Human Foods Dogs Can Eat Too
We all know it’s hard to resist giving your dog a piece of your food when they’re giving you those puppy dog eyes. It can be hard to remember which foods are safe for your dog to eat. Luckily, this month’s blog is all about human foods you can safely feed your dog!
Proteins and Meat
Cooked meats like:
Pork, chicken, turkey, fish, and eggs are excellent sources of protein for your dog. The most important thing is that the meat is cooked beforehand, as raw meats can actually have bacteria or parasites. It is also important to not season any of the meat you plan on feeding your dog; especially garlic, onions, chives, or leeks.
These are part of the Allium family, which are toxic to your dog. It is also important to not overfeed your dog on these meats. They have more protein than is normally necessary for your dog, so try to limit it to once or twice a week as a special treat.
Believe it or not, there are a few snack foods your dog can safely eat. Peanut butter, a popular treat for dogs, is full of vitamins B and E, as well as niacin.
The American Kennel Club recommends raw and unsalted peanut butter, and checks the ingredients for xylitol, a sugar substitute that can be toxic to dogs. Popcorn, without salt or butter, is also perfectly safe in moderation for dogs to eat. Some other snacks your dog can eat (in moderation) are:
- Cheese, and
Of course, make sure your dog is not lactose intolerant before feeding them anything with dairy.
Human Food Vs Dog Foods
While feeding your dog some tasty human food can be fun, it’s important to remember that it isn’t made for them even if it is safe to eat. It’s alright to give them a treat a few times a week, but you need to be feeding them healthy dog food normally. Hi-Standard Dog Food is formulated to give your dog all the vitamins and nutrients they need to live a long and healthy life, so they can eat more table scraps of course. With 100% American ingredients and no recalls ever, make sure your dog’s diet meets the golden standard with Hi-Standard Dog Food. Visit our website or call 866-357-3335 to find a dealer near you today!