25 People Foods That are Safe and Healthy for Dogs

25 People Foods That are Safe and Healthy for Dogs

It’s the cliché moment from every family movie, the kid isn’t enjoying their vegetables at dinner and throws the food on the floor for the family dog to eat.

But are all human foods safe for dogs?

Some human foods offer many nutritional benefits for your dog, but others are toxic. It is important to know the difference. It is also important to never add seasonings and cooking oils to foods that you are feeding your dog.

Here are 25 human foods that are safe (and healthy) for your dog!

 

  1. Carrots

Carrots are high in fiber, vitamin A and beta carotene. Raw carrots' crunchiness makes them great for dental health. Carrots are higher in carbohydrates so only feed them to your dog in moderation.

 carrots for dogs

  1. Green Beans

Green beans are high in manganese, vitamin A, C, and K. Green beans make great training treats cut into small bite sized pieces. Green beans are also high in dietary fiber.

green beans for dogs

  1. Apples

Apples are a good source of vitamin A and C. Apples are high in fiber and are relatively cheap making them a great snack to have on hand. Never feed your dog the stem, core, or seeds.

apples for dogs

  1. Blueberries

Blueberries are high in antioxidants and considered a super fruit! They are low in fat, high in fiber, and packed full of vitamin C. Blueberries are found in some commercial dog foods because of their health benefits.

blueberries for dogs

  1. Watermelon

Watermelon is the perfect snack on a hot summer day. Bonus point for being a great source of magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C.

watermelon for dogs

  1. Sweet Potato

Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, B5, B6, and C. Sweet potatoes make an amazing single ingredient dehydrated treat!

sweet potato for dogs

  1. Strawberries

Strawberries are packed full of folic acid, magnesium, and fiber. Strawberries have plenty of vitamin B1, B6, C, and K. Strawberries are high in sugar so they should only be fed as an occasional snack.

strawberries for dogs

  1. Banana

Bananas are loaded with potassium, fiber, and vitamin B6 and C. Bananas make a great fresh, frozen, or dehydrated treat.

bananas for dogs

  1. Cantaloupe

Cantaloupe is high in beta carotene and potassium. Remove the rind and seeds before feeding cantaloupe to your dog. Cantaloupe is also high in vitamin A, B, and C.

cantaloupe for dogs

  1. Cucumber

Cucumber is an amazing low calorie treat for dogs. Cucumber is also full of vitamin K.

cucumber for dogs

11.Pumpkin

Pumpkin is one of the more popular treats and meal additives for dogs. Pumpkin is loaded with calcium, zinc, magnesium, and vitamin A and C. Can and cooked pumpkin is the best for your dog. Dogs can even have pumpkin seeds in moderation. Pumpkin can be served to help dogs with digestive problems.

pumpkin for dogs

12.Peanut Butter

Do NOT feed your dog peanut butter that contains xylitol. Only feed peanut butter that contains one ingredient. Peanuts. Peanuts are rich in protein, vitamin B and E, and healthy fats. Peanut Butter is high in calories and should be fed as an occasional snack.

peanut butter for dogs

  1. Plain Greek Yogurt

Plain Greek yogurt is high in protein and a natural probiotic. Adding yogurt to your dog’s diet is good for digestive health. Be careful introducing yogurt to your dog’s diet as dogs are known to be lactose intolerant.

plain greek yogurt for dogs

14.Oatmeal

Plain oatmeal is an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals! Oatmeal is easily digestible making it a great option for dogs with stomach problems. Always cook oatmeal before feeding it to your dog. Remember not to add salt, butter, any other extras that may be harmful to your dog. Try adding berries for an extra treat!

oatmeal for dogs

15.Chicken

Chicken is a fantastic lean protein for dogs and is a main ingredient in many dog foods. Chicken helps build lean muscle mass and provides omega-6 fatty acids.

chicken for dogs

16.Salmon

Salomon is one of the healthiest meats a person or dog can eat! Salmon is full of protein and omega fatty acids. Salmon is known to help inflammation and improve skin quality.

 salmon for dogs

17.Turkey

Turkey has many of the same benefits as chicken does for your dog. But turkey needs to have the fat cut off and needs to be fed in smaller amounts. Large quantities of turkey have been known to cause pancreatitis.

 turkey for dogs

18.Goat Milk

Goats milk is easier to digest than cows’ milk and has all the same vitamins and minerals. Goats milk is a better choice for your dog than traditional milk. Goats milk contains electrolytes, fatty acids, and digestive enzymes.

 goat milk for dogs

  1. Honey

Honey is great for dogs that are prone to allergies! Honey is known to help animals build up a resistance to allergens. Honey contains many vitamins as well as copper and calcium.

 honey for dogs

  1. Beef

Did you know that beef is the most common meat found in dog foods? Most dogs love the taste, and it is packed full of vitamins and minerals. Beef has all the healthy fats that your dog needs.

beef for dogs

21.Lamb

Lamb is often used as a protein option for dogs with allergies. Lamb is a low calorie and high protein option.

lamb for dogs

22.Pork

Pork has the same amount of protein as chicken or beef but has more fat. Pork can be high in salt making it not ideal for dogs that have weight challenges.

pork for dogs

  1. Duck

Picky dogs are known to love duck for its delicious flavor. Duck can be expensive and hard to find. Duck is high in fat and has less protein than other meats. Duck is also not ideal for dogs that have weight challenges. Duck is rich in iron and an easy to digest protein source.

duck for dogs

24.Corn and Popcorn

Corn is found in many dog foods. Corn and popcorn and safe for dogs. Corn and popcorn are packed full of carbohydrates and contain iron and thiamine.

corn and popcorn for dogs

  1. Cheese

Cheese contains essential minerals like iron and calcium making it beneficial for your dog’s bone health. Cheese is loaded with protein, fats, and vitamin A and D. Buy cheese like cottage cheese and mozzarella for your dog because they are lower in fat.

 cheese for dogs

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