In light of Lola’s recent post regarding food and dangers to our furry friends, she’d like to let you know about a few foods that you can safely give your pups. They will thank you for it!
Courtesy of the I ♥ Dogs Site (theilovedogssite.com):
Look at that face. I mean can anyone really say no? We all know that tablescraps are typically bad for our four-legged friends, but isn’t there something we can share? Much to our luck, there is! In fact, there are a few people treats we can pass over to our pups. But remember, all of the items on this list are without any extras – no butter, no salt, no sugar. They are as is, and believe it or not, your pooch will probably love them! Just remember that they are still treats, so you only want to feed them sparingly.
- Sweet potatoes – Yep! These are actually very nutritious, containing lots of antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals. To feed sweet potatoes, simply bake them and mash them up or cut them into treat-like cubes. A simple and long-lasting treat!
- Peanut Butter – You probably already knew about this one, but that’s good! It means you’ve been choosing a healthy and safe people snack for your pup! Peanut butter tends to be an all-time favorite Kong stuffer for both dogs and owners alike. The good news is that we can keep it up!
- Yogurt – Now, remember that when we say yogurt, we mean plain yogurt with no added flavors, sugars, or artificial sweeteners. Don’t go giving Fido your strawberry-banana flavored store brand. When you choose yogurt with active bacteria cultures, you’ll actually be feeding your dog a healthy probiotic! In fact, yoghurt is one of the few items on this list that you should have no problem feeding with every meal.
- Eggs – Everyone can have protein for breakfast! Scrambling up some eggs for your pooch certainly won’t hurt him (just remember to hold the salt and pepper).
- Kelp – You might be wondering if this is actually a human food, but it is! In fact, kelp holds a ton of nutritional value for both humans and dogs. While you might not have access to raw kelp, it’s readily available in powdered forms to add to your dog’s meal.
- Carrots – These were my dog’s favorite growing up! Baby carrots are a super easy snack that’s healthy too. A raw carrot is packed with antioxidants and is sure to give your pet a little something to chew on as well!
- Apple Slices – You may have read our article before about making sure to keep apple seeds away from your dogs, but apple slices are perfectly fine. Once sliced and cored, they provide a high fiber, crispy treat that you and your dog can enjoy. Especially dipped in peanut butter!
There are other treats you can share with your pet as well, but we thought these were some of the easier and more unique ones. Whether you’re out on a picnic together sharing carrots or planning a nutritional meal, these “people” foods are sure to give your pet just as much nutrition as they are great taste!
Bon appetit! 🙂