If you’ve eaten a meal alongside your dog, chances are you’ve passed along a few scraps. But does it ever seem like you’re serving up the same old thing? Peanut butter’s great, but it can feel like your dog eats it every day. And carrots aren’t exactly the most appetizing thing for humans to snack on. Here are some healthy, tasty options from your own diet to add some variety. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about whether or not it’s safe to feed humans foods to dogs. But before you decide whether or not to share your food with your pup, here are some tips for making sure you’re feeding them the best possible diet.
Pay attention to ingredients if you’re giving your pup table scraps. When you’re giving your pup table scraps, pay attention to ingredients. We know it’s tempting to let them take a bite of your steak or nibble on some chocolate, but these foods are not good for dogs. They can cause stomach upset and even death in some cases. Chocolate is toxic to dogs, so avoid giving it to your pup if at all possible! It can lead to nausea, vomiting and diarrhea (not fun for anyone involved). Avoid giving human foods that are high in sugar or fat because they can lead to obesity problems in dogs as well as obesity-related health issues like diabetes mellitus and heart disease. Obviously humans need fat in our diets—but we also have the ability to control how much of it we eat every day while our pets don’t have this luxury! So keeping their diets balanced will keep them healthy over time while also helping keep their weight under control too! Be careful with onions, garlic and avocado: these are considered “Achoo!” foods due their high levels of sulfides which can trigger allergic reactions like sneezing fits or watery eyes among other symptoms — none of which you want when dealing with either one — so try not feeding them any at all until you’re sure what kind of reaction there might be first hand before deciding whether or not it’s worth taking precautions against such reactions down the road.”
The last thing you want is to give your dog something that will make it sick, or even worse, put it in the hospital. So be sure to check ingredients if you’re sharing human food with your canine companion. But also keep in mind that healthy doesn’t always mean “good for dogs,” and vice versa. And always ask your vet before giving any new foods (human or not) to your dog.