Foods Your Dog Can Eat
As pet parents, part of keeping our pups healthy is to know that there are certain foods dogs can't eat (we're looking at you chocolate). We're told by the vet, friends, family, and even strangers what NOT to feed them. Today, we wanted to share with you foods that your dogs CAN eat! When you're doing your grocery shopping, you'll feel a little bit better knowing your fur-baby can enjoy some of your food too. Take a look at our list below.
- Apples - Provide Vitamins A and C, as well as nutritious fiber.
- Bananas - Filled with magnesium, but due to high sugar content should only be eaten occasionally.
- Blueberries - A great source of fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals.
- Cucumbers - A good low-calorie option filled with vitamins and minerals.
- Watermelon - The high water content can help keep dogs hydrated, however, do not give them seeds or rind.
- Bell Peppers - Whether red, orange, yellow, or green, they are filled with vitamins as well as potassium and folate.
- Carrots - Can help remove plaque from teeth and are also a good source of Vitamin A. Too much Vitamin A can be toxic, so do this in moderation.
- Green Beans - Provide protein, calcium, and iron, but should be served plain.
- Sweet Potatoes - Filled with fiber, vitamins, and minerals that support your pet's joint and tendon health. These should be served cooked.
- Zucchini - Contains fiber, vitamins, and minerals, yet is still low in calories.
- Chicken - Plain chicken can aid an upset stomach.
- Dairy - Milk, cheese, and plain yogurt are safe for dogs to eat in small quantities. Too much can cause digestive issues.
- Eggs - A wonderful source of protein and can help an upset stomach. Only served these cooked.
- Pork - Unseasoned pork is safe but should only be consumed in small portions. Avoid bacon and processed ham due to high salt contents.
- Seafood - Salmon, shrimp, and tuna are good sources of protein and omega-3 fatty acids for healthy immune system, coat, and skin. Be sure to fully cook before serving.
- Turkey - Turkey is a good source of protein when served unseasoned and with fat removed.
- Peanut Butter - Contains many vitamins, healthy fats, and protein. Avoid varieties with added sugars or sweeteners, especially toxic xylitol.
- Popcorn - Plain popcorn is filled with healthy minerals. However, unpopped kernels can be a choking hazard.
- White Rice - Can be a good option for dogs with digestive issues as it is easy on stomachs.
This is not an exhaustive list of all the foods that your pup can eat. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian when changing your pup's diet and remember that moderation is key. Always have the number for poison control on hand in the event of any emergencies.
Your dogs can also eat pure pumpkin- Libby’s makes it in a can- 100% pumpkin. Great for dogs digestion when mixed with dog food.