25 Healthy & Easy Human Foods Your Dog Can Eat!
We love our dogs! So naturally, we want to give them the best. Here are twenty-five foods that are dog friendly:
Always feed your dog these foods in moderation. Too much of anything can be bad!
Bananas are great for dogs because they are filled with potassium and vitamins. They are a great alternative treat because they are low in calories.
Eggs are good for your dog raw or cooked! They are high in protein and fatty acids which give your pup loads of energy. Every part of the egg is safe to feed your dog (even the shell.) **It is recommended that dogs are supervised when eating the egg whole or shell**
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This orange wonder food has several health benefits for dogs! They are great for keeping your pups teeth and gums clean. Chewing on carrots remove the hardened gunk that sticks on their teeth. It also helps if your pup is having bathroom problems. This high-fiber snack will help rid your dog of their diarrhea.
4. Sweet Potato
Yummy freshly boiled or dehydrated; the sweet potato is a great healthy option for your pup! Remember to NEVER feed potatoes to your dog raw.
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5. Peanut Butter
A favorite for most dogs! This is a great way to sneak your dogs medicine without them knowing. This treat is packed with Vitamin E that will ensure your pup fights off any nasty sicknesses going around. Just make sure to look for a brand that does not include xylitol in their ingredient list. This alternative to sugar is deadly to dogs.
This breakfast food is not only good for you, but your furiend as well! Oatmeal should be unseasoned and plain for your pup. However, adding other dog safe ingredients like bananas or pumpkin is a great way to add flavor! This treat is high in carbohydrates and is perfect for dogs who are sensitive to grain.
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This magical seed is beneficial in many ways for your pup! It promotes a healthy coat and will get rid of any dry hair. This will also help if the problem is deeper than the fur, escalating to dry skin. Sprinkling a tablespoon onto your dog’s food once a day will do the trick!
Dogs love this one for the sweet taste and the crunchy texture! Apples are loaded with vitamins to help your pup grow strong. Always pre-slice these treats and make sure to remove the seeds and core.
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9. Cottage Cheese
Not many know about this one. Cottage cheese is a great snack for dogs because it is high in calcium. This can help with bone and joint issues. Also, it is fairly bland so you don’t need to worry about a long ingredient list.
10. Green Beans
An all around great treat for your dog! These veggies are high in fiber, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid and many more! They are also a great snack if you are concerned about your dogs weight, as they are low in calories. Make sure these green beans are unseasoned, because too much salt can be bad for dogs.
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Kale can prevent a lot of health issues! It can promote bone development, digestive health, and eye health. That’s not all, this super food is full of antioxidants, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. Some dogs might not like the taste, but don’t give up! You can mix it in slowly to their diet.
This is a healthy alternative to regular dog food. Turkey is super low in fat compared to other meats. It is high in protein and phosphorus. This meat in addition to other dog safe ingredients can replace kibble entirely. It makes for a healthier homemade dog food diet!
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13. Bell Pepper
Plain chopped bell peppers are a delicious veggie for your pet to enjoy! The red bell pepper is the highest in nutrient. They carry vitamins like A & C and also antioxidants! Bell peppers can also help with joint and bone issues by decreasing inflammation. It’s a good idea to introduce bell peppers slowly over time to see how your dog reacts.
This orange spice is one of the few seasoning options that are good for dogs! Adding turmeric in with cooked meats and vegetables can give some missing flavor to the otherwise unseasoned meal. Turmeric is an excellent source of antioxidants! It also has properties to help with pain and epilepsy.
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15. Greek Yogurt
Plain Greek yogurt is very nutritious for your pup! It works wonders for your dog’s digestive track. If things haven’t been normal in the backyard recently… yogurt might just do the trick. Just be weary of any “lite” or “sugar-free” options, because they may contain xylitol.
This festive squash will do wonders for your pooch! Known for being a wonderful remedy for both constipation AND diarrhea. It should be given to your pup in small quantities. (tsp for small pups, tbs for bigger pups) It should always be cooked and unseasoned. (no sugar)
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Seedless, chopped watermelon is a refreshing treat for any pup! This is another low calorie food to help with an “always hungry” pup. Watermelon is rich in vitamins and potassium.
This is a awesome training treat to give instead of store-bought training treats that have low quality ingredients and fillers. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, which fight off cell damaging diseases like cancer.
This treat is super pleasing to dogs for its hydrating, crunchy features. Cucumbers are great for dogs that need to slim down because of there incredibly low calorie count. They are high in many vitamins and minerals like: copper, biotin, magnesium, and vitamin C and K.
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A pups favorite sea creature! Unseasoned, de-boned salmon is an excellent source of omega-3. This healthy fish can be added in with other dog safe ingredients or mixed with kibble.
Whether your dog is enjoying the meat or the oil, they are reaping all the health benefits coconut has to offer! This food will make all the difference in your pooches coat and skin.
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Plain popcorn is a great healthy snack you can share with your buddy! Popcorn is high in several minerals including zinc.
23. White Rice
If your pup isn’t feeling too good in the tummy department, you better break out the rice cooker! This bland food is easily digested and will keep things together. (if you know what I mean)
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Canned or fresh tuna will work for dogs. This high protein fish is super lean and is a great source of healthy nutrition. If you are using canned tun make sure it has no added salt.
In particular, chickpeas and green peas. These peas are super high in many vitamins and minerals to help assist your dog through life. They have iron, zinc, fiber, potassium, and magnesium. Peas are also great for training because they are so small and are low in calories.
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