When your precious pup comes up to you at the table and begs for you to share some scraps, it can be very tempting or almost second nature to just, share. Unfortunately, depending on what you share, the outcome could be deadly.
While there are several deadly human foods when it comes to what dogs can and can not eat, there are also many human foods that are not only safe but pretty healthy.
What is your pooch’s favorite human food and do you know if it is Ok for them to eat?
Check out the top low calorie foods that are safe to share with your pet as well as a short list of what to never feed them, ever:
The Veggie Platter: Raw baby carrots make tasty treats and help clean your dog’s teeth as an added benefit. Carrots add beta carotene, vitamin A and fiber to your dog’s diet. Sweet potato provides a nutritious canine favorite full of vitamins and fiber. Your dog can also enjoy raw or cooked zucchini, squash, spinach and lettuce. Use canned or frozen salt-free uncooked green beans instead of biscuits for a low-calorie treat.
Favorite Fruits: Treat your dog to apple slices for another crunchy, teeth-cleaning snack that supplies fiber, vitamins A and C. Blueberries, strawberries, seedless watermelon and bananas all make healthy canine snacks.
Get Creative: Fill a Kong toy with yogurt and freeze it for a treat that will keep your dog busy and happy. Use a low-fat variety with no artificial sweeteners, which are toxic for dogs. Peanut butter contains healthy fats for dogs as well as vitamins and can be used in toys as well. Cut up a hard-boiled egg for a healthy dog treat with extra protein. Small pieces of salmon are good for your dog’s skin, coat and immune system. Low-fat cheese makes a great treat. Use string cheese for a portable training tool.
Do Not Feed: Grapes and raisins can be toxic to dogs. Avoid fruits with pits such as peaches and plums. Don’t feed him tomatoes, avocados and mushrooms. Garlic and onions can be toxic, as can nuts such as macadamia nuts, walnuts, pecans and pistachio nuts.