While most of us aim to keep our dogs strictly on their diets, we often can’t resist giving them a few human treats. If you are one to reward your pet with a table scrap or two, it is important to ensure that you choose appropriate items that are safe for your dogs.
Here are the 5 safest human foods for dogs.
As the number one puppy favorite, peanut butter is a great source of protein that also contains healthy fat, niacin, vitamin B, and vitamin E. You can add peanut butter into a Kong to keep your furry friend entertained or if they need to take medicine they don’t like. Just be sure to choose raw peanut butter that is unsalted. Don’t buy any sugar-free or lite peanut butter as they contain xylitol, which is an artificial sweetener that is toxic to dogs.
Believe it or not, dogs love yogurt. Not only are they high in calcium but also a great source of protein. Be sure to choose yogurts that do not contain added sugars or artificial sweeteners. Yogurts with active bacteria will work as a probiotic that is great for your dog’s digestive system.
Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids that are known to keep your dog’s coat shiny and healthy. Omega-3 is also known to support your dog’s immune system and provide healthy fat. You can include salmon oil to their food bowl or feed your dog cooked salmon fillets for best results.
Apple slices will help clean off residue from teeth and helps freshen breath. They are also a great source of fiber, vitamin A, and C. Just be sure to remove the seeds and core before giving your dog apple slices.
Another great source of soluble fiber is oatmeal. It is known to benefit dogs with irregular bowel issues and a great alternative to wheat. Just be sure to cook the oatmeal before serving and do not add any sugar or flavor additives.
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