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10 Human Foods You Can Feed Your Dog

Share these 10 healthy people foods with your dog, guilt free!

By: Rose Frosek

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1. Apple
Many a dog loves apple. Crunchy and sweet, apples are a source of vitamins A and C and fibre. Apple seeds, however, contain cyanide so your dog should not be allowed to eat the core. If your dog has consumed an apple core, seeds and all, don’t worry; a few seeds won’t hurt but overtime could cause deleterious effects so don’t let your dog get in the habit of crunching down your apple core.

2. Cheese
Yes, dogs can eat cheese in small to moderate quantities. According to the AKC, as long as your dog isn’t lactose intolerant, which is rare but still possible in canines, cheese can be a great treat. Many kinds of cheese can be high in fat, though, so watch that portion size and go for low-fat varieties like cottage cheese or mozzarella.

3. Brussels Sprouts
This cruciferous vegetable is packed with vitamins and nutrients. Not only is it safe for your dog to eat, it’s healthy! The downside, these babies cause flatulence of the room-clearing kind so tread carefully and keep the portion size small. Recommended serving style is steamed or boiled.

4. Honey
Did your dog get into the honey pot? Fear not, honey is safe for dogs in small quantities though the high sugar content means they should not have much as it can lead to obesity and tooth decay. Raw honey should not be fed to puppies or dogs with compromised immune systems.

5. Coconut Oil
has tons of health benefits for your dog, including gastrointestinal, skin and coat, immune system, and joint and bone benefits. Plus your dog will love the taste!

6. Zucchini
Raw or cooked, zucchini is safe for dogs to eat. Plus, it contains a lot of vitamins, fiber, and minerals, and is low-calorie, making it an excellent treat choice for overweight dogs.

7. Asparagus
is non-toxic to dogs and safe to share, ideally cooked, with your dog. It’s not our top recommendation though, and as in people, it can make urine smell a bit unpleasant after consuming.

8. Peas
are a good source of vitamin B and liked by many dogs. Add them fresh or frozen to your dog’s dinner!

9. Cucumber
Low-cal and crunchy, cucumbers are perfectly safe to give your dog.

10. Strawberries
are a healthy, sweet treat you can share with your dog, as are bananas, watermelon, blueberries, and cantaloupe.

*Remember that treats and other additions to your dog’s regular meal should comprise no more than 10 percent of their daily intake. Always introduce new foods gradually to avoid stomach upset. When in doubt, consult your vet.


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By: Rose Frosek
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