As a dedicated pet owner, ensuring the health and happiness of your furry friend is a top priority. While its important to feed your dog a balanced diet, your may be surprised to learn that there are several human foods that your pup can enjoy as an occasional treat or addition to their regular meals. Here are 10 surprising and dog-friendly foods that you can share with your four-legged companion:
A classic favourite among dogs, peanut butter is a great source of protein and healthy fats. Just ensure that it is unsalted and free from xylitol, a sugar substitute that can be toxic to dogs.
Crunchy and low in calories, carrots are an excellent snack for dogs. They are also beneficial for dental health whilst raw or can be mashed as a great ingredient for a ‘Licki Mat’.
Packed with antioxidants, blueberries are a nutritious treat for dogs. They promote heart health, boost the immune system, and are a tasty addition to your pups diet.
Cooked and plain sweet potatoes are safe for dogs, are easy to digest and are rich in vitamin A. This is important for your dog’s eye health and immune system.
Dogs can eat mango as an occasional treat. They provide several vitamins and minerals, in addition to lots of fibre.
Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a great protein option for dogs. It supports a healthy coat, reduces inflammation, and boosts overall heart health.
Plain and cooked oatmeal is safe for dogs and can provide a good source of fibre. It can also be a soothing treat for dogs with digestive issues.
If you’ve ever had to administer a poorly pup with tablets, you may know that cheese is a great way to do so. It is also a great source of calcium and protein. However, be mindful of lactose intolerance and feed in moderation.
After removing the seeds and core, your dogs can enjoy apples? Apples are a source of vitamins and fibre, but feed in moderation due to their sugar content.
Cooked eggs or scrambled can be a protein rich addition to your dog’s diet. They are a good source of amino acids and can help maintain a shiny coat.
Always remember that moderation is key when introducing new foods to your dog’s diet. It’s essential to consult your veterinarian before making significant changes to their meals. Additionally, some dogs may have allergies or sensitivities to certain foods, so be attentive to their reactions.
At Pennine Veterinary, we care about the health and well-being of your beloved pets. Why not try out some of the above with your pet?