppy-eyes techniques again, give it some of the foods that are in this list. Always remember though that everything is in moderation.
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