You might feed your dog a specific type of dog food and give them lots of doggy treats but there are human foods you can give them to. Some human foods can make a healthy alternative to a dog treat or simply just provide something beneficial for your dog. You need to make sure your dog has a healthy, balanced diet with all the nutrients that they require. Any dog foods that are labelled ‘complete’ should provide this, but a few human foods in moderation can also be good for your dog.
Here are 15 human foods that your dog can eat:
High in potassium, magnesium and fibre, although some dogs don’t like the texture.
Dogs love the crunchy texture. They are high in vitamins and good for your dog’s teeth.
- Meat (no bones)
Some extra fresh protein is good for your dog, just don’t give them cooked bones.
- Peanut butter
For some reason dogs adore peanut butter. High in protein and fat. Go for natural peanut butter, avoid brands that are high in salt and sugar.
The smell of cheese is irresistible to dogs. Cheese is high in fat so use as a special treat only and don’t overfeed.
Great for your dog’s coat and skin, good source of Omega 3 fatty acids.
Hard boiled eggs are a good source of protein for your dog, avoid raw eggs (there is a lot of debate as to whether dogs should eat raw eggs or not).
- Sweet potatoes
Another crunchy vegetable, a source of fibre and vitamins (C, B6).
Remember to take the pips and the stalk out. Source of fibre and vitamins and dogs tend to like the texture.
High in iron and other vitamins, has anti-inflammatory properties.