Our pets are a part of our family, so when it’s time to sit down for a family meal, it feels natural to include your furry friend.
Your dog likely loves the extra attention and occasional bites of human food, but not all human food is safe for canine consumption
Here are some snacks that are healthy for your dog to indulge in occasionally and a few that you should avoid feeding to them no matter what.
Select fruits and veggies, while not as appetizing as bacon, are often great snacks for your dog. Your dog can safely snack on apples, bananas, blueberries, cantaloupe, oranges, pineapple, and strawberries. Just be sure to rinse these and remove any pits or seeds before serving. Watermelon is also pet-friendly and can help keep dogs hydrated on a hot summer day!
As far as vegetables go, dogs can safely eat broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, and carrots, green beans, cauliflower, pumpkin, and much more. In fact, we suggest keeping a
You should never feed your dog onion or garlic in any form. If any of the veggies we mentioned above were cooked with these ingredients, skip the table top treat.
Keep in mind that sugary fruits should be given to your dog in moderation. Although many of them are packed with natural sugars, they can result in a hyper dog that might experience poor bowel movements.
You should also refrain from feeding your dog grapes and raisins; they are toxic to dogs.
Keep in mind that dogs don’t need fruits and veggies in their diets so sharing a human treat shouldn’t be a regular routine, it should be for a “special occasion.”
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